Scottish Ale | Fearless Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fearless Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
fearless1.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 01-07-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of fightline
4.92/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

SMOOTH! You can taste a tinge of honey, but it's well balanced and one of my favorite beers around. I've tracked a number of beers using Untappd (179, I think) and this one is still one of the highest rated beers around.

I used to only find it on tap, but now the 16oz Cans are popping up everywhere!

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Photo of searsclone
4.53/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a flared pint glass

Caramel color with a great off white head and good lacing

smells like malt and bread and caramel

tastes like fresh baked bread and pretzels, malty with just a touch of spice and a few hops in the end

mouthfeel is sharp on the roof of the mouth and creamy on the tongue, easy to drink

overall, this is one of my favorite beers. If this was available locally, it would be my "go to" beer for any occasion

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Photo of mvforegonian
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 16 oz. can into a pint glass.

A: A off-white head with subtle lacing. A reddish bright color.

S: Low hop aroma apparent caramel and toasted malts.

T: Definitely a hop filled malty brew with some slight sweetness to balance out the hops.

M: A flavor that develops at the end. Not as thick as I would like from a Scottish Ale.

O: Above average, this is my favorite Scottish Ale! Well done Fearless

Serving type: can (although I've had it off tap as well)

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Photo of bsonk
4.34/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fearless Brewing Scottish Ale- 6% abv.

A: nut brown with no head at all after a couple seconds.

S: Grain sugar, alcohol.

T: sweet malt, caramel corn, ever so slight hoppiness in aftertaste on the back of the tongue.

M: drinkable, thin. Not bubbly. Kinda watery actually but good.

O: Pretty good beer. Cheap and not bad. Best beer I’ve had from this brewery which is pretty mediocre IMO. Brewery might be owned by a racist, not sure but him calling himself the “grand high exalted mystical brewer” makes me think of some dogwhistle KKK shit.

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Photo of beertunes
4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, clear copper color with a thick, rocky head that had great retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was a nice blend of peat and sweet. Neither aspect dominated, but both had strong presences. On the tongue the same was true, just everything was amplified. Great crisp, clean, and focused flavors.

The body was full, without being heavy or sticky. Drinkability was excellent, and this is not one of my favorite styles. Overall, a very good brew, worth seeking out. This is my first beer from this brewery and I will be seeking out more.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of wetshoes
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am an oddity: a pacific NWer who really doesn't like hops. This beer suits my taste perfectly. I actually spend a lot of time in Scotland and Fearless Scotch ale would stand up well to traditional Scottish lager like Belhaven's, which is my choice when there. it has a low carbonation and great malt taste. It's a bit pricey -about $10 for 4 pint cans in Portland.

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Photo of Offa
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Although not outstanding, this is a very nice Scottish Ale I had on tap at Henry's 12th St Tavern in Portland.

Red amber, like a redder version of Bridgeport Blue Heron, it has a lasting thin foamy top that diminishes only slowly and leaves a little weak foamy lace.

Aroma is malty, fruity, very toasty, hints of cherry.

Taste is very fruity-malty with firm toastiness and a mellow clear nuttiness. Light spicey-earthy hop joins in before a long caramelly-toasty malt aftertaste. It is very drinkable, not overly complex, but well-rounded and with good, firm character very fitting for a Scottish Ale.

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Photo of Thrasher
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler. This is a very good amber, with tons of flavor. Pours an autumnal auburn brown with a rising head that disappears pretty quickly. Blank aroma with some rainy day yeast. The flavor is rich, malty, smooth; none of the peaty or smoky elements I've found in beers like Belhaven. Lots of nuttiness, a fair shake of caramel, and a light tang of brown sugar. The hops stay within their boundaries but add a gentle fruitiness as well as a subliminal crispness. Like the best of Fearless' beers, this is very mellow but fully satisfying.
This was the brew that got Fearless started, and it's easy to see why.

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Photo of jthemer71
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy orange hue with a thin finger of creamy ivory foam. Not bad, but not much head retention and not much lace.

Smell: rich, sweet caramel malt aroma. Not terribly complex but it delivers what I like in a Scottish ale.

Taste: very nice, somewhat sweet caramel malt flavor. I definitely feel like they did a good job caramelizing the sugars in this one. Even at a mere 5.3%, the maltiness is quite impressive.

Mouthfeel: medium body and a little low on the carbonation. I think with this lighter version of the style I can't fault the body, but this beer could be a lot creamier.

Overall: I'm quite favorably impressed by Fearless Scottish Ale. This is the first of their beers that I've had and I hope each of the others is as good as this one.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msubulldog25
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was on tap at Henry's Tavern in Portland; couldn't resist ordering a pint, especially after a recent chance meeting with brewer Ken Johnson. Asked for, and received, a pint.

A: Thick amber/mahogany pour that's clear and full of slow-but-steady carbonation. Capped with approximately 1-finger of sandy tan head that hold perfectly stilll, then begins to drop slowly to a thinner cream. Lace is fine and sticky, gluing to the glass in wide bands.

S: Sweet, malt/brown sugar aroma that has a faint pit fruit and light cocoa.

T: Grainy toasted cereal, toasty and lightly sweet. There's also a little milk chocolate, cinnamon spice and an earthy peat that make this a Scottish Ale. Floral/grassy hops build and give a nice balance.

M: Creamy mouthfeel that's smooth, albeit slightly flat. Carbonation is modest; finish has a little chocolate bittering.

D: One of the better Scottish Ales (US-made) I've tried; Fearless does well to push this as one of their flagship labels. It's one I'll have again and one I definitely recommend NW beer fans try if they have the chance. At just 5%, this is certainly drinkable beyond only a single serving...

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from the can into a nonic pint glass

A- Poured a mostly hazy dark brown color with a big fluffy off-white head that left some droppy lace

S- Mostly grains and wheat. Nothing malty or reminiscent of a Scottish Ale. Pretty faint aroma

T- Sweet brown sugar and toffee notes, butterscotch, breadiness, barley, and a little bit of fresh citrus peel on the finish.

M- Very smooth, soft almost silky mouthfeel for the style, pleasant prickly carbonation, and a dry finish. Goes down very easy

O- I do really enjoy this style, but I don't see too many breweries attempting it. Really glad I was able to find this one in tallboy cans.

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Photo of BrassHandles
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MadeInOregon
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

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