Piper's Pride Scottish Ale | Lafayette Brewing Co.

very good
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Brewed by:
Lafayette Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by soper2000 on 09-08-2004

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of warpig372
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was really torn on how to feel about this beer: when first drinking it, I found it to lack the malty characteristics I was looking for in a Scottish ale, so I set it aside, but upon returning to it after drinking a pint of Digby's Irish Stout, I was able to discern the biscuity characteristics of the flavor and enjoyed this beer much more.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BGCoon
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Jason417
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of wisrarebeer
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewpub. Served as a sampler.

A: copper color, clear, no head
S: very mild nose, sweeter malt with no noticeable hops
T: sweet, somewhat stale, oxidized taste, but nothing incredibly offensive
M: lighter mouthfeel, on the sweeter side, very low carbonation

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This came to me with a reddish brown hue. Small one finger tannish colored head.

Taste and smell were very similar, and very good. Some good malts and earthy tones. No aftertaste, and a fairly subtle taste overall.

Mouthfeel was somewhat milky, and overall a good compliment to the taste.

Overall, I find this brew hard to describe and very complex, but very, very good. By far the best LBC brew I've have. Go try it.

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Photo of JamesS
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a very nice caramel colow with excellent head and lacing. Very nice sweet malt tones with a nice earthy undertone. Nice deep malty flavor with excellent caramel tones and a slightly earthy/herbel hop bitterness at the end; slightly smoky; wish there was more peated malt (even though that's not usually used in Scotland). Went down very smooth, an excellent beer. (On tap at LBC)

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Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Piper's Pride Scotch Ale is probably my favorite beer.

It's a rich reddish/brown hue. Typically the bartenders pour with little head so you get a pint glass filled to the brim with beer. Despite the pour, the smells are fresh, ripe fruit with roasted malt, and hints of caramel and smoke.

The taste is wonderful. It hides the alcohol well, but still lets you know it's there. The mouthfeel is smooth, and it's very drinkable. You'll find yourself wanting more.

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Photo of TheBierBand
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass with nary a whisp of head. Color is deep mohogany and clear. No head.... no lace... loses points for this... The bartender needs to draw these beers with a bit of head.

Nose was quite good but would have been better with a rougher pour. Lots of roasted malt sweetness with some caramel mixed in. A smokey tone followed. Just a touch of hops for balance and complexity.

Taste was exactly like the smell.... plus had a weird fruity flavor... like dried fruit... apples? Pears?

MF: Low carbonation... not as rich and chewey as I'd have liked.... still a solid Scottish Ale.

Drink: Good, solid offering from LBC. Easily drinkable for sessioning.

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Photo of beveritt
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Had on tap at the Lafayette brewing Company.

Appearance: A deep copper color. Not much head, a ring of tan/white foam, surrounds the glass.

Smell: Sweet malt and caramel.

Taste: Very well balanced between hops and malt. Slightly roasted flavor.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, as is typical of most LBC offerings. Great body.

Drinkability: I could stand to have a few of these.

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Photo of soper2000
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very very pleasant cask conditioned ale. Appearance is a nice brown color with a very creamy white head. Nose is subtle, but notes of caramel and sweet malts are present. A slight smokiness rounds out the nose. First taste starts off with a delicate hop bitterness that is quickly cast aside but a chocolatey/nutty flavor and a little bit of smoke is present too. Mouthfeel is super creamy (maybe LBC uses sparklers???). A very nice session beer overall and always a treat when it shows up on cask.

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Piper's Pride Scottish Ale from Lafayette Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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