Sláinte | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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3.85/5
Very Good
292 Ratings
SláinteSláinte
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
We have taken a traditional Scottish-style ale, with its rich malt characteristic reminiscent of dark fruits, and deepened its flavor with the addition of cherry wood smoked malt. This beer features a full body alongside drinkability - a rare commodity. We enjoy this seasonal throughout the long, snowy winters of Central Wisconsin. You should, too!

Added by mobius387 on 12-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,231
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
292
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Photo of LennyBound
1/5  rDev -74%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Rated relative to style. Too much hops. Drain pour.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Stamped on bottle neck is '29917'.
Ruby brown colored body, which really shows red when presented to light. Long lasting beige creamy cap and ring. No lacing.
Has a bready malt aroma, with a hint of smoke and dark fruits.
Taste is dark, smoky malts and dark fruits, with a middle flavor similar to a bran muffin, and then the end is more like tea and cocoa. No bitterness. Has a dark roasted malt, chocolaty after taste.
Medium to fuller mouth feel. Good carbonation level.
A malt driven beer, but quite involved with the tastes of bread, smoke, tea, and chocolate. A little sweet too. The spices involved are subtle but present, and allow the beer to be a very good winter warmer.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vol4life88
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thristybeing
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Sláinte has a medium, beige head, a semi-clear, red (brown, with light shining on it) appearance, and no glass lacing. Aroma is of rich, spiced, brown, holiday breads, and the flavor is of the same, with cherry, brown sugar, a touch of chocolate, a touch of syrup, and essentially nonexistent bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Sláinte finishes midway wet/dry.

RJT

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Photo of SteveTheBrit
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tasty and sessionable, full of roasted malts and not overpowering

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

quality brew, a great and rather classic take on the style, but a beer that seems to me somewhat simple for how evolved and dramatic a lot of the central waters beers are, especially the barrel aged stuff, this is a much more everyday sort of beer than i have ever really known them to make. looks the part and smells great, not as smoke and earthy forward as i thought it would be, sort of sweeter, richer, more caramelized, and a little bigger, but not lacking for grain depth, with a serious dried fruit and even a mild spice element. the yeast is also kind of cool, bready and european, almost english, but real frothy and hearty, which i think is great with the malts all over this one. fig jam, toffee, bran muffin, and maple to this in the finish, and lots of thick body but a little carbonation keeping it moving. i have a barrel aged scotch ale in the basement, pretty sure thats not same base beer, but this has me mighty excited for that, if you can do this, you can do that too. always impressed by central waters, they somehow still seem to fly under the radar more often than not...

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Photo of smithj4
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.91/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: poured a dark ruby color with a tinted red foamy head. In the glass it appears like a stout with no light shining through.

Aroma: vanilla, white chocolate and subtle tea. Also a little bit of toasted cereal. Smells very sweet and desert-like.

Taste: has a subtle earthy and tea-like taste with vanilla undertones. Nicely sweet with no bitterness. Taste kind of like a creme brûlée.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a little too much carbonation.

Overall: this really impressed. Exceeded my expectations because of the ratings. I have had scotch ales that I did not care for, but this is not one of them!

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Photo of tbryan5
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldvines
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Sláinte from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 292 ratings