GarrettB (1057) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 18th, 2012 - There’s Scotch ales, and then there’s Scottish ales, and the two are very different beasts. The Scotch Ale is one of my favorite styles. The Belhave Scottish Ale is more simply a bitter/ESB, with a traceable heritage and a touch of nationalist pride. The body is deep and amber, with a lens like clarity, and some healthy lacing on the glass walls. From the nose I detect lightly roasted pistachios, salt, and the fresh crispness of a pale lager, with a squeeze lime somewhere in the nose giving this two-dimensional beer a little extra buoyancy and bounce. Touches of malt and rye appear around the edges of the smell, but are pushed to the side. They reappear with more vigor in the flavor, where this ale delivers a medium dose of toffee, itself mild and soft on the palate. Peanuts and honey glaze offer a different key on the same nutty melody, and while this is a distinctly British beer in that appreciable ESB kind of way, it has these strange tropical touches and depth of flavor that seem fleeting, but nice.
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours light brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, smokey, Carmel. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Spab (2459) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml clear bottle from LCBO (part of Brewery Collection mix pack). Pours a clear amber colour with quickly disappearing off-white head. Aroma is musty caramel with some fruit and herbal bitterness. Flavour has caramel and fruity malt with a curious mustiness and a light herbal bitterness. Minimal carbonation. Ok.
Borresteijn (4792) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap at The Harbourlights, Noordwijk. Clear ruby amber colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, confit fruits, hint of smoke and toast. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel, confit fruit, nice smokey touch, tobacco, decent bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied, good mouthfeel for such a low ABV beer. Good.
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice smoky ale. Aroma is a mild hop and malt balance. Appearance is a distinct reddish golden color, deep. The taste is medium hoppiness with a distinct smoked malt flavor. A very pleasant ale.
derBreslauer (133) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice crystal clear brown body with also nice and thick beige head. Aroma is mostly malty, but hops are well noticeable. Tastes very full bodied, malty and has medium bitter finish. Good ale.
mike5326 (942) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can. Clear caramel color, medium white creamy head. Scotch and hops aroma. Light creamy body with a slight scotch flavor and a real smooth finish.
kidobutai (383) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a draught can. Great head. Very creamy. Dark amber but still translucent. Not too bitter, some hoppiness.
Luvystypotables (704) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a bit like skunk musk, a dark copper colour, balanced taste, a bit sweet, slight undertone of peat. Finish is a bit watery and has a hint of scotch in the palate.
MichaelAwesome (4314) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I really thought this one would be a classy and classic British beer experience. Well, it turned out to be a massive disappointment. A watery, slightly bitter beer with smoky hints is just not the right one for my tongue. Drinkable - nothing else.