Scottish Ale | Fearless Brewing Company

Scottish AleScottish Ale
BA SCORE
36.8%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 68 ratings
Scottish AleScottish Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 01-07-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,096
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
68
Liked:
25
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
14.36%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of NOLTERN
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I poured this delightful brew from the tall boy can into my one-sided pint glass. It had been a few years since I had last had this scottish ale, and I was quite exuberant upon my reunion with it.

The appearance is beautiful. This ale has a nice deep dark amber colour.

The smell grabs you by suprise from the appearance in that it has a well rounded scent almost similar to a fine german lager, yet it is an ale.

Now for the taste: Malty, hoppy, delightful. The hops take a backseat to the malt, who remains at the wheel. This is what I enjoy on a fine winter's evening.

The mouthfeel does leave a little to be desired and overall this ale is a little lighter and thinner than other scottish ales, but nonetheless, it is a fine ale, a fine ale indeed.

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Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Handsome coppery color and plenty of suds in the New Belgium snifter, even after the can has been open for an hour. Nicely spritzy on the tongue. Fairly light body with a malty mouthfeel and a tangy sensation. Just a faint peaty aroma.

The malt has a touch of smoke to it with some sharp notes. Roasted barley and a fruity flavor. A touch of bitterness but more like some bitter ash or smoky taste. A little bitterness for the finish. The current version of this brew tastes pretty good to me. Quite quaffable. Nice to taste a Scottish Ale in the lower ABV and less sticky style. From the 16 oz can purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Chris-MOC9
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Chou
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MadeInOregon
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of adkieffer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BrassHandles
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of cougfan2002
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Murrhey
2.49/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Solid two-finger off-white color head. Long retention. Orange-brown color with nice clarity.

S- Biscuity malts and some semblance of syrup? Strange smell and I wonder if it hasn't gone a bit skunky.

T- Biscuit malts and earthy flavor. Slight bitter finish. Not a lot to this beer in my opinion.

M- Medium bodied, thick, biting carbonation. Not bad, not good.

O- I liked this beer when I had it at Brew Fest. Not so much now. Very drinkable, but bland.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
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 searsclone
4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
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 wetshoes
4.2/5  rDev +16%
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 fightline
4.92/5  rDev +35.9%
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 touchet20
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a slightly cloudy caramel amber. Thin fine head dissipates quickly to a thin film and ring around the glass, slight lacing. Aroma mostly caramel malt with slight bready malts, sweet. Taste is mild toffee, caramel malt, a bit of bisquity malt in the middle. Finishes mild caramel malt, a bit watery. This has all the right elements for a Scottish ale, but flavors are weak. Could be very nice with more assertive flavors. Light to medium bodied, too light for the style.

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Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Dunkelhund
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a unique looking cherry wood stained color, a bit darker but like it changes color as I drink it. Has a nice dirty white cap.

S: Nose is faint with hints if toffee and caramel

T: Has a lightly toasted taste to it, elements of toffee and and cramel shine through with a very light booze presence.

M: A bit thin for the style, more body would be good

O: Average take ont he style. Not too shabby.

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Photo of Phelps
2.76/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sent by flexabull and poured into a tulip.

Hazy sunset ochre. On finger of fuzzy light tan head pops away to a ring at a good pace.

Smells like apple cider, earthy hops, lightly biscuity, a hint of caramel.

Flavor’s pretty much the same. There’s a heavy honey/apple flavor, almost as if the beer’s a bit oxidized. Earthy hops hit mid-palate and lend mild bitterness, acrid toasted bread lingers into the finish. Fairly clean after the swallow, but the apparent oxidation is pretty off-putting.

A few bubbles massage the tongue mildly in the medium-light body. Tastes and feels like apple juice. No hint of alcohol, so I guess it has that going for it.

This is my first taste of Fearless, and I can’t say it has me clamoring for another. Too many off-flavors going on in this can.

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Photo of flexabull
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking beer, pours a clear and bright amber color with a huge head.

Aromas are not quite what I expected from a Scotish Ale. Hints of spicy bread and earthy hops. Not bad smelling though.

Taste is bready, oaky, and semi sweet. There are notes of light tea, caramel, and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is nice. Full, with smooth and thick body.

Overall, this is pretty good beer. It's pretty tasty, but it comes off as being a little light tasting for the style. This tastes good, but I want a little bit more.

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Scottish Ale from Fearless Brewing Company
Beer rating: 36.8% out of 100 with 68 ratings
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