Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale | Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleKilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale
BA SCORE
53.4%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 729 ratings
Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleKilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States
fourpeaks.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
21 IBU

Added by mzwolinski on 09-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,890
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
729
Liked:
389
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
12.37%
Alströms:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
190
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 729 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a St Arnold barrel glass.

Look is a deep dark amber with gold highlights and no head.

Aroma is pure sweet roast malt with not much hops.

Taste is again straight malt, lots of deep layered sweetness. Really true to style.

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Photo of Caleb_the
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love AZ, and wanted something local. Chosen because of the name, Kilt Lifter definitely had my attention. Poured cold, it was a red brown color, a bit like the bottle. The head was small, not very frothy, and dispersed quickly. The smell is mild and pleasant. This was a very great, well rounded beer! Very American, an exemplary Arizona brew!

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Photo of hawkssb04
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint-sized can - canned on 01/04/17 stamped on bottom:

Pours dark amber to copper with a thin head that soon dissipates to a wisp. Little lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel, peat, spiced medium-dark fruit.

The taste is of peat, caramel and figs/dates. Sweet balanced by mild peat smoke and a touch of tart dried fruit.

It has a smooth, creamy texture.

A nice representation of a malty Scottish-style ale!

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Photo of matcris
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a red to copper in color with virtually no head. Fair looking carbonation when rocking the glass. The aroma is sweet caramel, malty, and a slight smokey/peat presence. The flavor is the same as the aroma. The beer has a nice full rich flavor, average carbonation, medium feel, and is overall, dry. It's better tasting than it looks in this glass, for sure, but nothing crazy great.

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Photo of Carter_T
4.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Turbo
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BSiegs
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber red to light brown in color with impeccable clarity. One finger of off white foam that recedes to a small ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is caramel, toast, and rich malt presence. Delightful and classic to the style. Flavors follow, with a little spicy earthiness from the hops as well. Very well balanced. Medium body, moderate-high carbonation. Slightly bitter, slightly dry finish. A very well done scotch ale.

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Photo of smithj4
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gelasin
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jnorris404
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleBaco
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeledonia
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scotchboy
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewing from both tap and bottle.

A: Lightly-hazed molasses color, with a creamy head and lacing.

S: Malty, bready, hints of fruitiness and toffee, some nuttiness, faint dark fruits (raisin).

T: Same as the nose, malty and fruity with notes of caramel, toffee, fig, raisin, and sweetness.

MF: Creamy and light/medium bodied.

O: A decent and easy drinking Scotch Ale. Not enough going on to revisit.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzaubrey
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raspy22
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had last night at Hooters. Pretty good.
L: dark copper molasses brown color. Nice looking.
S: what you would expect from a Scottish-style ale. A little muted, but still there is a lot of malt, toffee, nuttiness, caramel.
T: Again, what you would expect from the style, but done pretty well. It is a crushable beer. Malty, nuttiness, toffee, molasses, caramel, and a bit of hop bitterness to ensure that this is not dominantly sweet.
O: I am not impressed by Four Peaks on the whole, but this is a tasty doable beer to get at Hooters and your larger sports bars.

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Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 53.4% out of 100 with 729 ratings
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