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Summit 90/- Scottish Style Ale | Summit Brewing Company

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Summit 90/- Scottish Style AleSummit 90/- Scottish Style Ale
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3.89/5
Very Good
60 Ratings
Summit 90/- Scottish Style AleSummit 90/- Scottish Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Heather.

Added by bsp77 on 11-18-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
60
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of jwinship83
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased as a single. drank from a standard pint glass.

A- this pours out a darker than usual brown colored body with a small cream colored head that vanishes before my eyes. little to no lacing left behind.

S- semisweet earthy/smoky malts. caramel and toffee as well. a faint hint of alcohol. unusually strong odor coming from this one.

T- the taste is just as strong as the nose. strong caramel, toffee, and earthy malts upfront. smoke in the middle along with something vaguely medicinal that i cant put my finger on.

M- medium to full bodied with a low level of carbonation. slight warming from the alcohol.

D- different than most of the style ive had. the price makes it appealing, but not something i will seek out again. glad to see something different coming out of summit.

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Photo of brewdoc75
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Last bottle of a 6 pack. I'm not a huge fan of scottish ales, but they arent' bad in the cold winter months.

A: Dark mahogahny and brown. Ruby red hues. The head dies quickly into nothingness. Medium carbonation.

S: Sweet, toffee, malty and herbal. Maybe a hint of scotch like aromas. Not a ton of aroma however.

T: Lots of toffee and rich maltiness. A hint of roast. The hop and bitterness profile is very herbal and slightly earthy. Finishes with a touch of medicinal flavor. The malts definitely predominate, but the hops and heather balance it out nicely.

M: Light to medium bodied. Crisp, clean and flavorful. Carbonation may be a bit high for the style but ok.

D: A pretty easy to drink scotch ale. Lots of flavor without a ton of body makes it pretty easy to drink. Definitely not my favorite style in the world, but this is a worthy example.

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Photo of morimech
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown color with a half inch of tan head that quickly settles to a thin layer of suds. Just a little lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is earthy, medicinal, and some smokey malt. The flavor likewise is very earthy like a peat bog. I feel the heather did not add much to this beer. Has a medicinal quality that I assume comes from the heather. Has the Summit flavor in the finish. Bitterness is low as expected. Has a medium body but a touch overcarbonated. Seems a little fizzy. An interesting brew to be sure but does not suit my tastes that well. Happy to see Summit doing interesting things in the Unchained series. I prefered the Kolsch to the Scotch Ale.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark brown color. The head is one inch of light tan foam that recedes rather quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of caramel, and note much else. It has a very simple aroma. The taste is like the aroma. It has nice strength, but again no complexity. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a decent beer, but there are better Scotch/Scottish Ales out there. Still, kudos to Summit for trying something different. I can't wait for Unchained #3.

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Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

I've gotta unbury my thistle goblet sometime... This guy pours a rather dark ruby-brown topped by less than a half-finger of ecru foam. The nose comprises caramel, toffee, rye bread, light cocoa powder, brown sugar, greens, and fusels. The taste is nearly identical, though the 'buds get some oak and walnuts in there as well. The body is a straight medium, with a light carbonation and a light syrupy feel. If only it were heavier and/or thicker, it would be much better, as the flavors can't linger for very long at all and seem dulled, muted. Overall, a bit of a disappointment, but a decent wee heavy nonetheless.

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Photo of maximum12
2.83/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Great to see the local big-boys branching out. They made a very good Kolsch for Unchained #1, & this is one of my wife's favorite styles, so here we go.

Pours a very dark, frothy copper-red. Smells...well, let's be honest, it smells like unwiped ass. Pritheee. Yikes. Seriously. It's so awful I can't keep my nose in long enough to ID anything else. Perhaps the worst-smelling beer, ever.

Bracing myself for a sip. Bizarrely, it doesn't taste bad; not sure where the smell has gone to. There's a distinctly odd herbal taste to it, like a spice rack fell into the boil, that's actually quite pleasant. Maybe vanilla? I'm sure that's the heather, which I've never munched or drank before, & I like it. The scotchy, peaty malts come out of the shadows more as the brew warms, & the beer becomes even more palatable.

Decent enough beer. This would definitely be in the realm of "good" if not for that unholy smell. Perhaps I should give this beer more points - because if one puts a clothespin on one's nose, it's actually pretty good. Neat trick.

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Photo of Sinatra716
1.75/5  rDev -55%

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Summit 90/- Scottish Style Ale from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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