Kilt Lifter
Pike Brewing Company

Kilt LifterKilt Lifter
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From:
Pike Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #139
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #25,660
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 13.41%
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
507
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 23, 2023
Added:
Aug 28, 2001
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  79
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Rated: 3.9 by MJSFS from Florida

Nov 23, 2023
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Reviewed by VashonGuy from Washington

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I've had this quite a few times over the last twenty or more years, but I discover I never reviewed or rated it. I guess I was remembering the barrel aged version, which I reviewed in 2014 and again in 2021. But the base beer, I never reviewed it until now.

Kilt Lifter is now in a 12 ounce can, and the ABV is now 7.6%, up from the BA site listing of 6.5%. It's still recognizably the same beer as I remember from past occasions, if one can trust the memory of a 75 year old guy. It's caramely, medium bodied, a bit hoppy, a little sweet (not too sweet), and quite malty ... about what you might expect for the style. It's definitely not as strongly flavored as some of the better Scotch Ales, but it's certainly OK. Extra points for the good name.

Look for the wood aged version of this, if you can find it.
Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Dark amber ale with elements of peat, wood, caramel and smoky malt. Skin of a beige head, medium weight, tangy palate with a slow, mild alcohol burn. Nice sipper for a fall day.
Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.44 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Aug 11, 2021
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Rated by darkbeerpub from Washington

3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
solid wee heavy
Jan 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by evergreen_machine from Washington

Dec 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by AmitC from New York

Oct 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Draft: Poured a clear burgundy color ale with a medium off-white foamy head with OK retention and light carbonation. Aroma of caramelized malt with light toffee notes is enjoyable. Taste is also a mix of caramelized malt notes, some toffee with some residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not the most complex offering from the style but enjoyable nonetheless.
Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Mrbob558 from New York

3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This is my first scotch ale, so I have nothing similar to contrast it to, but I was not very impressed with this beer. I go along with the mouth puckering taste and feel comment of another reviewer. The smell was fine, similar to a scotch whiskey. Color was ok. All in all ok, but nothing gry.
Sep 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by GaryColeman from California

Jul 12, 2019
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Rated by Chrisamr from California

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not much aroma but a very nice flavor. Very smooth. Reminds me of a barrel aged quad in a way.
Jul 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.65 by Vylo from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

May 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.49 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.33 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Sep 08, 2018
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Reviewed by JarMills from Canada (BC)

3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Had a bottle. Tatse was sour, acidic and slightly hoppy tones. It pours a nice ruby red, and smells decent, but the taste and mouth feel are puckering.
Aug 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by Nunya from Ohio

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Jun 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by Rileford from Washington

Jun 15, 2018
Kilt Lifter from Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 507 ratings