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

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RATINGS: 157   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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1312) - Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Reddish Brown. Very small white head. Earthy hop aroma, a bit skunkyish, a little nutty, some dried fruit. Tastes better than it smells. Flavor is sweet and malty, a little nutty, some dryness in finish, solid bitterness. Fairly smooth, medium body. Decent but not a favorite.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarinEvelyn (579) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013
strong smell as soon as the beer is opened. Like a really strong beer burp. After the burp subsided, I could smell malts and deep, dried fruit. Nice auburn, ruby color. Little to no head. Slight liquor taste. malt. nutty. Occassionally I taste something a little lighter, possibly fruity. Sometimes it leaves a bit of an old taste in my mouth. A very interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/1/13. 16 oz can poured into a nonic pint glass. I had to salvage this one after it fell and sprung a leak - we’ll see how it’s held up... A: Pours a orange copper color with moderate clarity. The head is a one finger heavy cream shade. In true nitro-can fashion, it retains beautifully with a wondrous texture. S: Not as muted as I come to expect from the serving style. There are lots of dark fruits, some lighter fruits, chocolate, caramel, cream, and even a touch of hops. T: The flavor profile introduces both a smoky and even a leathery dimension to things. The mustiness works pretty well with its fruity, caramel-laden flavor profile. A hint of leafy, herbal hops really finish things well. Surprisingly, it even has a bit of depth to it. M: A bit on the watery side, as expected. Despite that, there’s a good mixture of creaminess and crisp, palate-clearing dryness. The lack of carbonation fits the mouthfeel qualities well. O: This would make a good everyday drinker. It’s definitely the most interesting nitro-can beer I’ve ever had before. I wouldn’t touch the bottles, however.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tbopslt (350) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Dark brown clear pour. Quarter inch unimpressive head. Slight malty aroma. Light, malt start followed by full and unpleasant aftertaste. Terrible scottish ale

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6248) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Barley and Hops. US version 5.2%. Pours a clear copper color with a large beige head. A sweet nutty and malty nose. A dry yeasty, caramel and massive earthy malt flavor. Some metal and coco-cola. Very nice. I’ve always liked this style.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Cloudy dark amber with a thick creamy head. Caramel aroma. Both the flavor and aroma are one-note. Just tastes like canned beer. Drain pour,as far as I’m concerned.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (216) - - FEB 22, 2013
Pretty good beer. Golden amber color, sweet malt, caramel and butterscotch aroma. Pretty smooth.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
demmbonz (572) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Turrible. No idea if this might be a decent brew, as it is bottled in clear glass, and therefore skunky.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tac (127) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Pours thick creamy head, dark amber color. Aroma of malt, some caramel and butter (butterscotch). Taste of some balanced sweetness and earthy bitterness.

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.


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