Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Sheep Shagger Scotch AleSheep Shagger Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
tyranena.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Atron67 on 02-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
301
Reviews:
104
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
32
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of numptie
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have tasted my way around Scotland several times and this is the closest to good Scottish ale that I have found in the U.S. so far. I love the sweet full taste. I purchased it locally but when I went back for more it was no longer there. I need to see more of it. Hopefully that will be soon.

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Photo of Cris4545
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of cocinero
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Unruhly88
4.91/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of knepper
4.89/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: Copper with red highlights; crystal clear with a creamy head.

Smell: Big malt aromatics. You can tell they use UK malts in this one. Very reminiscent of cream soda and slow toasted sugars. There is another aroma I can't nail down; maybe a barrel-aged (its not though), earthy character possibly from the small amount of peat malt or the UK hops?

Taste: Awesome; instantly one of my favorite beers. This is a scotch that isn't too sweet but is severely malty; balanced with a decent body, but not thick and is hopped to a decent crispness. I love the toffee, woody, vanilla, maple-esque tones. A definite showcase of how using different maltsters (and top-notch brewers) can effect a beer. Love it.

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Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of acknight
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of beveritt
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz stubby brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Picked this up while traveling home from Chicago. Label is dark, muted colors with a picture of a shepherd and some sheep. Ink on neck say bottled 28OCT10.

Pours with just over 3 fingers of light tan head. This settles very slowly, eventually dropping to a still complete coating of thick foam and leaving behind nice lacing coverage. The beer itself is a beautifully bright and clear copper. No sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Toasted and smoky caramel malt with hint of toffee and an earthy backbone. Sweet and fruity finish.

Taste: Sweet caramel malt against a backdrop of smoke and maple syrup. Slight tannin hop bitterness in the finish that balances out a lingering sugar sweetness well.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level with an amazing body.

Drinkability: I had forgotten how well Tyranena does so many styles. This is an excellent easy drinking beer with an exceptional flavor. Well done.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of captainbearcat
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Lukasbane
4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fred0621
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bighuge
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dusky looking mahogany. Thin tight cap of dirty white froth. Lacing is quite sufficient. Aroma is malty and meaty and rich. Just the way I like my Wee Heavy. On the buds, take all that is on the nose...the richness, the maltiness, the beefiness and add some nice does of chocolate to the equation. The result is very good. Luxurious feel to it. Creamy and smooth. Very easy to drink. One would never guess we're approaching 8% with this beer.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a murky pale brown color. The head is half an inch in height, and vanishes within seconds into a mere ring of lacing around the edge of the glass. The aroma is of peat, caramel, nuts, and chocolate. The beer smells like a candy bar smoke with peat. I really like the uniqueness of this aroma. The taste has more caramel than the aroma. There is still a lot of peat, and a solid nuttiness. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a very silky texture, and fine carbonation. Overall, this is a really, really good scotch ale. I can see this becoming my go to beer for the style.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dirty crimson tinted darker copper color with a small but thickly set foam of light sandy brown hue. Keeps lots of simming action and big patchy lacing.

Nice aroma of rich dark toffee laced with cinnamon, vanilla dust, herbal heather notes and grassy hops.

Taste doesn't disappoint as it really seeps in quickly with a wonderful array of flavored textures beginning with softly brush of bready all-grain malts puffed about with toffee and twisted in with lots of interesting herbal grassy hoppyness and starchy tones. Touches some vanilla and cinnamon and has very subtle black tea and black licorice emerging late.

Body is a pretty solid medium. Semi soft with just enough girth behind each gulp to lift some malty chewyness while maintaining an interesting texture of crushed grains and hops feathered with herbal dry whisps of tea and husks.

This stuff drinks down with amazing ease and drinkability. Way too smooth for nearly 8%. So watch yourself with this one or you may just find yourself really sheep shaggin'...??!?!!...

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Photo of sm0key
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of hydroplaner
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of 46333
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of safhundos
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of dtx00
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of PMajic
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TooGood
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of scaliasux
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Dark red-brown. Clear. Fairly large tan head that dissipates quickly into a thin film.

Smell - Deep caramel malts. Rich and syrupy. A little smoke?

Taste - Very rich sweet roasted malt. Starts out mostly nut and caramel. Raisin emerges a little later with a little unexpected spiciness. A little alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and full bodied. Nice.

Drinkability - There's nothing better to cut through the winter chill than a nice slow sippin scotch ale. Thank the lord they make such a fine one nearby.

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Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
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