Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sprecher Brewing Company Pipers Scotch-Style Ale

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

Tonight’s featured beer is Sprecher Brewing Company Pipers Scotch-Style Ale. This bottle was gifted to me by a friend.

From the Sprecher Brewing Company website: “This hearty red-brown ale has a slight, smokey aroma complexed with caramel and lightly toasted malt. The flavor is malty, yet very smooth, with a delicate hop finish and a creamy head.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with a thin white head and slight lacing.
Aroma: Caramel and roasted malts, toffee, smoky peat and fruity esters.
Taste: Malty and sweet, roasted, caramel and smoked malts, smoky peat and molasses.
Overall: Sweet and smoky, Sprecher Brewing Company Pipers Scotch-Style Ale is good.  This 8.3% ABV is smokier than I am accustomed to for the style, but I found it to be drinkable.  I’d certainly try this one again.


Mark Harvey

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