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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle from California Heights @ home. Pours a light amber color with a white head. Nose is slightly sweet with some caramel, bread, and fruity esters. A touch buttery. The flavor is nothing to write home about either. Bread, caramel, and some butter. Light fruity esters and water.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. Light malty, some faint sweetness, toast, and light earthy notes. Not awful.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaxxDaddy (413) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours clear light brown. Aroma is grassy with some nutty notes. A bit rancid smelling as well. Taste is astringent and vaguely nutty. Not that great.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottled, US (5.2%) version. Kind of smells like pot, carbonic acid, mushroom. Slightly sweet body, corny, stale, dull. Ashy and scummy. Not so good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2298) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours an amber brown with a rich creamy head. Fair amount of malt and caramel. Have had at brewskis in Fayetteville numbers of times.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1685) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Deep amber with a reddish hue. Nose is malty sweetness, caramel covered fruit, and brown sugar. Flavor is toasted malt, caramel, butterscotch, and light fruity malt. Medium palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1068) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours an amber brown color with white head. Malt, caramel, toffee, nut and hop aromas and flavors. Medium body and caramel malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4517) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Nitro Can: Bubbled, cloudy, red-amber with a whipped nitro head. Caramel, bready aroma. Taste is malty, creamy, caramel-toffee, nutty... Slight herbal/floral bitter. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2013
I got the draught version in a can. Little to on smell. It poured wonderfully though. As I poured it into the glass the it was a creamy color and slowly settled into a dark brown clear liquid. It was almost cascading. The head it formed was creamy and lasted until I was finished with the beer but sadly the flavor was very mild. The ale was like the head creamy all the way down. It was a very interesting drink to have and I would recomend to anybody watch it be poured.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma is mildly sweet, with light caramel. Light peat. Some toast, too. Not much else. Ok. Transparent amber body with a small, cream-colored head. Starts with a fair amount of malt sweetness, before this becomes a little husky and grainy in the middle. More toastiness. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Pretty straight-forward, and not too exciting.


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