Bold Coast Pemaquid Ale | Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company
Maine, United States
sheepscotbrewing.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full-bodied Scottish Ale with a hoppy finish.

Added by Bierman9 on 11-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beastcpa
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erlenmeyer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

17 oz. on draft in a stemmed oversized wine glass at Slates in Hallowell.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber-brown with a short head that is gone quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Faint smoke, some bread, a tiny bit of dark fruit. Malt presence is there. Minimal hops.

Taste: Smokier on the palate than the nose. This beer has a nice smokey, malty flavor that appeals to me.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied at most.

Overall: Nice interpretation of the style. Would have more from this brewery.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

On tap at the Damariscotta River Grille with Festero
Deep golden somewhat sweet with a little smoke. Decent brew, nothing earth shattering,but serviceable.

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of TeddyStriker
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of mscottjohnston
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint on tap at Sarah's Cafe in Wiscasset.

A: Leather brown. Wispy thin head.
S: Overpowering malt. Very faint smoke smell
T: Heavy on malt, with some nutty flavor.
M: Light body with subtle carbonation.
O: Fine for a while, but the malty flavor starts to overpower. Not much else going on here.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mccallisters_dali
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of AndrewDeci
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Sammy
2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the Great Lost Bear. Sourish spicy flaour. Cloudy red with a significant head. A tad of hop aroma. They said this is how it tastes,it came recommended by patrons, and that is only something I would if really pressed, and even then I cannot finish a glass.Mouthfeel is blah.

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Photo of BillyBrew
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of stevecooks
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of LostHighway
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Great Lost Bear:

In a pint glass:

A: dark brown body with a small white one finger head, some rings were left in its wake

S: toasted brown bread, but also kinda like sourdough, smokey, earthy hops

T: smokey sweetness, hops in the background

M: medium; fairly sessionable; clean, malt-driven finish, sweet watery aftertaste

O: this is good for the style and pretty good to me

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can sometimes be a fan of Scottish ales, so I had to try this one.

Deep mahogany pour, a bit turbid. Off-white/tan head, light. Small, but I'm guessing due to the pour. This has some stickiness to it.

Aroma and flavors center on the malt. It's sweet and bold, some peat or smoke just in the background. Earthy, some fresh nut and caramel. A hint of fruit...apple?...comes in the middle. A bit slick or flat it seems. A solid offering

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Photo of terrymingle
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer on tap in various restaurants throughout midcoast Maine, and have also purchased growlers of this ale. It is a darker ale, and bold, but has a sweet flavor. Almost a caramel taste. Malt-y, and very good, with no bad aftertaste. Not very widely distributed, unfortunately. Wishing it was available in Central NY and not just in Maine.

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Photo of sk8man121
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME.

A: Pours a semi-translucent mysterious shade of cherry cola with ruby highlights. No head at all; instead, a light ring clings to the edges perimeter of the glass.

S: Lightly roasted malts, fruity red berry esters. Subtle, yet appealing.

T: Juicy-fruit malts dominate. Bready center transitions into a slightly hoppy and bitter finish. Not entirely sweet; nicely balanced, actually.

M: Medium carbonation with decent body, although fails to cream-up adequately and thus drinks rather thin.

O: Sheepscot's Pemaquid Ale has quite a bit of a following in Southern Maine, as I assume it does in points north. Clean, refreshing and very drinkable (guessing the ABV to be around 4.5-5.5 percent), I can understand why people enjoy it. It won't blow you away, but then again something tells me it's not trying to.

A nice, almost sessionable small-batch ale.

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Photo of Durge
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark brown copper colored brew with little sign of a head and no lacing as poured chilled at the Great Lost Bear in Porland, ME.The aroma is a fairly weak maple malt with maybe a hint of evergreen. The flavor offers a watery coffee/iced tea malt with a prevailing tart apple bite. It's also a little woodsy, revealing a bit of its Scottish intentions but this is pretty thin bodied and aqueous if you want a satisfying result, for me. Modestly carbonated, at best, more like a cask ale, and just not enough guts to make a good grade. It does carry a decent grassy/evergreen type bite. It's not that far off, but it's not there. Fair drinkability if you like the tart flavor enough, but not something I will repeat most likely.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at the Great Lost Bear.

The look is a red amber color transparent with a decent head formation.
The aroma is sweet and malty. It is full of crystal malts hints of roasted crystal malts round out this Scot ale.

The drink on this beer is very good considering the amount of flavor. it is smooth and easy to drink and doesn't fill you to quickly.

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Bold Coast Pemaquid Ale from Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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