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

bottled
common

on tap
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2311) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 oz bottle. Brown with an off-white head. Malty and sweet with caramel, toffee, nuts and toasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oginme (42) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (239) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matt7215 (2165) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7749) - 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.

2.9
   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.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
440ml can. Amber/brown pour with small lasting off white head. Aroma is soft and malty, almost nonexistent. Flavor is light caramel and malt. Kinda boring but velvety smooth...one and done.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
orzech (48) - Resovia, POLAND - OCT 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 0.5l bottle. Skunky aroma. Clear dark amber color, lame head. Unpleasant flavor with some malty, nutty and hoppy notes saving it from being the biggest disaster ever. Strangely soapy bitter finish. Do not recommend.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (310) - - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Smell is remotely skunky with notes of sweet caramel. Flavor is almost similar to a porter or sweet stput. Pretty good.


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