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Long Branch Scottish Ale | Avondale Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States
avondalebrewing.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BhamBeerLover on 10-23-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
28
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
26.61%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 28
Reviews by BhamBeerLover:
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4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer has a medium to darker brown appearance as I would've expected for this style. The creamy light colored head has good retention.

S - Roasted malt dominates with hints of peat smoke. This might have something to do with Scottish yeast strain as the guy I asked said they don't use any smoked malts.

T - Good caramel and roasted qualities balanced with subtle hop flavors. Just a tad of smoke at the finish but quickly fades and finishes clean. (This beer is a malt bomb!)

M - Smooth and creamy as one might hope for in any kind of Scottish beer. Really enjoyed this rich but sessionable brew.

O - Would drink this beer often as the weather gets colder or any time I am craving a malty treat (or two) at the end of the day.

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Photo of Ice_cyclops86
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RobertG
2/5  rDev -46.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BeerZack
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tweezer159
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AUGRAD06
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Great Scotch Ale. Really enjoy drinking locally made beer and this is one of the best Scotch Ale's in Alabama. Avondale does not disappoint.

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Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had this at the brewery. Also had this mixed with the Battlefield IPA. They call it the "Braveheart". Very fitting. I actually preferred the combination of the two.

A: Medium cooper to dark color.
S: Roasted malt aroma.
T: Caramel and Roasted touches. Strong but not over bearing.

O: Very drinkable Scottish Ale. Not bad.

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

Photo of Jeff_Hallam
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ttroha
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Tap at brewery. Pours dark black with frothy white head. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Tastes of chocolate, malts, very slight vanilla. Light bodied. Pretty good

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Photo of John44
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of TheBeard89
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMJones
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J_Dill
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at the brewpub. From notes. Reviewed 23 November 2014.
4/4/4/3.5/4.5
Translucent brown.
Smells like coffee. Nutty-bitter with a light (malty?) sweetness.
Full-flavored and excellent! Initiall full of brown sugar and crème brûlée, there is some lightly tart fruit. Wonderfully complex.
The mouthfeel is a little bland or thin, but not unobjectionable.
Supremely enjoyable and recommended. Not sure how well it fits the style, but still good.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4/5  rDev +7.5%

one of the most exceptionally balanced scottish ales i've personally ever had, makes old chub taste like a roided out man child, do give this a try

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Photo of Buff0910
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rob90min
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of tylerthetiger
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Long Branch Scottish Ale from Avondale Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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