Plaid

Oregon
United States
Fort George Plaid Ale Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

You hear it in the crackle of the campfire. You can see it in the rich, coppery sunsets. Autumn tempts the Pacific Northwest with a tapestry of colors, textures, and aromas, much like Fort George's Plaid
Scotch Ale. Toasty, warm and inviting, this fall and winter offering is available just when you need it. Settle into the season.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
Served at: 
50° F
Hops: 
Nugget, Tettnang
Malts: 
Organic Two-Row, Munich 20L, Honey Malt, Chocolate Malt,
 C-75, Roasted, Applewood Smoked Malt
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer's aroma is redolent of caramel glaze on a Thanksgiving ham, smoked salmon, medium vodka-like hot alcohol and raisin bread. Buried underneath all the smokiness and alcohol is a cooked applesauce and cinnamon presence. A fine, creamy, tan head clings to the sides of the glass and forms thin legs on top of this clear ruby-amber brew. Flavors of smoked red meat, low rubber band and pleasant restrained BBQ sauce are discovered, and this beer is malt-forward with a dry, mouthwatering finish with hot, vodka-like alcohol lingering into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation, and lacks smoothness. A medium alcohol warmth prickles the tongue and the back of the throat. Phenols, smoke, and heat take away from overall drinkability of this beer, and high carbonation heightens the alcohol presence.