Beer Name: Back Country Scottish Ale
Brewery: Lewis & Clark Brewing Co, Helena, MT
Purchase Place: NA (tis a gift from Snakepit Brewery)
Style: Scottish Ale
Ale or Lager: Ale
Color: Dark Brown (it seems that all the Montana brewed Scottish Ales are always on the darker side of the spectrum)
BJCP Ref: 14B. Scottish Heavy
Head Retention: Horrible. Does not last even 5 minutes after being poured.
Aroma: Malty, no hop aroma.
Strongest Flavor: Roasted Barley
Finish: Malty, and smooth
Date Purchased: NA (tis a gift)
Date Reviewed: 2-17-17
Pint Rating: 2 out of 5
Likes: Color, and flavor
Dislikes: lack of head, lack of aroma, and maltiness
Environment: Eating a burger, or ribs.
Recommend: No. The reason being is that this beer is very unforgettable. That doesn’t mean tis a bad Ale, (it drinks just fine) but tis a very forgettable one. This is brewed in Montana, and I can say that if someone was wanting a Scotch Ale in those parts of the country I would tell them to get either a Smoke Jumper or Mountain man Scottish Ale (both which I have lots of and absolutely love). This ale misses the Scottish Heavy references by a mile. It lacks the malt focus, caramelly, and hop balance.