Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale | Arcadia Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
558
Reviews:
273
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
64
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 558 |  Reviews: 273
Photo of tmcarter23
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On a chilly fall day, a scotch ale is always welcomed. This one is a rich brown color...lots of malt in the aroma....mixed with vanilla, malty, but eatery. Some over ripe fruit smells are present. The taste is sweet, with some serious warming. Full in body. Okay, but not what it could have been.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateDyk47
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not my usual style. Slightly bitter carmel taste.

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Photo of Zuidman
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drunkenmess
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stortore
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSteve
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hrodebert
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scmtim
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown with ruby and copper highlights and a one finger off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, toffee, and a bit of booze. Taste is earthy, dark malts, roast, and residual sweetness. Mouthfeel is thin for the style and a bit harsh. Overall an okay scotch ale which could be improved with a more complex flavor profile and a more viscous mouthfeel.

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Photo of Kevhook
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimGlonke
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morris786
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with minimal head and lacing. The smell is very much of scotch and some Carmel notes. The taste fairly complex. Hard to get a grasp on it, smokey scotch taste with Carmel and vanilla with alcohol very present. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for how much alcohol you taste. Not the best I've had but would have again.

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of magicmoose66
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McAfee85
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRizz62
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of entenduintransit
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chewy6935
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 558 ratings.
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