Scotch Ale | Bellevue Brewing Company

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3.84/5
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Brewed by:
Bellevue Brewing Company
Washington, United States
bellevuebrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by powdersoldier on 01-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,895
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
34
pDev:
10.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by HoppySeb:
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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of takusan1000
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mahogany color with a persistent head, leaves minimal lacing; alcoholic smell with a bit of yeasty banana; taste is that of a solid Scotch ale, slightly peaty, malt forward, with more than a tad bit of alcoholic astringency. Overall quite good. Mouthfeel seems a wee light for the style, but whatevs.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kristalarynne
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jason_nwx
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevlee722
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Laklimell
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Mikexw
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sukwonee
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWHopinator
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heyy_heatherr
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a brown dark red in color. Fairly opaque in appearance. Not much traditional scotch ale flavor. Almost like a spiced ale. Low carb. Tastes kind of like a copper.

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Photo of JThor80
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noooddle
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Dark amber in the chalice with an encouraging spritziness. Rich and smooth. There is a candy flavor that is actually quite pleasant here. Modest smokey touch. Some bark and cedar with a dark caramel taste. Burnt sugar and a hoppy touch of bitterness for the aftertaste.

Sweet and tangy, clean and well made. Another totally drinkable brew from Bellevue. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood.
4.0 3.75 4.0 3.75 4.0

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Photo of flagmantho
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, dark amber hue with no haze and a finger of frothy tan foam atop. An attractive wee heavy, I'd say.

Smell: richly malty with a hint of fruitiness and some floral notes. A bit on the light side, but there's a nice, subtle complexity here.

Taste: sweet, rich malt, with some of those floral notes from the aroma. There's also a light toastiness which is nice. There is some biscuit here, too, which is not my favorite, but overall it's a relatively tasty Scotch ale.

Mouthfeel: pretty light-bodied for a wee heavy, but there's a decent carbonation and creaminess here. Not bad.

Overall: this is a decent Scotch ale. It doesn't quite measure up to the real McCoy, but few American attempts at the style do. Not a bad beer, though.

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Photo of Briken
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of wolfshogun88
5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent Scotch Ale. It was very smooth and flavorful. The flavor was overwhelmingly caramel, but it also had a very nutty finish. I am not usually a huge fan of Scotch Ales, but I found that this was an unexpectedly pleasant beer. Bellevue Brewing definitely takes their beers very seriously, and their dedication and hard work definitely shows up in this beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of SeaAle
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Scotch Ale from Bellevue Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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