Sheep Eater Scotch Ale | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Sheep Eater Scotch AleSheep Eater Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
86.3%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 102 ratings
Sheep Eater Scotch AleSheep Eater Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Scotch Ales are some of the world's most flavorful beers. Scotland's cold, blustery climate lends itself to the growing of barley and oats, but not to the production of hops, which are almost always added sparingly.

The yeast must work at cooler temperatures than is customary for ales, resulting in maltier, cleaner, less fruity or estery, beers. The color often comes from black roasted malt, which imparts some dryness, but because of the lower attenuation and hopping rates, Scottish ales are almost always slightly sweet and incredibly drinkable.

Ours was brewed with black roasted barley, biscuit and peat-smoked malt. It was gently hopped, fermented cool and aged cold for weeks for smoothness. It is copper-brown in color, with some sweet maltiness and plenty of body.

Added by brownbeer on 01-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,008
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
102
Liked:
88
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
12.9%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HabaJohn
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillisTalkinBout
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stevoj
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2014 vintage bomber.Rough pour into a thistle glass, yields a nice foamy billowing head, nutty, peaty aroma, very earthy . Taste brings in some malt sweetness, roast grains. Slick mouth feel , lingering sweetness.

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Photo of South2NW
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.11/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of andrew8626
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, dark brown color with a one-finger, light brown head of pillowy foam. It smelled mossy and earthy. There were some bready malts present, too. Good caramel and chocolate maltiness with an earthy, grassy hop presence. It had a slightly boozy taste, too. It was crisp, sharp and smooth.

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Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thanksforcoming
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of casapy
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zorro
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear dark brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells malty and fruity with a bit of smoke to it. Scent of melon and banana. Caramel and some burnt sugar scent.

Starts out mildly sweet with a big malt flavor and a fair taste of banana. Caramel and smoke flavors. Fairly sweet with a noticeable level of bitterness. Complex burned sugars and smoke mix together with some banana and faint bubblegum flavors. Very complex, definitely a sipper and not a chugger.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall a damn nice example of the style. Highly recommended.

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EliColburn
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Initially smelling and immediately tasting of olives while as it rests on the palette bitterness and sourness fades, and the beer becomes sweet and refreshing.

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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMiller
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Creamy and smooth. Lots of malts. Very dark in color for a scotch. Caramel with some peated malts. Dark fruits.

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Photo of stortore
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Have been looking forward to this one. Nice color, low carbonation with no head at all. Great aroma- smoky and sweet. Good taste, not as malty as many for the style. Kind of bland, to me. The mouthfeel isn't bad, but seems kind of flat. Maybe because of the low carbonation.

Not a bad beer, but less so than what I expected.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of barnzy78
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Tap House Grill - Des Plaines, IL
Served in a snifter glass
A - mahogany in color with a foamy tan head that holds good retention
S - earth, peat, smoke, caramel, bread crust
T - sweet, smoky, peat, earthy, caramel, faint roast, molasses, brown sugar, raisin; excellent balance
M - very smooth, sticky, fuller bodied, exceptionally clean finish, easy to drink
O - really good Scotch ale. I'd drink this again if given the opportunity.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of moundbz
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Almost sour malt taste, overall good, strong taste and smell, whole-mouth taste

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Sheep Eater Scotch Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86.3% out of 100 with 102 ratings
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