Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale | Tyranena Brewing Company

Sheep Shagger Scotch AleSheep Shagger Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
4/5
301 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Atron67 on 02-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,257
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
301
pDev:
9.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
32
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy copper body, light tan fizzy head that fades to a ring. Caramel nose, both sweet and with an earthy bitterness to it as well. Sticky toffee, nut, caramelized sugar sweetness, toasted malt, and black tea bitterness make up the balanced flavor. Sweetness is more dominant, but moderate. Mild booziness on the finish; reminds me of bourbon with mild raw wood pulp. Medium-heavy body, slick, with too-high but not-quite-stinging carbonation.
Very tasty, deep, balanced brew right here. It's kind of a shame they went with the childlike joke to market it, this is a well crafted thing that deserves respect.

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Photo of Docrock
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
1.82/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no date. Pours clear amber with a large off-white head. Smells of caramel and sweet bready malt. The taste follows with caramel, malt, and some smoked peat; weaker intensity. Some mild bitterness in the finish. Average body and average carbonation. Overall, it fits the style okay, but could use a little more complexity.

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Photo of Hendrick24
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShawnL
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmarko579
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rcunning
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tastes better than it smells. Not overpowering. Clean feel and smooth. Good not great.

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Photo of kinggimp
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of scootercrabb
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of K_schrim
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stingray
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
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 pat61
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Brilliant garnet tinted chestnut with a sudsy 1” cream colored foam cap producing cathedral window lacing. S: Rich treacle aromas with a little smoke. T: lightly smoked malty treacle. Sweet. F: Clean and smooth medium body to medium high body, medium carbonation. O: A very drinkable wee heavy.

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Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Silky smooth with big caramel and vanilla flavors and hides the 7.5% abv extremely well. Highly drinkable. Disappointed I only picked up one while I was in Wisconsin!

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Photo of crow
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pluto901
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JasW
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillyT1
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rschimmell
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of myteam24
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukasbane
4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBCBrams17
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmwilliq
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 301 ratings
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