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VA Brew 02-10-2008 03:05 AM

Does anyone really like scottish ale?
How many of you really like scottish ale? For those of you with the deranged taste buds and reply, yes, did you like it from the first taste?

There are many beers i don't really enjoy but have only found one style in which I can not even finish half a beer and thats the scottish ale.:drunk: I ask the question because this is the only beer in which i just don't get it.

Bobby_M 02-10-2008 03:16 AM

What exactly don't you like about it?

Makita 02-10-2008 03:19 AM

You mean like McEwan's?

I certainly wouldn't kick a bottle of McEwan's out of bed for being Scotch.

Poindexter 02-10-2008 04:28 AM

I loved McEwan's from the first taste. I haven't brewed one yet, but it is inevitable.

Since I started reading here, I have learned to try a new style and ask myself under what circumstances I would like it.

Pilsners for instance. If it is hot enough outside and I have to spend enough time out there, a pilsner is going to sound like a great beer later today.

Before I was a brewer PU was pretty much a "meh" brew to me. Now I can appreciate the delicate balance between the malt and the hops and how narrow a line the brewer had to tread...

Try asking yourself if you can imagine a time and place where you would like a Scottish ale. You may never get to that place, but if you do that little voice will probably speak up...

LS_Grimmy 02-10-2008 04:29 AM

I like any type of beer! just depends on my mood and pallet at the time

Sir Humpsalot 02-10-2008 04:37 AM

Scottish ales are fantastic!!!! You aren't talking about the ales where they added peated malt though, are you? Those aren't actually scottish ales. They are merely make-believe imaginary scottish ales and, personally, I don't really like those.

Bernie Brewer 02-10-2008 04:38 AM

Are you kidding? A good Wee Heavy (like McEwen's) is to die for.

And This Recipe comes pretty darn close, IMHO.:mug:

RichBrewer 02-10-2008 04:39 AM

I've got 5 gallons about ready to be kegged. I hope I like them!

Fingers 02-10-2008 04:39 AM

Can't freakin' stand McEwan's. I'd rather drink water. It's the one style of beer that I've found so far that I simply can't take.

Poindexter 02-10-2008 05:04 AM


Originally Posted by Fingers
Can't freakin' stand McEwan's. I'd rather drink water. It's the one style of beer that I've found so far that I simply can't take.

You know what, I can completely respect that, because that frees you up to focus on the styles you do like. And no one in this thread is busting on Scottish ales, just expressing opinions like grownups. Awesome.

:secret: I really don't care for weizens :secret:

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