Davey Murray's Best Scotch Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Davey Murray's Best Scotch AleDavey Murray's Best Scotch Ale
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3.74/5
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220 Ratings
Davey Murray's Best Scotch AleDavey Murray's Best Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ambruns1979 on 03-01-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
220
pDev:
11.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
50
Trade:
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Nunya
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber hued with a sufficient amount of sediment within the body. There's a half inch of creamy beige on top. The aroma is of a heavy portion of sweet bready to caramel malt. I'm tasting plenty of marzipan and bready to caramel light malt. The mouth is sticky and chewy, which is true to style. This is a style that has pretty much fallen out of favor more recently.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gspeer711
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pretty looking beer. Ruddy brown, almost a pink tint when held to the light. Thin head with lots of lacing.
S: Marzipan, toffee, bbq smokiness.
T: Sweet toffee, roasted oats, lingering sweetness on the finish, despite 9.5%abv little alcohol taste.
F: Thin and drinkable, rather light-bodied for its style.
O: Agree with other reviews. Its too light bodied to be a scotch ale. It almost reminds me of a dunkel, but with some of the smokiness and cloying sweetness of a scotch ale. At $12 a six pack its a good deal.

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Photo of OntheLambic
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin brown almost opaque body with a white to tan head rising just over a finger's length with medium bubbles on the body with a very sticky lacing.

Smell: sweet citrus and toffee scent, dissipates quick right after first sniff.

Taste: Malty sweet consisting of toffee and dose of hops.

Mouth: Good after taste but definitely could be better.

Overall. Hybrid brew which crosses between an American strong ale and scotch ale. Worth grabbing just for the hell of it, salud!

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Photo of h4ger
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a slightly murky, brown color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt and a little smoke. Doesn't have enough peat/smoke/mossy flavor to really feel like a Scotch Ale. Malty and sweet.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seedyone
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Here is a mellow, malty sweetish substantial mouthful. If that's sounds complicated, it's actually not. Maybe a tad rich for a summer's eve, but one that you should take when you can get it.

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Photo of probert
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tshute
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mudROCK
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear mahogany color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong spicy hops, slight citrus hops, sweet malt, alcohol, slight yeast, hint of wood, and slight resin. Does not seem to fit the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp. with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong spicy hops, slight citrus hops, sweet malt, alcohol, slight yeast, hint of wood, and slight resin. Overall, an overly hoppy Scotch ... seems better suited as an Old or Strong Ale. Tasty, but not a Scotch.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.37/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Davey Murray's Best Scotch Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 220 ratings