Laughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale
Bristol Brewing Company

Laughing Lab Scottish-Style AleLaughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale
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From:
Bristol Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Scottish Ale
Ranked #38
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,392
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 12.3%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
171
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 19, 2022
Added:
Mar 04, 2002
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  48
SCORE
84
Good
Laughing Lab Scottish-Style AleLaughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale
Notes: Laughing Lab is our most popular brew among beer drinkers and beer judges alike, with nine medals to its name since 1994 at the Great American Beer Festival alone. The Lab has a complex maltiness that comes from a careful blend of specialty malts. Its nutty, roasted flavor is mildly sweet, but not too rich. Smooth and luscious!
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Rated by cmb

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Draft. Fits description. Makes me want to try more Scottish Ales.
Jun 19, 2022
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Rated by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A solid beer. Easy to drink. Suggest stronger flavors & higher ABV for a higher rating for a Scottish ale.
May 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by Gipsy_Danger from Colorado

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.28 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Nov 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.11 by RDW from Nebraska

Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Jan 20, 2020
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Reviewed by sjdevel from Utah

3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look - nice 3 finger head after a pour from a 12oz can (Bristol is now canning apparently) - nice copper color and very clear
Smell - some bread - some caramel - touch of yeast - not much there
Taste - a bit of a hop bite up front - caramel and scorched brown sugar inch there way in - some sweetness - some tart/tang - some decent Scotch Ale notes (yeast / bread)
Feel - pretty thin - some carbonation hangs on but it is pretty minimal / uninteresting
Overall - An ok beer - I consider it a Session Scottish Ale - light in ABV and light in mouthfeel - not my favorite beer from Bristol but it is a decent social beer.
Oct 01, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Amber brown body with a thin white ring and lacing. Smell has some peat smoke, toffee, bright nuts, and slight leather. Taste starts traditional with toffee, earth, peat smoke, but then brightens up with orange and lemon aspects with plenty of sweet malt to round out. Feel is thin, a little watery, and bright.
Sep 19, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On-tap at The Mayor of Old Town, Fort Collins, CO

A: The beer is crystal clear orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a off white head that consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of caramel, toasted malts, and toffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of smoke with just a touch of malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a touch smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and malty, but feels a bit lighter compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: on-tap
Aug 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Aug 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Maillard from Ohio

Aug 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Aug 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by DaveAhl from New Jersey

Jul 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by monk2021 from Texas

Mar 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by Yix from Colorado

Jan 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by VashonGuy from Washington

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Sep 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: Pours a dark amber red color with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet apple juice and caramel, some toasted bread, a light nuttiness. A light floral hop.

T: Sweet apple juice, caramel, a bit of toasted bread and a light nuttiness, a small floral hop, this is q very sweet beer.

F: Medium body, smooth carbonation.

O: This is a pretty solid beer, however it is a tad to sweet, needs little more balance.
Aug 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Aug 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by VaporDome from New York

Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Rymish from Colorado

Jun 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.48 by mariellemartin from Colorado

May 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.95 by Kelub from Colorado

Apr 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Oct 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Oct 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Sep 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by ambruns1979 from California

Aug 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

May 14, 2017
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Smooth, easy-drinking, quite enjoyable and I love the dog on the label. Jewel-tone brown; smells of nuts, malt. Taste follows suit with the addition of caramel and mango. Medium mouth feel, overall delicious.
Jan 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by batt6343 from Texas

Dec 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by ColSanders123 from Georgia

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by keng1343 from Colorado

Oct 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

Oct 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by M_chav from New Mexico

Aug 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by COR8RFAN from Colorado

Aug 01, 2016
Laughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale from Bristol Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 270 ratings