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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: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
robinsong33 (4) - - JUL 12, 2013 does not count
Very sweet malty flavor with very little hops or carbonation. Fairly bland for a Scottish ale

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (2009) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2013
500ml can. Dark copper, mid-brown color. Medium size, strong head, stays. Mild chocolate, cocoa powder in aroma. Very weak aroma, almost none. Sweet, malty, very mild chocolate in flavor. Bit watery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle shared by Peter Bognar. Aroma plain caramel and metallic. Clear deep amber colour. Taste is again caramel sweetness, plain, almost no flavour. Ambiguous bitterness. Not much to say. Finish is plain bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
docsteigs (500) - Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Smells malty with a little skunk underneith. Taste is malty, mildly nutty, smooth. OK beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (514) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is earthy and slightly toast. Taste follows nose.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Claymeister (69) - USA - MAY 27, 2013
Reddish brown in color. Aroma was unremarkable. Skunky taste and oily. Finish was unpleasant. I strongly disliked this beer and cannot recommend this beer at all. I will not have it again.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kevinator (716) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Not good and what did I just run over? First mistake was that I mistook this US Version for the Scottish/Export Version. I guess someone in their infinite wisdom decided that sending a beer in a clear bottle across seas was a good idea. This was my second mistake as I’m sure the canned version was better. As with my previous experience with their Wee Heavy, skunkiness dominated all aromas. It disappated slightly in the glass near the end to reveal a mild malty sweetness. Color was a light copper with a small head. The palate was light without much substance, carbonation slightly below average. Again, the flavors were hard to distinguish through the aroma but traditional Scottish malts and yeast were present with carmelization and little to no hops. This one needed help.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
partchapol (43) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Aroma, appearance, smoothness are good but it taste lighter even than English tea......

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (897) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2013
When poured from the draught can, the aroma was subtle with hints of toasted and nutty malts and sweet bread yeast, and the appearance combined a copper color with a nitro head that builds slowly from bubbles into a pillowy, creamy off-white foam. The taste is mildly sour, slightly sweet, and a touch bitter; also, the palate combines a medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, and an abrupt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 13, 2013
As much as I wanted to love this ale I found it unremarkable. A bit thin, and I think that there was some deterioration due to light.


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