Saturday, April 20, 2013

Four Peaks Brewing Company Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Four Peaks Brewing Company Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale. Here’s another beer I brought back from my somewhat recent trip to Phoenix, AZ.  Four Peaks Brewing Company makes a number of solid beers and I had the chance to try a few of them years ago when I visited their brewery so I figured on this past trip to bring a few home with me for review.  This is the first review of the series.

From the Four Peaks Brewing Company website: “Kilt Lifter is our award winning flagship brew, crafted in the tradition of the great strong ales of Scotland.  Take one sip and you’ll swear it had been brewing by men in kilts, and maybe it was… It is a full bodied ale with strong caramel and roasted barley flavors.  Notice its amber color, malty sweetness and a hint of smokiness with a clean dry finish – a true Scottish Ale. A 4-Time GABF Medal Winner including GOLD in 1998.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours an orange/amber with a thin cream colored head and moderate lacing.
Aroma: Caramel and roasted malts, citrus, smoke and slightly nutty.
Taste: Roasted, biscuit and caramel malts, nutty, sweet and slightly smoky, toffee with a slight hop bitterness.
Overall: Well balanced with a great aftertaste Four Peaks Brewing Company Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale is very drinkable.  Weighing in at 6% ABV I recommend trying it if you find yourself in AZ. It is understandable why Four Peaks Brewing Company considers this a flagship brew. 


Mark Harvey
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