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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Scottish Ale
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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bottle, US export version
Malty and hoppy, we at Belhaven love the classic Scottish Ale and we’ve been brewing it longer than any of the other beers we produce. Delivering a sweet, smooth and creamy finish, Scottish Ale has a stunning ruby colour in the glass. Magic.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours light brown with red hue and medium off white head. Decent lacing. Aromas of sweet malts, butter, and caramel. Mild sour citrus notes. Taste is much of the same with a much richer malt flavor than expected. Mild earthy hop flavors as well. Finish is semi sweet and a little slick.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1912) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2013
16 oz. nitro can to my Surly English Pint glass. Pours hazy amber with a creamy sudsy off white head that slowly fades to a creamy film and little lacing. Aroma has caramel malt some fruitiness and soft earthy hops. Taste is creamy smooth malt with nice subtle sweetness and smooth bitterness which is calm and fruity with earthy overtones. Palate is medium to full with a creamy smooth feel and finish. Easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Deep but mostly clear red-brown with small off white head. Ok if unexciting aroma of lightly sweet malt. Medium body. Flavor is on the sweet side but not too much. Caramel malt flavor. Dry hop background which is not prominent. On the subtle side but good drinkability.

2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stevesie (324) - - JAN 25, 2013
Pint can to pint glass. Pours a cloudy, deep copper with a solid finger of frothy, ivory head. Some clusters of tiny bubbles clinging to the top and bottom of glass. Looks like a lighter version of Guinness. Nothing in the nose. Creamy mouthfeel with a little roasted booziness at the end. Short, relatively clean finish. Nothing really going on here; but at the same time, very easy to drink. Very mild for a Scottish ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Hazy copper with white head. Aroma of citrus and feet. Taste is musty and a little bitter. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1486) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2013
I am rating the newly listed US version, which is not the old mellow 3.9% stuff I enjoyed years ago when it still imported. This stuff is somwhat stronger, with more fuel in the nose, along with Greene King’s signature butterscotch and peat aromas. It’s light clear copper and still. It has a long sweet flavor and dry malty, semibitter finish. Kinda soapy. This last part is reminscent of the original. Moderately thick body, like an ESB-version of a strong, malty English ale. Will have to go to Scotland to try the old world stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Nitro draft to pint. Looks good; a creamy orange with light beige head that clears as it settles. Smells of butterscotch and a hint of smoke.Tastes like it smells with a nice, creamy finish. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (3224) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Dość średnie piwo, a po amerykańskiej wersji spodziewałem się czegoś znacznie lepszego. Wersja europejska także jest smaczniejsza i to nawet mimo mniejszego woltarzu. Trochę zmieniona etykieta no i butelka diametralnie się zmieniła i to na gorsze.


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