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


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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Can, at home. Muted aroma, maybe a bit of sweet malts and a touch of dried fruit. Super creamy, smooth palate. The flavor is straightforward but solid. Sweet malts, mildly bitter hops. A true pub style session ale. Simple, but really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2988) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear, bright copper with a small just-off-white head. Aroma is simple but fresh and pleasant - caramel malt, slight nuttiness, mellow hops. Flavour is similarly balanced and enjoyable, with nice semi-sweet malt up front, some nut hull dryness, bit of bread crust, and a nice hoppy bite in the finish. A nice pint.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
robinvboyer (3568) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Clear amber pour, no head. Aroma of.............yup, still searching.............faint apples, wet paper, light cereals. Watery mouth feel, low carb. Finish is low on bitterness, slightly sour apple finish, wet paper, minerals. Tasted like they butchered this beer for the US market. By far the worst in the pack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2732) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours copper with a smooth velvet beige head. Aroma is light toffee and bready grain. Taste is smooth, toffee and bready malt sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (3564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 oz bottle. Brown with an off-white head. Malty and sweet with caramel, toffee, nuts and toasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oginme (54) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Clear bottle: poured a clear rich amber color with smallish off-white head. Grassy, bready malt aroma, very mild and pleasant. initial taste is light caramel, bready and slightly nutty in finish. balanced bitterness at end with a dry finish. Smooth drinking but a little over carbonated which gives a light body on the tongue. When degassed a little, it is very velvety on the tongue and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
pours a mahogany color and very clear. aroma is sweet malts, luckily not skunked, no hops and a little bit of breadiness. taste is a slight hop bitterness up front but not overpowering and ends very sweet and bready. You can pick up the sweetness in the taste as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
500ml bottle from the LCBO, belhaven gift pack. simple fruity ESB nose. light on flavour, high on carbonic acid. serviceable ESB. the worst of the 3 in the pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (9892) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2013
Deep mahogany with thick creamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel malt, dark fruit, bread. Taste is toffee malt, dark fruit, bread, peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Aromas of grassy hops, brine, some nutty malts. It looks enticing, with a perfect coppery-red color and a fluffy white head. Lots of nutty, roasted malt flavor, some peaty, smoky flavor akin to Scotch, with the hops only there for structure and a biting finish. The finish is a bit strange for me, with a sharp dried-hop bite and a lingering smoky flavor. It does have a nice, creamy mouthfeel that counters the smoky flavor.

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