Sláinte
Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Style:
Scottish Ale
Ranked #10
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,951
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 11.34%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
295
From:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  27
Gots
  42
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: 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!
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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 295
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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from 2011 summer trip. This style is hit and miss for me. This version is a winner. Dark brown with a small consistent off-white head, and some lace. A rich yeast malted aroma. Medium mouthfeel, however it is smooth. The chocolate, the smoke, the malt, all nicely integrated.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a dimple mug)
bottled in Dec.
A- This beer has a deep dense walnut brown body that is opaque with a thin film of tan and a strong carbonation trailing up the side.

S- There is a clean slightly tart hint with some brown malt aroma and a touch of dark caramel but overall pretty soft aroma.

T- The pot caramel and dark toasted malt has a slight sweetness to it with a overcooked dark toffee note to follow. There is a bitter green finish with a hop and black roasted barley quality to the bitterness.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The nice malt flavor is not real rich but nice and it would be nice to have more of it in the nose. The bitterness is a bit too strong but not offensive by any means.

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4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
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An excellent Scottish ale from one of new favorite breweries. It pours nice and black with a little head and a little lacing. The smell and taste are both rich and smoky, with chocolate and peat notes. An excellent sipper for a cold nice. Almost taste like a stout or extra rich porter.

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Sláinte from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 295 ratings