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Long Branch Scottish Ale | Avondale Brewing Co.

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Long Branch Scottish AleLong Branch Scottish Ale

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States

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

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 27
Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taster at the brewery with Bro and Bob, just got finished eating supper at Saw's Soul Food a couple of doors down. Great brewery with cool outdoors area.

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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 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 brewskifan55
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured at the brewery.

A: Dark brown with a tan half-finger head that lingers. Light lacing.

S: Toffee and malt. A bit of peat smokiness.

T: The malts come tumbling down. Chocolate and light vanilla follow. Not over the top, but not too exciting either.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: I was hoping for more. But this one was a standard, malty Scotch ale. A good gateway beer to the style.

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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.
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 BhamBeerLover
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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Long Branch Scottish Ale from Avondale Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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