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Old 03-24-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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I've never made a scotch ale, and have only tried a handful, most of which I've liked...but Arcadia's Scotch Ale blew me away. I think it's the mildness of it, it's very mild & drinkable, but VERY flavorful!

I'm figuring this might be a mid range scotch ale, like a 70/- or 80/- at best...not sure though. Anybody tried this, that can offer any ideas? Doesn't really have to be a clone, just something really smooth. There doesn't seem to be much info out there on it.

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I've never brewed one myself, so can't offer much of my own advice. I'd check out these two threads and see if they sound close to what you're looking for:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/scottish-ale-103567/#post1135070
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/100-shilling-scotch-ale-2050/

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I've never brewed one myself, so can't offer much of my own advice. I'd check out these two threads and see if they sound close to what you're looking for:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/scottish-ale-103567/#post1135070
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/100-shilling-scotch-ale-2050/
Thanks for they links. It seems like this brew is really just about getting a nice subtle malt characteristic, either by carmelizing the runnings, or a subtle blend of specialty malts, high mash temp for residual sweetness, and low fermentation temp for a clean finish with the scottish yeast.

I still wish there was more info available on this particular beer, but I guess I can always just make one and compare, and just make my adjustments from there.
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