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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Inverness (5.2%). It pours clear dark amber/brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is toasty, caramel, cola, dried fruits and faint smoke. The taste is toasty, earth, wood, spice, leather, cola and plastic with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Very drying mouth-feel. A bit odd and I can’t say I enjoyed the experience!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
A nice amber color on this one. Very smooth, not very complex. Some fruit comes through on the palate, with a semi-sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2224) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
2/4/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Caramel and malt aromas. Sweet flavors with primarily caramel. Not much excitement in this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foyle (232) - Wyoming, USA - APR 19, 2014
Poured from 440ml can into pint glass Appearance: pours a frothy, vigorous eggshell head which slowly settles with some delicate lacing. Color is a clear copper with little streaming carbonation. Aroma: whole wheat bread dough, yeast, floral and earthy hops. Mouthfeel: creamy, silky and light to medium bodied with a fairly wet finish. Flavor: a distinct nuttiness combines with caramel, medium roasted barley, and some pleasant herbal/earthy bitterness. Overall: very good, but the mouthfeel is a bit unusual.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JHeath99 (900) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2014
From Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with an insanely smooth cream colored head. Aroma is malty with a grassy/pine hint. Taste is very malty. Still that grass hint, but very subtle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clarkdvm (101) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
Not sure why so poorly rated. Draft pour . Smooth. Amber. Lots of head.True wouldn’t consider a Scottish ale but still tasty

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1850) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2014
A clear golden orange pour. Big grainy malt aroma. Somewhat skunky but malty sweet nose. Smooth bodied, light caramel sweet malty. A bit skunky, tasty but mostly caramel malt sweetness with very little hops. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pretty bronze color with a tight head. Slightly skunky nose with British hops, grass, caramel. Sweet caramel flavor, grassy hops. Ok.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkoNm (481) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 29, 2014
I think I found one of my new favourite beers. Pours a clear coppery color with about a finger of two of solid just slightly off-colour head with a decent retention. The aroma is extra nice. Some malts, some fruity smell but mostly biscuity and nutty notes, easily picked up by the nose. The taste is likewise, amazing. Starts sweet and is followed by nice biscuity body, slight bitterness towards the end, and finishes with a nice spicy finish. Easily drinkable, smooth, delicious. Just great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3618) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Copper colored with a big foamy head. Smells like bitter caramel. Tastes like honey and caramel and is very bitter. Earthy finish.


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