Back Country Scottish Ale | Lewis & Clark Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
Montana, United States
lewisandclarkbrewing.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
21.45%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of SamuelMiller
3.19/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrsqc7
2.95/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bland bland bland. Not bad. But very bland. Malt profile is meh. Not great not terrible. Could really use some more of whatever malts they use. It's sessionable which the can states is their goal but man I can see my feet through a full glass from the top down. Not the best scotch but not terrible.

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Photo of jmcdguns
4.34/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.99/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cfitterer
3.74/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of elektronen
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of casapy
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lockleybremner
4.59/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Long taste, good consistency and good aroma.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Diggy
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Mikexw
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of beergoot
3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep mahogany and brown colored body; the head starts thick, rich and creamy, then dwindles to a thin yet persistent state; nice rings of lacing on the glass. Nuts and toffee aroma; faint charred sugars. Brown sugar and caramel flavors with a decent bitterness throughout; tree nuts. Medium light body; slightly sugary yet dry finish.

Sure, not a 'wee heavy', so don't expect the big body and flavors associated with a Scotch ale, but for a Scottish, 'tis quite respectable.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Shelwig
5/5  rDev +57.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of PatrickLougee
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Sark
3.19/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- orange brown, light brown 2 finger head that's got a good velvet consistency

Smell- toasted and toffees are first to note, followed by a little dark fruit and brightness from the hops

Taste- a little tart on the front, toasted grains and malt sweetness slowly come back but the finish is also a bit astringent. Perhaps I ate something strange but the flavors seem a bit skunked, not noticing the hops.

Mouthfeel- medium body, fast fade in flavor

Overall- Quite surprised at the sub-standard taste this left me with. Not sure if I was hit with a bad batch but it left me without any of the standard rich notes of a Scottish.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.14/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger khaki-colored head atop a smoky whiskey colored body. Walnut and relatively high clarity. Middling.

S- Nice peaty, smoky aroma with roast malts and some surprising sweetness. Maybe a bit muted, but pleasant.

T-Roasty, maybe even a tad overdone. Finishes bitter. Caramel, whiskey, tobacco.

M- Juicy medium bodied feel with minimal carbonation. Finishes wet.

O- Middling beer. Montana does Scotch Ales very well (in my experience) and this one doesn't compare.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.61/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep dark brown/red with caramel foamy head. Moderate lacing.

Sweet like candy, earthy peaty grains, murky and mold aroma. Pretty spot on for a scotch ale.

Dry, missing creaminess, a bit light in complexity and flavor. For being so dark I expected more rounded robustness, underpowered for a Wee Heavy. Good carbonation and flavor balance, but it could be more in depth. Sweetness runs abound with no real direction. Funky bitterness.

Yeah, I recommend, but it's certainly been topped before. Great ice cold and served while camping.

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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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Back Country Scottish Ale from Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
3.17 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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