Nessie
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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From:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
 
Austria
Style:
American Amber / Red Lager
ABV:
5%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 16.11%
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 19, 2020
Added:
Aug 03, 2002
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  11
SCORE
76
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Notes: Formerly labelled as "Mac Queen's Nessie".

Nessie is brewed with Scottish Highland whisky malt and matures for 2 months before bottling. This specialty has a pleasant, smoky aftertaste and has been described as the "Whisky among the beers."
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Rated: 3.77 by smi69 from New York

Apr 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.29 by dandy14 from Brazil

Dec 13, 2017
 
Rated: 2.77 by DrBass from Maryland

Sep 03, 2017
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Having had quite a few from Schloss Eggenberg (their Double Bock and the Samichlaus series), this one turns out to be a pleasant, light beer after their heavyweight syrupy others.
The color is nice golden amber and feels confusingly like a kind of overmalted lager or an overcarbonated ale. Maybe it is the latter, because it lacks the yeastiness of a lager however it is a bit on the light side of ales. But the feeling of the Scottish Highland whisky malt is present although you would expect something a bit heavier to support the idea of such a gorgeous ingredient. It is not caramellized, perhaps that is why - it leaves a rather dry aftertaste and the carbonation makes it feel even drier. The lacing and the head is almost completely missing just like with every other Eggenbergs, I could imagine this being a bit more hopped and caramel malted, somewhat in the fashion of the Dead Guy Ale by Rogue and then it would be awesome. Still it is not bad as it is though, a decent B-rank refresher.
Jul 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by mishi_d from Romania

May 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by YvesB from Belgium

Aug 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Described as a whisky malt red beer from Austria, I am expecting this beer to be very strange, but hopefully it is very good also. I have had many fairly bad beers and not so many good ones from Austria though, so hopefully this doesn’t follow that trend. This red ale pours a reddish orange color with a medium foamy white head. The smell is certainly malty with typical red beer, bready scents with a faint hint of whisky on the nose also. It is certainly quite malty with a flavor that is mostly on par with a fairly robust red ale. It is not as sweet with less caramel character than many red ales I’ve had. There is maybe a faint hint of whisky, but it is really quite understated. The finish is crisp, somewhat creamy, and imparts a faint citrus character. The body is medium, but maybe slightly heavier than the average red ale. This is certainly a very good red ale and probably one of, if not the best, beer I have had from Austria. It is not nearly as strange or as interesting as I thought it would be though. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised though because red ales very rarely are. Still a very solid beer though and I think it is quite underrated.
Jun 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Timothy_Scott_Goeft from Taiwan

3.17/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Smells slightly musty slight whiskey
Appearance, red transparent with lasting off-white thin head.
Flavour slight sour. Malty. Ends with a fruity apricot and small smokey note.
Med carbonation dry finish.
Not great of odor may be by damage as its label was torn a bit.but think wasnt aweful.
Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.06 by HerrManneling from Mexico

Jul 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.04 by qrazvan from Romania

Jun 11, 2015
 
Rated: 2.92 by Oidmoe from Austria

Jan 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Svingjo from Canada (BC)

3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This poured a coppery liquid with an inch head that flattens pretty quickly. There is a citrus nose with maybe a bit of whisky barrel in the background. It's very subtle and hard to pick out. The flavour has a bit grain with slight fruit in the finish, maybe apricot. Like the nose the whisky barrel is very subtle. I took a big swig and held it in my mouth, the carbonation was active the whole time.
Dec 22, 2014
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Reviewed by Rickus from Taiwan

3.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L: Pleasant deep amber. Upon pouring into a cooled tulip glass, the foam built up quickly, then collapsed equally suddenly.
S: The irony smell of lager, with a light wooden je-ne-sais-quoi in the background.
T: Well, it tastes like a decent Vienna lager. Nothing less, nothing more.
F: Crispy mouthfeel of a good-quality lager, a tad too metallic for my taste. Carbonation is rather high. I half expected barrelling would have created a smoother, more silky beer.
O: Don't get me wrong, this is a pleasant beer. I can imagine me drinking this sitting in an Australian caffee, a pretzel at the side. However, I was promised (and had payed for) something special, a whiff of the Scottish Highlands, a whisky malt red beer, aged for two months, preferably in ancient oak barrels. Not really sure if that was what I got.
Dec 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Beerman1977 from Austria

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Sarmento from Brazil

Nov 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by R_Kole from Canada (AB)

Nov 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Allegue04 from Spain

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by jamesgaither from Kansas

Sep 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.56 by Saviour from Russian Federation

Aug 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bendulum from Romania

Apr 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by woolihoo from France

Mar 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by BillRoth from Maryland

Mar 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by vhmf1978 from Brazil

Jan 29, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by houtappel from Romania

Jan 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Ciocanelu from Romania

Dec 12, 2013
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Amber copper color with a one finger head with medium retention.
Malty aroma with floral hops. Hints of peat, but not that smoked.
Likewise, predominant sweet malty flavor finishing with a mild smoky peat. Hints of apples and earthy and herbal hops. Mildly dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation.
Interesting malty beer with nice twist on using Whiskey malt, this by the way worked well. Assertive and not complex, which is nice so you can better isolate its particular malt? Worth trying.
Nov 10, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by leitmotif from Romania

Nov 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by dcmchew from Romania

Nov 05, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by ronin926 from Illinois

Sep 05, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by felipeprates from Brazil

Sep 03, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by drewone from California

Aug 02, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Jul 06, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jul 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by safaricook from Netherlands

Jun 15, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Marius from Netherlands

Jun 01, 2013
Nessie from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 161 ratings