Jack's 90 Scottish Ale | Red Lodge Ales

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Jack's 90 Scottish AleJack's 90 Scottish Ale

Brewed by:
Red Lodge Ales
Montana, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jack's 90 Scottish Ale is brewed in the proud Scottish tradition, using top quality English malts; as well as soft water, cool fermentation temperatures and proper aging. An amber/brown ale with a rich malty taste and a clean finish.

Added by aggiearcher13 on 05-20-2009

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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1.79/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

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3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth malty terrible name sessionable better red than dead I will be having this again I don't know why everyone worships cold smoke this has better mouth feel

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled a couple of glasses at Red Lodge Pizza Co.. Came poured with a half inch head that left after a couple of sips. Dark brown in color with a sweet malty aroma. Refreshing taste, a bit sweet. Great feel, again a bit sweet. Over all a good beer, not the best Wee Heavy I've had but would have no problem making it a regular!

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3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at the Silver Dollar in Cody, Wyoming

A: Not a bad start. Had about a half inch of head to start out, kind of a light brown, didn't hang around too long.

S: Well, it's a smoking bar so it's hard to say. But I swear some sweet malt was in there and I'm not sure what yeast they used but I could pick up something from it I think.

T: Pretty good. Reminds me a little of Founder's Dirty Bastard but lighter. Side by side probably not so much, but there's something there that's catching me. Malty, sweet, a little smoke maybe. Can't put my finger on the hops but there's a bit of hoppiness to it. It's good.

M: I would say over carbonated and it takes away from it a bit. It doesn't let the malt shine through.

D: Pretty good, it falls somewhere in the middle ground of a brown/amber/scotch ale, if that makes any sense. The sweetness might wear on some people a bit, but for the style I think it works well.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, slight caramel malt, yeast, slight smoke, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of a Scottish Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight smoke, pale malt, caramel malt, yeast, hint of alcohol, and a hint of wood/nut. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, body, and complexity.

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Photo of champ103
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark reddish/brown color. A two finger beige head forms and leaves some sticky lace behind.
S: Sweet caramel malt. An odd mineral aroma. Other than that, not much is in the nose.
T: Sweet caramel malt again. A very light lingering hop bitterness. Other than that kind of bland.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Not hard to drink, but don't really want more than one.

This is just so so. Kind of a week attempt at a Scotch Ale. Nothing bad, just on the bland side.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 03/13/16:

Mostly clear, dark copper. Fluffy, chunky, tan, mushrooming head. Superior retention, filmy, with layers and ringlets of fine lace. Aromas of yeast funk, grains or grass. Taste consists of caramel, tartness, light smoke, toast, tea, and bitter herbs. Well-attenuated for the style. Medium-bodied, tingly effervescence and then thick with softer suds.

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours deep amber color with a little bit of burnt brown in there as well. Upon pouring there is a little bit of foam on the surface of the brew. This fades rather fast leaving just a hint of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sweet caramel mixed with a little bit of toffee. Other lightly roasted bready smells are there as well, with these being mixed with some light scotch. A hint of a earthy smell rounds out the total giving a rather decent and robust scotch ale aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor with a lots of caramel and toffee and some other tastes of toasted bread. These tastes all create the base of the brew and all remain relatively strong throughout. There is however, even more sweet that comes to the tongue, more in the form of a butterscotch taste, all while a bit of scotch and some wood come to the tongue as well. With all the flavor transitions that have occurred throughout, one is left with a rather sweet and malty, lightly scotched taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a brew of 6 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the style it is very nice as it accentuates the lighter scotch and wood, and really allows all the more malty flavors of the brew to soak into the tongue.

Overall – A flavorful and rather tasty scotch ale that has a more drinkable abv. of 6 %. Big and sweet, but not so huge on the scotch booziness. Good overall.

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4.16/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a deep reddish brown with a finger's worth of foam.

The nose is mild but I do get some caramel malt, grain, and a bit of fruit. And some smoke.

Overall, I get a mixed bag of sweet and bitter in the taste. The fruitiness is kind of weird but I like it. Slight smoke..more of it and that seems to turn me off the style so I'm glad it's slight.

Hmm...I really have very few of the style that I have a liking for and this one gets not so good reviews. Oh well.

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