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MacFoochie's Scottish Ale by Atlantic Brewing Company

I spent the better part of the day dreaming of a tubeless wheel setup and how to convert my bike into a 1×10 drivetrain.  I hate to say it, but I got bit by the mountain biking bug hard this time.  I just want to ride but mother nature is again not playing along, more rain for the next few day makes me unhappy.  I will just have to cruise the Passion forums over at http://forums.mtbr.com/ for my fix the next few days.  Time for a beer.

Beer #297 is MacFoochie’s Scottish Ale by Atlantic Brewing Company from Bar Harbor, Maine.  This is a new style for me, a Scottish Ale.  The ABV is 7.8%.

This poured a very dark brown with a nice tan head.  The nose was faint, sweet caramel malts, bread, nuts, and a roasted goodness.  It tasted liked it smelled with the caramel malts mixed with a roasted, almost burnt flavor.  Add a bit of sweetness and dark fruit goodness of raisins and you have a fairly decent tasting brew.  The Body was much lighter than I expected, it was more towards the light side than the medium side.  The carbonation was very low and that made this nice and smooth and creamy.

This was OK…nothing special…I guess you could say a fairly average beer.  Not that that is a bad thing, it just didn’t “wow” me.  My mind is preoccupied anyways by fast flowy singletrack anyways.  Wonder if I can get a quickie in?  Ride that is.  That still doesn’t sound right.

Rating: C

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