Olde Ore Dock Scottish Ale | Keweenaw Brewing Company

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Olde Ore Dock Scottish AleOlde Ore Dock Scottish Ale
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Olde Ore Dock Scottish AleOlde Ore Dock Scottish Ale

Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bishopdc0 on 01-17-2011

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

"A traditional Scottish ale, this darker beer focuses on malt color and flavor with hops being almost imperceptible. This ale, aged with American Red Oak, finishes crisp and a wee bit sweet."

Poured a copper amber color with a white head. The head laces well but dissipates to the glasses edge.

The nose is sweet with a oak wood nose backed by malty caramel.

The taste is nice what you expect from the description. It starts with a light carbonation on the tongue, sweet malty, caramel with an sweet oaky finish. The mouth is very smooth throughout not harsh in the mouth, and the oak sets it apart from other scotch ales

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

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub - Nov 25, 2007. Aroma comes forth with some light wet graham-cracker crust aroma. Lightly soggy and woody. Pours a rather ruddy stained oak-brown. Burnished and with a quickly fading off-white head. Flavor is a mildly endearing caramel, backed with nibbles of cheap bourbon, and hazlenut, toasted bread. Nutty, but somewhat bland. Above average gravity for this brewery, which is nice. Lightly warming and sugary. Finishes with some highly leafy crispness.

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

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tone77
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big shout out to woodychandler for another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste also has considerable sweetness, lots of malts, some brown sugar maybe. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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

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

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of srv33
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber pour, thick white head, little lacng. Hops, and citrus smell, vanilla. Tastes oddly hoppy considering the style, slightly sweet, toast, peanut, honey flavors. Less broadly pleasant and balanced than their Widowmaker, still a good beer from a solid brewery.

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3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a can of Keweenaw Brewing Company's Olde Ore Dock Scottish Ale a couple weeks ago for $1.43 at Toskey Sands Market. I've never had this beer before and I've haven't seen it around so I thought I should pick up a can to try, so lets see how it goes. No visible canning date. Poured from a 12oz can into a snifter.

A- The can looks nice, it's not the most eye catching can, but it does a nice job at showing what it's named after. It poured a nice fairly clear amber color that took on more of a mahogany color when held to the light with a fingers worth of off white head that quickly died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave any lacing behind. This was a decent looking beer, the color was pretty nice, but the head and lacing were disappointing.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness that had a brown sugar like aroma to it followed by a good amount of malts that impart a caramel malt, lightly toasted, grainy and brown bread like aromas with some nice caramel aromas seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes some dark fruit aromas with a slight smokey aroma in the background and there's also a light sweet alcohol aroma. This beer had a pretty good aroma that's right on par for the style.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a good amount of malts that impart a nice caramel malt, lightly toasted and brown bread like flavors with some nice caramel flavors seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a very slight smokey flavor with an equally light alcohol flavor. On the finish there's a lower amount of bitterness with a pretty malty aftertaste. This was a nice tasting Scottish Ale, but I thought it was a little one dimensional.

M- Smooth, clean, crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel wasn't bad but it was too crisp for the style and I thought that it could be a little thicker, it's slightly watery as it is.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a pretty standard example of the style, it had some of those nice flavors and aromas that I look for in the style, but it also had some off aspects that held it back from being as good as it could be. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, clean, and not filing, but the carbonation and lack of depth might start to wear on me, but the body does make it more drinkable than most of the style. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, I thought it was pretty nice and true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, it was just a little thin and it was too crisp for the style. I don't think I would buy this again, if I'm in the mood for the style I would rather have a Dirty Bastard. I don't think I would recommend this beer, since there are many other Scottish Ales that are better. All in all I thought this beer fell right about in the middle, it wasn't a bad beer, but it lacked the mouthfeel and depth that a good Scottish Ale has. I think with a little bit of work this could be a pretty good beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My sister brought me this from the Marquette MI. Three finger head of thick light brown foam. Dense lace with little cling. Color is a 25 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell of smoke, roasted malt, and oak. Taste of malt, and hops, and smoked oak. Mouthfeel is creamy and quite full with a little drying in the back of my throat. Not bad, quite refreshing, and more flavor as it warms. I would have more, but it is unavailable down in the south.

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Olde Ore Dock Scottish Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 79 ratings