Scottish Ale | Minocqua Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Minocqua Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Winter on 07-08-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Winter:
Photo of Winter
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an attractive auburn brown with a creamy khaki-colored head. Rich malty nose displays the aromas of toffee, caramel and a hint of barley. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a little creamy. It ends up being really thick and chewy though. Huge barley malt profile. There's a nice hop bitterness that counteracts the sweetness of the malt. Very layered with flavors of caramel underneath. Slight smokiness toward the back before a long dry finish. The 8.0% abv is well-hidden and it can sneak up on you. Very nice.

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Photo of MyTBeerDrinker
1/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of cokes
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark, dark brown. Virtually black, edged with amber, with a trim beige cap.
Sweet, caramel bread aroma with suggestions of black cherry and mocha.
In the mouth, it begins with the same sweet caramel, black cherry, bread, and toffee notions. Then it falls apart as a milky sour, astringent yeastiness arrives and shatters what had been a pretty enjoyable Scotch Ale. This chalky, lacto-sour/bitterness rides on the tongue for a while. Essentially, it tastes like a slightly botched homebrew, which is surprising because everything else I had at MBC was solid and professional.

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Photo of Rborre321
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Pours a clear burnt amber-brown color with tan head. Head falls to a minimal one. Thin lacing.

Smells if caramel malts and maybe a little bit of hops.

Sweet malt taste up front turns a bit bitter and mire if a roasted flavor. Ends with a bit of hop and a lingering bitterness.

Medium bodied in the mouth with average carbonation.

Good stuff and easy to drink.

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Photo of Chugmonkey
4.65/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Wow. This is a style I don't care for. But this beer kicked ass. As dark as brown can be with tan creamy head that stuck around. Mmmm, nice roasty/smokey smell hits you before you even get to sip it. Taste is super complex, roasty, smokey, chocolate?, nice underlying caramel/buttery sweetness. Mouthfeel us super creamy, it just pounds stakes in, sets up camp and hangs out in you mouth. I love it. I actually took my time and savored this beer. Rare for me, I'm usually in a rush to down one and try another style. Nice dry finish, not too bitter or sweet. Just a dry and smooth finish as you ponder all the flavors.

Super satisfying! The alcohol was totally hidden by the complex flavors. This is a gold medal beer here my friends. A great night cap brew to savor. This brew totally re-opened my mind to trying more Scottish ales. Home freakin' run.

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Scottish Ale from Minocqua Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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