The My Turn Series #002 Brad Scottish Ale from Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin pours out a brownish ruby in color and is topped with just over a finger of tan colored, loosely knit head that slowly reduces down to a thin film. On the nose, peat, earth, toffeed sweetness and a little smoke. In the mouth, sweet then cleans up slightly tart with a little spice. Earth, dried dark fruit, butterscotch, toffee and slightly nutty flavors. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Light syrup to the mouthfeel. Little lacing on the glass. The finish is quite long and slightly dry with good malt flavor and a little spice right at the end.
A good Scotch ale with good flavor and balance. Scotch ale drinkers will like this a lot. Recommended.
22 ounce bottle, 7.0% ABV, 22 IBU
Beer 210 of 366 for 2012