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Holy Crap....I had this for the first time yesterday and I was blown away. This is one fine beer. My Scottish Ale experience is somewhat limited, I've had SkullSplitter, which is good, but this stuff was incredible. I've had Founders KBS and that is excellent as well. I was just wondering if there is any other exceptional beers in the Scottish Ale genre that I may be missing out on, or any other Founders offerings that I should be aware of.

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  1. Founders is a great brewery, bastard might be my favorite. I really like the breakfast stout, the ceris, and red rye as well. They basically don't make bad beer.
    I love Three Floyd's brewery, try Robert the Bruce, it's a really good scottish.

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    1. re: Shaggy

      it is very good but Shaggy's right, Robert the Bruce is un-frickin-believable.

      1. re: joypirate

        Just as another opinion: I love the Scotch/Scottish Ale category, and I actually prefer Dirty Bastard to Robert the Bruce -- have both right now and I find Robert the Bruce admirable, but hard to get through, because it's just so humongous -- thick, viscous, huge flavors. DB is much more drinkable, IMO.

        Founders' Red's Rye is one of my faves right now -- rye is vastly underused as a flavor component.

        Thumbs up to the Old Chub that Diego mentioned as well!

        1. re: LauraGrace

          The Red Rye is great, it has a nice "dry" quality to it if that makes sense. I've heard that rye is starting to gain in popularity as a beer flavor, but I haven't found a ton of them.

          1. re: Shaggy

            Try Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye, a 2IPA, if you get the chance.

            1. re: Shaggy

              Yeah, Rich-O's (a.k.a. The New Albanian) across the river from me occasionally brews a rye that's just dynamite. Spicy and super refreshing. Big fan. I'd love to see more options in that area. My only issue with Founders is that their stuff often falls into the special occasion category for me, both because of price and because they're beers you kinda have to think about.

      2. Founders Backwoods Bastard is great even though it's a Scotch ale and not a Scottish ale. I also loved the Black Biscuit, Rye Whiskey Porter, Maple Mountain Brown and Canadian Breakfast Stout. Founders is a great brewery. I agree with Shaggy, they really don't make a bad beer.

        1. Oskar Blues Old Chub is also a great Scottish style ale.