Olde Ore Dock Scottish Ale | Keweenaw Brewing Company

Olde Ore Dock Scottish AleOlde Ore Dock Scottish Ale
BA SCORE
25.6%
Liked This Beer
3.41 w/ 78 ratings
Olde Ore Dock Scottish AleOlde Ore Dock Scottish Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
keweenawbrewing.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bishopdc0 on 01-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,005
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
78
Liked:
20
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
14.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/16/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light nuttiness/toast, herbal, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Okay aromas with balanced dark/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; and solid strength. A bit too fruity/yeasty, but not overwhelming. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light nuttiness/toast, herbal, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, dark fruit, light nuttiness, herbal, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin and stale feeling, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a decent Scottish ale. All around solid complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A bit too thin and yeasty, but a solid style example. An enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Hrodebert
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KEH
4.43/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great brew! I love Scottish ales, but sometimes they can be a bit heavy. This one is just right. Just like one would expect, it pours a deep reddish-brown, has a decent tan head and smells yeasty and of fresh-baked bread. The malts really stand out, and the brew has a slightly sweet finish. Since it's not a really high-alcohol brew, you can have a few and not get too full or too trashed. Highly recommended!

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Photo of lupercmda
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SHDoyle
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A dark honey color with white head

S - I got some dark fruit, earthiness, grass. Once it warmed some there were some hints of oak/wood

T - Some more dark fruit but overall kind of subdued and not that great. Grass and earth on the finish.

M - Thin for this style of beer with light to medium carbonation.

O - Run of the mill. You could do worse, but nothing special or unique about this beer.

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Photo of Natter25
5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the beers you can not compared the can with the draft. To really get the greatness of the Scottish. You will have to come to houghton and get a pint off the tap.

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Photo of stevoj
2.84/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the brewery. Another weak beer. I had much higher hopes. I guess a brewery in a college town is bound to do well. Faint peat earthiness, again, its watery.

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Photo of hopnado
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of troyvar
2.82/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WesM63
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cb8282
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaymo18
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
2.86/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeak81
2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of UPBrewer92
2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Sidnapolis
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of lochef81
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of PlacementSix
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Mikus
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%

Likely some of the same notes/comparisons on this beer as others... poured from a 12oz can into my snifter. Finger of tan head faded fast... however, this beer was a real looker. Deep mahogany tones, blood red shone through when held in the light. Nicest aspect by far. Malt to the nose... and about only that. Some oak to taste, a bit malt-forward, but not heavy. Seemed light for the style. a bit watery, but somewhat redeemed by the crispness. Overall, a bit lacking. In the right situation like a lawnmowing adventure, long day of sessioning (homebrewing, fishing), this might actually hit the spot. On a work night, when I limit myself to one beer, I would rather reach for something a bit more substantial.

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Photo of todesengel135
4/5  rDev +17.3%

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Olde Ore Dock Scottish Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 25.6% out of 100 with 78 ratings
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