Squatters Wee Peat
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Style:
Scottish Ale
Ranked #148
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,197
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 12.98%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
83
From:
Utah Brewers Cooperative
 
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  13
SCORE
82
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Zorro from California

3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear DARK amber colored beer with a small tan colored head. This is dark enough I could see how you could call it brown.

Malty smoky ale with a bit of medicinal funk and lots of caramel. Floral aroma smells a little like sage and heather.

Starts out malty and smoky with a big roasted grain flavor and an unexpected zap of banana flavor. Smoky bananas, that is what this tastes like. Some chocolate and a lesser flavor of coffee. Fair caramel malt backbone to the beer. Solid smoky flavor without getting in Rauchbier levels of smoke.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall not the best Scottish Ale ever but a very respectable one. I will not be turning one of these down at a BBQ.

May 03, 2014
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smoke, Marmalade, Smooth, Creamy

Think of this brew as a Scotch Ale with half strength, the body is there and so is a subtle smokiness. Fresh grass, faint caramel, & toasted bread come to mind. Incredibly smooth with a tiny bubbled lace that shows off some great stickage. Hint of orange peel, more toasty grain, & lingering peat in the finish. Three to four sips in and it starts to really grow on us.

STYLE: Scottish Ale | ABV: 5.6% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #93 (Oct 2014)

Aug 19, 2015
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Rawwie from Minnesota

3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jul 05, 2015
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1971bernat from Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 04, 2018
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%

Oct 12, 2014
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany with a respectable head; quite a smattering of lace

Smell: Toffee and peat

Taste: A balance between the toffee and peat, up front, with the dryer peaty flavors moving to the forefront in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pretty darn decent Scottish Ale; nicely done

Thanks, benkuhns, for the opportunity

Apr 25, 2015
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KarlHungus from Minnesota

3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Feb 14, 2015
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent brown/hazel with 2 fingers of sandy colored head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Cakey, peaty, not much else

T: Follows the nose, dryness a well, just a kiss of leafy hops as well up front. Cakeyness & peatyness as this warms, some toastyness & toffee as this warms. Finishes cakey with a little bit of peat & leafy hops layered in dryness

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation

Drinks pretty easy, this one of the better takes on the style, most times these seem to remind me of a water down wee heavy, not the case here. More one line with some 80 shilling ales I had in Scotland

Mar 01, 2015
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Wasatch from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Enjoy By: 8/27/14

Pours a nice brown color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy off-white head, leaves some nice sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some nuttyness. The taste is malty, and nutty. Medium body. Overall a pretty tasty brew.

Aug 15, 2014
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a dark, black color with a thin, off-white head of foam. It smelled of smoke, peat and roasted caramel malt. Earthy and smoky flavors with a delicious roasted malt backbone. Hints of coffee.

Jan 15, 2015
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nickfl from Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 22, 2015
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bmwats from Louisiana

3/5  rDev -17.1%

Jun 16, 2014
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casapy from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Nov 19, 2014
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beerbrains from Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Jun 02, 2014
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iguanodon from Utah

2.62/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Original rating 2014-08-15] Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is pretty weak but I get a little toffee, earth, bread. Taste is sweet malt, a little peat if I use my imagination. Sweet caramel in the finish. A decent Scottish ale.

Oct 24, 2018
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colts9016 from Idaho

3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass at 47 degrees. A hard pour produced a pathetic white head that has absolutely no retention. The color of the beer is a deep rust color with mahogany hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly opaque.

The nose has toasted malt caramel, oranges, some smoke and a light fruitiness.

The beer is not as strong as a scotch ale as I have tried. Some smoke, caramel, oranges, fruity note, toasted male, grainy, and some peat.

The mouthfeel is dry and slightly carbonated.

This is an average beer, the flavor are there for a scottish ale, but they seem muted, would have to like to seen more flavor and a chewier body.

May 08, 2016
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jera1350 from Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

Nov 09, 2014
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sparx1100 from Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jan 19, 2015
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Squatters Wee Peat Scottish Ale has a very thick, cream colored head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, rust-brown appearance, and a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, mossy, bread crust, and hops in that British cellar mold style. Taste is of smoke, peat, medium-roasted and sweet barley malt, bread crust, and mild and mellow hop bitterness, with some acidity thrown in. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Squatters Wee Peat Scottish Ale finishes semi-dry, smoky, and highly drinkable.

RJT

Jul 02, 2014
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mactrail from Washington

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Handsome dark copper color with plenty of long-lasting foam in the tall glass. Crystal clear. Sprightly mouthfeel and a sharper tang than most Scottish Ales.

Some peat flavor with that touch of sweet and woody. Still, it's less sweet than many of the style. It's refreshing, even. Light bodied but lots of flavor. A touch of bitterness at the end, but in the usual range.

Mellow and malty with a nice edge of dark roasted grain and a touch of woody astringency. I think it's a very drinkable a tasty Scotch-inspired brew. From the Utah State Liquor Store in Sugar House.

Dec 19, 2014
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MickeyMonk from Arizona

3/5  rDev -17.1%

Nov 22, 2014
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gleemonger from California

5/5  rDev +38.1%

Oct 31, 2014
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ElGallo from New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 25, 2018
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a77cj7 from South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 24, 2014
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kjkinsey from Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

Jul 16, 2014
Squatters Wee Peat from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 83 ratings