Columbus Scottish Ale | Columbus Brewing Company

Columbus Scottish AleColumbus Scottish Ale
BA SCORE
3.57/5
71 Ratings
Columbus Scottish AleColumbus Scottish Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
columbusbrewing.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wingman14 on 08-12-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
71
pDev:
17.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.7/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer was served in a Imperial Pint glass.

A- The body of the beer is a deep orange nearing scarlet coloration. The head was thick and creamy intially but quickly fell down.

S- The aroma is mildly smokey with sweet caramel malt.

T- The flavor of the beer has an almost smokey caramel maltyness. A suggestion of peat and herbal tones. The beer is ok but is bland.

M- The body of the beer is almost medium lightly carbonated.

O- Not a bad beer by any strech but its a little bland for my taste.

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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of sholland119
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a clear amber with a foamy off-white head and great lacing.

S-sweet caramel malt. Not much else.

T-malty sweet a little bland even for the style. Nothing special.

M-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O-kind of a disappointment given how much I usually enjoy Columbus beers.

Hv

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of beergoot
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up in Mansfield, Ohio while back there to visit friends and family October 2011.

Appearance: dark, ruby-red color; thick, off-white head

Smell: Very malty, bread-like...

Taste: Rich, biscuity malt flavor up front. Bitterness mildly noted towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Solid, smooth and chewy - great compliment to the malt flavors.

Overall: A very nice, big malt beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of mdvatab
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received bottle as a trade extra from cosmonick. (Cheers!)

Aroma: Smooth, aged scotch. Sweet, bready caramel malt. Light floral hops.

Appearance: Amber body with decent clarity. One finger of sticky light tan head has good retention, and leaves rings of foam on the inside of the glass.

Flavor: Nice toffee sweetness. Malt also comes through with a delicious note of crusty french bread. Bittering hops provide great balance leading up to a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation and medium-full mouthfeel lend to a decent "chewiness" that's in-line w/ the style.

Overall: A delicious, drinkable Scottish ale with no real flaws. I love this style, and was really impressed with Columbus Brewing Co's version of it. Try it if you can find it in your neck of the woods!

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Photo of JayQue
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad Scottish Ale, but not nearly the best Columbus beer. Their IPA and APA are fantastic. Pours a slightly hazy reddish copper color into a pint glass. Medium size antique white head. Average retention and minimal lacing.

Smell is mild but pleasant, sweet malts with a little floral aspect.

Taste is pretty solid. Sweet malts, some caramel and a mild hoppiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp. Rich enough, no hint of alcohol. Don't know what the abv is but it is probably fairly low

Nice refreshing beer, Good with food, probably light enough for a session.

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4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is gorgeous! Deep ruby with a rocky off white head. The smell, though, is full of something I don’t want in a Scottish Ale, hops.

I like the round flavor from the caramel malt, there’s a bit of black pepper and spice, bread dough, and a noticeable hop kick at the end leading to a long, dry, bitter, slightly woody finish.

Maybe a bit too hoppy for a Scottish Ale

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Columbus Scottish Ale from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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