Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Sheep Shagger Scotch AleSheep Shagger Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Atron67 on 02-02-2008

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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 104
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1.82/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of hansenm72
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of NicholasOfMKE
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.12/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lacking in taste...just mediocre for me.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was poured out of a bottle and into a pint glass. It had a dark amber colour to it; almost caramel. Ale had a sweet malt nose with hints of oak and scotch. It also had a slight scotch taste to it, along with malts and a very slight roasted taste, but not by much. No significant lingering flavours or after tastes.

Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.

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Photo of rjmclaw
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of stingray
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Central Waters snifter. No bottling date but it's fresh, just a week or two after it showed up in stores.

L: Copper brown. Not much head, large bubbles that don't leave much lacing.

S: A bit smoky, a bit of caramel sweetness. Not much on the nose, though.

T: Nice and drinkable, not a heavy flavor. The sweetness is there, not too much. Has a pleasant maltiness but ends up tasting more like a scotch lager, if there were such a thing.

F: Too much carbonation for a scotch ale, but you can get some nice thick foam in your mouth. Again, not a thick and heavy beer.

O: I was looking forward to this one but I'm disappointed. I tried it chilled and at cellar temp but it tastes more like a lager than an ale. I don't dislike it but not what I want from a scotch ale. Other than my quibbles as a representation of the style it's very drinkable and not pricey.

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Photo of tykees88
3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Very pretty dark copper brown. 2 finger bright white head. Excellent lacing and head retention.

S- Smell is just a malt nose explosion. Smells very sweet and sticky actually.

T- Taste is just full of so many different malts. Caramel, toffee, a hint of chocolate and coffee. i don't detect hops, not even on the finish.

M- Super big body on the beer. I feel like I have to chew this thing instead of drink it.

O-I didn't care a whole lot for this beer. It was alot bigger than I would have liked.

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Photo of Rick778
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HosP
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got one of these when the wife went down and got me a pick six. 12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A- Pours dark copper in color. Off white head with good retention. Sticky lace left on the glass.

S- Sweet carmale malts dominate the nose. Roasted aroma hidden below. Smells like a Wee Heavy.

T- Sweet flavors up front on this one. Caramel flavors throughout. Maybe some toffee/coffee flavors blended in at the end of the drink. Very smooth drink.

M- Medium body, light carbonation.

D- Good, easy to drink beer. Could have a couple of these, but would probably get a little bored with it. Still good beer, just not my favorite here.

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Photo of Murphious
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsanford
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Tulip Glass.

A - Pours a hazy mahogany with a thin white head that recedes to some wispy haze and a slight ring.
S - Big chocolate aromas here, followed by caramel, malt, a touch of smoke, and a bit of burnt orange peel hops.
T - Obviously a malt-heavy brew, with lots of caramel, toffee, and chocolate flavors accented by more smoke and citrus hops. Not exactly bursting with flavors, I'm finding this to a be a bit lacking in "oomph". Kinda bland, if I'm being honest.
M - Pretty smooth, perhaps a bit sticky, with a medium body and moderate carbonation. ABV is mostly undetectable, not bad for an almost 8% brew.
O - A decent Scotch Ale, but this is no Dirty Bastard. Sorry.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- pours a ruddy cupric hue with a slim creamy beige head.

Smell -- Husky grain, whole wheat toast, earthy hops. Not a whole lot going on.

Taste -- Toasted bread, cracker, plum-like esters, burnt sugar, molasses, floral and spicy hops. Lingering flavors of golden toast and plum.

Mouthfeel -- On the heavier side of medium with moderate fluffy carbonation. Pretty good, actually.

Drinkability -- A good beer, but not one of my favorites, either for the style or for Tyranena. Came off more as a robust amber ale as it was lacking some rich caramelized malt flavor.

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Photo of TPiwaron
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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