Pelican Pub & Brewery — Pacific City, OR
- Style: Scottish Ale
- Bitterness: 17 IBU
- ABV: 5.0%
- Malts: Golden Promise, Caramel
- Hops: Willamette
- Sampled: 2 oz. draft sampler
Description: Our interpretation of the Scottish Export style is coppery amber in color and features a mild, malty aroma. The malty flavor is balanced with Willamette hops to add a little "snap" to the flavor and finish of this rich ale. — Pelican Pub & Brewery
Random thoughts: This was the 2nd of 7 beers I sampled during my visit to Pelican. All seven were included in Pelican's $6 beer sampler.
The tasting: Color is amber / copper. Again, similar to the Kiwanda Cream Ale, I didn’t really smell anything. It’s medium bodied. Unlike the Kiwanda, this has flavor--sweet malt, and some kind of fruit--but I can't really place it. Overall, it has nice combination of flavors.
Rating: 3 star. Good. I'd drink it again if someone gave it to me. I was wavering between 3 and 4 stars. However, I decided that if I'm ever on fence about a rating, I will grade down. After all, there should be fewer higher rated beers....right?!?
Have you had this beer or any other Scottish ale? If so, let me know which one, and I'll try to find it.