Description:"Kiltlifter is our award-winning flagship brew. Made in the tradition of great strong ales from Scotland. This is the beer that made Four Peaks Famous. Take one sip and you'll swear that it was brewed by men in kilts. And maybe it was. Notice its amber color, malty sweetness, and a hint of smokiness. A true Scottish Ale. The only thing missing here is a man with the funny accent and the bagpipes." — Four Peaks Brewing Co.
The tasting: Caramel (deep golden orange) in color, clear, with a white head that dissipated quickly. Very nice color. Aroma of sweet, toasted, and caramel malts. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with the addition of a subtle smoky flavor. Four Peaks' description of this Kilt Lifter is spot on with what I tasted. Medium bodied with an effervescent mouth feel. It finishes with some sweet malt and smokiness. Very drinkable.
Rating: 4star. Really Good! I want this again! I enjoyed this beer and can easily see why it's Four Peaks' flagship brew. It has a nice strong caramel malt base and is minimally hopped. It's very different from most of the beers I've tasted lately. I'd like to try more of Four Peaks' beers, but since they don't distribute in Oregon, I'll have to wait until my next trip to Arizona.
Have you tried Kilt Lifter or any other Four Peaks beers?