Unite The Clans
Third Space Brewing

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Style:
Scottish Ale
Ranked #37
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #23,940
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
34
From:
Third Space Brewing
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  3
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: Unite the Clans is a Scottish ale, with slightly roasty and malty flavors and aromas. The addition of cara-rye malt and Fuggles, a classic hop from the British isles, give this beer an underlying spiciness, toffee notes and a unique bready complexity. You'll want to don your tartan and head to the moors!

Unite the Clans won a gold medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival!
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 34 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of envizz1
2.38/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sorry but this does not match my idea of a Scotch ale. I don’t get the malt richness I expect and have to agree with my wife’s assessment-watery. It looks good, has an ok aroma but that’s where the good stuff ends. As well as a rather sour flavor it has that aftertaste too. The can I poured into a tulip shaped glass was created four months ago so it not old. I rarely dislike ales but this is one where I’m sorry I still have five more

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envizz1 from Pennsylvania, Jan 11, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a 12oz. can poured into a Third Space pint glass. There is a solid one finger layer of tan foam that left some heavy lacing behind. This ale is a dark amber almost brown with light carbonation with a slightly hazy look to it.
This ale smells of nice malt and rye notes, very nice!
This is good, more malt and rye to the taste, some caramel sweetness, with just the right amount of a bitter crisp finish. There seems to be more carbonation to the feel than what I can see, the feel also leans a touch to the creamy side.
This ale tastes very nice, an easy one to throw back, I think the 6.2 abv may catch up to me if I don't watch my pace.

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German-Helles from Wisconsin, Dec 19, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a chalice.

Pours a ruddy red with a very persistent rocky and soapy head. Clarity is good and the lacing is sticky.

Aroma is of sweet caramel malt with a touch of peat.

Flavor is candy sugar and dates with a rider of bitterness. You can pull out the rye and it's a welcome addition. Slightly smokey and just a bit earthy.

Mouthfeel is crisp with adequate carbonation.

Good beer! I like the rye notes on a classic Scottish, very nice.

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wheatyweiss from Wisconsin, Jun 23, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into English pint glass. Canned on date 02-22-2019. 25 ibu. A Scottish style rye ale per can.
Slight off white head settles quickly to barely covering surface. Rusty brown, a bit of light amber color.
Malt, earthy notes on the nose. Bready and spice also.
Taste follows nose. A unique flavor profile of an light amber ale with a light scotch ale. Malt with a touch of spice bitterness the end.
One of the best feel of any beer. Tingling full taste with a crisp effervescence finishing dry and clean.
Purchased this as a single to try and will definitely purchase a multi pac next time. I am a fan of scotch ales but this with the rye factor is new and very nice, indeed. Very impressed.

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Milktoast75 from Wisconsin, Jun 08, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. The rye is the signature aspect of this ale, with smoke, fig, date and toffee supporting. This was true with the smell as well, but thinner, and more charred wood-like. The body is very thin and dry, matching the crystal clear pour with no bubbles. Ok, but needs more balance

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REVZEB from Illinois, May 07, 2019
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3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear caramel brown with a moderate tan head settling to a fuzzy blanket and bubbly collar leaving wobbly lace.

Toffee, toast, corn, nut and cola are up front with a tingly filling carbonation. It becomes more bitter, woody and almost piney in the semi-dry finish.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Apr 05, 2019
Photo of browner
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well crafted Scottish Rye Ale. Nice brown color with a off white 1” head. Good malt, caramel and bread yeast on the front end with an aggressive effervescent mouthfeel that will cleanse the palate. A slight peppery / spicy mouthfeel on the back end. If you like Scottish Ales this Rye Ale is sure to be in your frig. I really like this beer.

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browner from Wisconsin, Nov 03, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Pours a ruddy brown color and is capped with a foamy beige head. Earthy and malty nose of spicy rye, peat, bread crust, and caramel. Bold flavors with a nice meld of classic Scottish ale and rye; earthy & spicy rye, bread crust, toasty grain, caramel, toffee, peat, and earthy & leafy hops round out the flavors. Medium body, lower carbonation, malty yet balanced finish. Good beer and glad to try it, but probably nothing I'd search out again.

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barnzy78 from Illinois, Oct 29, 2018
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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark chestnut color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bready malts, some brown sugar. Taste is of bready malts, chocolate, some spiciness, light rye. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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tone77 from Pennsylvania, Jul 26, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mildly turbid, deep copper body; frothy, sticky head. Mild caramel aroma; a bit of toffee. Low-key bread crust taste; a smidge of brown sugar; a bit of hop bitterness counterpoint. Medium body; a bit flat; warm; some bite as the taste develops (perhaps due to the rye).

An okay beer but not much punch that one might expect from a Scottish ale with rye.

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beergoot from Colorado, Apr 19, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Happy New WisCANsin Beer Sunday (Week 686), CANtinued! I am not big on trading at this point as I simply have enough to deal with as it stands, but when someone reaches out to me for access to my local CANs, that is tough to turn down, Bert00 did just that & so I am delving into his return shipment while watching the Pens/Flyers Game 3. Mmm. Plus, the riches get swirled around as two core members of the FGBS Drinking Team get a mixed-three pack as does my local, in-person trader, tone77. I don't need or want to do trades at this point, but if you reach out with a valid hook, I'll listen.

From the CAN: "Scottish-Style Rye Ale"; "Toffee malt sweetness balanced by a bready spiciness from the rye with just a touch of roast in the finish."; "2017 GABF Gold [Medal for] Rye Beer".

Well, this one needs both a picture + it should be a "Rye Beer" vice a "Scottish Ale" as it is currently identified. I will attempt to CANrect both.

I Crack!ed open my last of the day, only to discover another brimful craft CAN! Mymymy. I then went on to perform a slow, gentle Glug, followed by a vigorous in-glass swirl that raised two-plus fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, light-tan head with modest retention, quickly reverting to wisps. Color was Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a rising fruitcake, full of bready yeastiness with a hefty infusion of dried, dark fruits. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was as variegated as I have tasted in quite a while. It began with a sweet chocolatiness, followed by a dried, dark fruitiness, but finished with a black peppery spiciness. OMFG! This was akin to the Mexican Chocolate Stouts that I reviewed over the winter, but with a less pronounced smoky chocolatiness and a much greater spiciness. Finish was peppery, spicy & dry which would be unusual for a Scottish Ale, but in line for a Rye Beer/Ale. My recipients are going to LOVE this one.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Apr 16, 2018
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3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tan head. Copper caramel color.

This is a very basic beer. Notes of rye spice, caramel, toffee, and bready malts. Not much else. It isn't bad, but there just isn't much going on here.

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mothman from Minnesota, Apr 16, 2018
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3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. No code date. Appearance: Brown, ruby red undertones, slightly hazy, and a thick offwhite foam head Aroma: Toasted bready malt and a touch of cherry. A touch of nuttiness. No perceptible hop notes. Taste: Bread crusts, rye, and some light dark fruit notes, and a touch of caramel. Light bitterness just enough to balance. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a low to moderate carbonation Finish: Light bitterness and spice linger behind a sharp bread crust maltiness. Overall: Very nice scotch ale, with a rich maltiness that blends toast, bread crusts, rye, and a light touch of dark fruitiness leaning towards cherry

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TH28 from Florida, Nov 26, 2017
Unite The Clans from Third Space Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 34 ratings