Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale | Arcadia Brewing Company

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3.63/5
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564 Ratings
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch AleArcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
OG 1080; 28 IBU
Formerly called Arcadia Scotch Ale

Our tribute to the Scottish Highlands, this beer offers a gorgeous garnet color joined by the aroma of ripe plums and freshly-baked biscuits. The rich, full-bodied texture reveals notes of roasted chestnuts and caramel in the smooth single-malt style brew. Balanced with just the right amount of hop character, this beer delights with crisp alcohol finish.

Added by zerk on 10-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,809
Reviews:
275
Ratings:
564
pDev:
13.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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17
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Jim67
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: dark with two inch caramel colored head
S: sweet, biscuit, chocolate
T: prune, biscuit, chocolate, caramel
F: a bit thin for a scotch
O: just ok.

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Photo of chitoryu12
2.62/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look: Dark amber on the reddish side with a thin tan head.

Smell: Hoo boy, this is bizarre. Really heavy on yeast and dough, which is unusual in a beer. There's practically nothing else to it.

Taste: Rather than malt or hops, yeast is the majority of the flavor. If I didn't know this bottle was new, I would be worried it had gone bad. Scotch ales are supposed to be sweet, but this is just concerning.

Mouthfeel: A little thick, but you have to really be paying attention to notice it. Plenty of carbonation.

Overall: Definitely not recommended unless you're really itching for a drink.

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Photo of deg909
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Liked it. From the bottle, in Holland MI, November 2017.

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Photo of classixIII
3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tracker83
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown body with red highlights, semi-transparent, with a thin light tan head that fades to nothing, and no real lacing.

S - Dough and molasses, cola caramel notes, and a hint of wet-rind cheese in the close.

T - Bread-like malts, dark and lush, sweet toffee, smoky molasses, and a close that suggests cherry juice and a slightly sour acidity.

M - Sticky open, acidic close. The result is full of cola-like notes.

O - Decent. Typical bread and sweetness is counterpointed with a more sour note in the close, making for a solidly drinkable beer, even if it is not particularly nuanced.

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

Photo of Hackattack
1.75/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Wow, I'm glad I only bought one of these to fill a 6-pack sampler. This is sour....maybe past date. I try to buy all my beers with the freshness date in mind. I took a chance on this one because there was no indication of a packaging or best by date. I like the malty dark beers..scotch ales..this one really sucked. I payed $2 for this bottle...the only reason I choked it down. Strong case for putting freshness dates on them ????......I'll never buy another brew with no date.

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Photo of colbster92
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDoHo
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trooperbob
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShawnL
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeLacy
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmryan21
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wamba
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muss42
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRMule
1.77/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

A: Dark brown with a suggestion of red. Tan, fizzy head disappears quick.
S: Plums, lightly floral, a hint of bread
T: Up front is sour, fruits, finishes with fruity sour notes on bread
M: Thin, carbonation feels sharp with the sourness
O: Not what I look for in a scotch ale at all. I finished one from Founders previous to this one, day and night. This almost comes off as a sour mash, if I weren't expecting a scotch ale I might have liked it better, but I also think it would give me heartburn if I tried to drink more than one. Brutal hot take: this was like a brown Mike's Hard Lemonaide.

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

Photo of jahbless
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Notknowitpoet
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 564 ratings