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

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloshgator (624) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Belhaven Scottish Ale (US Version) -- What’s up with this US Version stuff? We want the beer you brew in Scotland. No detectable aroma rising from this beautiful reddish pour with a creamy white head. Taste is slightly malty but very mild. This beer is all about the mouthfeel, but that doesn’t go very far when there is no taste. It’s not a bad slug, but not real memorable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (4472) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2015
50 cl. Immediate aroma of toffee with some skunk and metal; think this one got a bit light-struck in the clear bottle. After the skunk fades I think I detect some earthy peat, toasted pecan and a bit of dark cherry. The beer is clear and has an aged-copper hue. Loose head of rocky bubbles settles to a small ring fairly quickly. Flavor is metal and skunk on the front, turning to dark cherry, walnut and earthy toffee in the middle. Lingering aftertaste of peaty caramel and toasted nut with the bitter pith is the best part of the beer. Light-medium body is smooth and watery with low carbonation and has a reasonable balance.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2015
330 ml bottle. Amber orange color. Small clingy beige head. Sweet buttery brown sugar malt nose. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft nutty toffee palate. Smooth juicy malt finish. Tasty and quaffable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle from B&M Watford 5.2%. Aroma is dinstinctive greene King yeast, burnt fudge, butterscotch and some grassy hop. Clear reddy copper coloured pour with a thin greyish cream coloured head. Flavour is thin sweet caramel water, butterscotch and sweet raisin and nutty malts.Finish has a bit of metalic note in the finish. Palate is thin and a bit watery, moderate carbonation and semi-sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5123) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Pours deep, clear copper into a thistle. Off white head recedes to mottle surface. Dusty caramel aromas. Dry with sweet caramel and vanilla front to back. Abrupt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Nutty caramel aroma. Crisp clear brown body with a mild head to start but fades fairly quick. Caramel and nut noticeable in flavor too. Mild bitterness. Has a smooth texture and has a fairly clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3588) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2015
330 ml bottle with ABV = 5.2%, served in a snifter. Pours clear ruby-amber with a small, weak head. Mild aroma features sweet malts with light, but evident, hopping. The flavor really follows the aroma. Some light sweetness at the outset transitions to a very mild bitterness in the finish. Well balanced, mild and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (18624) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at Paradiso Dupont. Clear amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is toasted caramel. Nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martin243 (970) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
2 x 330ml bottles from B&M, Gateshead, poured the first carefully into an English pint, the second was used to top up and refresh the head. First issue, and you can see from the illustration, this is not a "stunning ruby colour", and decanting it into the glass doesn’t change the rather pleasing clear deep amber body. Nice tight white head though, made for a nice looking pint. Aroma of almondbread, and rusty water. Flavour is predominantly caramel toffee with a hint of medicinal cough drop. A bit thin, slightly slick, but ultimately, disappointing: and I had hopes...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3487) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
5.2% bottle from B&M, Walsall. Clear ruby chestnut beer with medium head. Aroma of light red berries, dry leaf, malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is malts, nutty, dry leaf, toffee and hedgerow berries. Very nice.


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