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Ninety Shilling Ale | Mitchell's Knysna Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mitchell's Knysna Brewery
South Africa

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by seydou:
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3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle bought at chalkboard, downtown jozi. Pours a pretty distinctive red brown caramel cloudy color with some creamy foam on top.

No distinctive smell but a great nutty and alcoholic taste. The alcohol lingers and takes away some flavor points for me.

Extremely smooth on the tongue. Rich. Full.

Not a bad beer but definitely not a session one. This bottle will be enough for me.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap at the watefront brewery in cape town

abv listed at 5% on the menu

appearance: served in an imperial pint glass, very dark mahogany with a light beige head and no retention

smell: not much, earthy malts, dry cocoa, slightly metallic

taste: decent enough to drink and a nice departure from the mostly macro beer scene in the country, earthy and musty malts, light metallic hops, dry cocoa

mouthfeel: a bit watery

drinkability: maybe it was the illness but i couldnt finish this

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Photo of masgniw
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've spent quite sometime in South Africa and this beer is really only available in about 2 places across the whole country. It was truly a treat to find a pub that had more than the usual Hansa, Castle, Peroni cast of characters.

A: A rich amber color with a fairly clingy white head

S: Sour notes, but not remarkable. Does not reflect actual taste well.

T: Starts like your typical Scottish Ale, finishes with a bitter bite that lingers just long enough.

M: Starts with a heavy body, but finishes light.

D: 2 or maybe 3 would be the most I could take.

This is easily one of the best beers available in SA. There is a desperate need for ales like this.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jekter
3.2/5  rDev -8%

Ninety Shilling Ale from Mitchell's Knysna Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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