Sláinte | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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3.85/5
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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:
#17,511
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
292
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
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Ratings: 292 |  Reviews: 67
Reviews by dlello2:
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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 DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Photo of notAlexWalker
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Overall it's a great tasting scotch ale. It's a little darker than other scotch ales I've had which may be a little misleading to how it drinks. Sláinte feels a little lighter compared to other scotch ales, but in my opinion it enhances it's drinkability.

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Photo of lionnusmb
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tigg924
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, dark brown in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is milk chocolate, peat, husk, and Tootsie Roll. Sweet and medium bodied. True to style and a good drinker although I prefer other Scotch ales. Not a beer to pass over but not one to rush out for either.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of pat61
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright dark brown with a touch of ruby under a tan tinted foam cap that mounds up over the rim of the glass. Smell: Fruit, touch cocoa, slight alcohol.Taste: The flavor is malty and dry with traces of grains and cardamom and chocolate. Mouthfeel: Thick and malty, not quite a scotch ale but good. Overall: One dimensional, slight smoke, not complex.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tyleeis
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of NWatters
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmwilliq
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of Elumbeer
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weonfire
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of TheArtOfWort
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Central Waters Scottish Ale is decent and worth a try. The beer poured a deep amber....almost opaque with thin head that left a little lacing. The scent carried earth, peat and some malt. The taste had a nice malt base with a slight roast and earth. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a decent scotch ale.

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Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mobius387
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass, bottled on date of December

appearance: pours a chocolate brown with a thin brown head

aroma: slight malty nose, but not a very strong smell

palate: nice smooth feel to it with a medium body. flavor runs up the sides of the mouth as well as hitting the tongue.

taste: definitely the strong part of this beer, which is good cause its the most important. its a nice balance between barely flavors, a hint of chocolate and enough hoppy feel to it to really give it a robust offering.

overall: a pretty good beer by central waters. ive never seen this one before, but its definitely worth a try. its got more flavor than most scottish ales ive had before, and its more smooth as well.

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Photo of HawbakerBrewery
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown, almost black. Tan head, leaves generous lacing. I never like the aroma of Scottish styled ales, but like all others, there is a strong malty...butterscotch-like scent. The flavor is malty, caramel and butterscotch-like as well. The carbonation is light and the body is heavy. I like these attributes in stronger beers. Enjoyable. I'm not a huge fan of Scottish ales (except Founders' Dirty Bastard) but this is not bad. I only wish it had a little more strength than 7.5% ABV.

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Photo of Omensetter
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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