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Old 10-12-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Which Scotch ale to buy?

My co-worker is making a Sheperds Pie recipe that requires an old ale/scotch ale style beer to make. She had no clue what those beer styles are, so I told her I'd go get the beer for her if she paid and let me keep the rest. She agreed. So now my dilemna: Which one do I want? I haven't had a lot of Scotch ales so I wanted to know your opinions on a few, which you'd recommend. Cannot be a 750ml bottle since she needs only 12 oz, plus I then cannot keep the remainder. So it must be sold in 4 or 6 packs. Here are my options:

Founders Dirty Bastard
Tyranea Sheep Shagger
Three Floyds Robert the Bruce
Sprecher Pipers Scotch-Style Ale
Arcadia Scotch Ale
Big Sky Heavy Horse Scotch ale

Which one is the best example of the style? Your recommendations? Thanks!


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Old 10-12-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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Where are you located? Arcadia scotch ale is incredible had it on a trip to Michigan


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Old 10-12-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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Just outside of Chicago. Should be able to get any other the beers I listed at Binnys.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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I'm a big fan of Founders (almost) anything, and their Dirty Bastard is no exception.
It's the only beer on your list I've had.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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Personally, I really like Robert the Bruce (if you're able to get it).

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My co-worker is making a Sheperds Pie recipe that requires an old ale/scotch ale style beer to make. She had no clue what those beer styles are, so I told her I'd go get the beer for her if she paid and let me keep the rest. She agreed. So now my dilemna: Which one do I want? I haven't had a lot of Scotch ales so I wanted to know your opinions on a few, which you'd recommend. Cannot be a 750ml bottle since she needs only 12 oz, plus I then cannot keep the remainder. So it must be sold in 4 or 6 packs. Here are my options:

Founders Dirty Bastard
Tyranea Sheep Shagger
Three Floyds Robert the Bruce
Sprecher Pipers Scotch-Style Ale
Arcadia Scotch Ale
Big Sky Heavy Horse Scotch ale

Which one is the best example of the style? Your recommendations? Thanks!
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Haha, I was hoping for more opinions...Hopefully a few more chime in before I leave work, headed straight to the liquor store for this beer.
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one and three are both great beers. i haven't had the others.
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Founders is awesome. So is Orkney's Skull Splitter if you can find it.
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Can't go wrong with Three Floyds or Founders. Believe it or not, Sam Adams makes a decent scotch ale. I have not had the rest on the list. Rouge has a good one and they also have one in the XS series that's my favorite, that's in like a 7 oz single bottle, so not what your looking for.

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Founders is awesome. So is Orkney's Skull Splitter if you can find it.
I have had skull splitter, which is why it was not on the list. I found it pretty good. Didn't really have the same beer knowledge that I do now. Maybe I should consider it.

Sounds like Dirty Bastard or Bruce are solid choices.


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