136. Gritty McDuff’s Scottish Ale

This is a new style for me as most local brewers do not offer a Scottish Ale. Overall not a bad beer but Gritty’s has some better offerings. Pours a great dark copper with solid head that has great retention on the glass. Lots of aroma with some malts, caramel, toffee and taste is just OK. Lots going on with malts and sweetness but it does not seem very well balanced. This is a solid beer but not what I expected and I think Gritty’s could have done better.
Pros: Color
Cons: Not balanced
Alcohol Content: 6.3% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 25
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Gritty McDuff’s
Brewers Description: It takes a brave beer to stand up to a Maine winter. Gritty McDuff ‘s Scottish Ale is returns every January to help you weather the season. Scottish Style Ale is our interpretation of the robust brews native to Scotland. Generous quantities of Pale malt along with Munich and Caramalts give this ale a deep and complex profile. Scottish Style Ale is just a shade darker than our Bitter, with a rich, slightly sweet first impression on the palate that rounds out to a satisfying maltiness and a medium-dry hop finish. At 6.3% ABV it’s hearty but not overwhelming. Sure to please the Braveheart in all of us.

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