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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. An almost clear one, copper colored and with a small, off-white head. The aroma is quite malty, in a nice way, with some toffee and prunes. Not much hoppyness kicking in. It’s smooth, full-bodied and semi-sweet on the palate, wtih roasted notes, toffee, prunes, raisins and some bitterness in the flavor. Long finish on the malty side, with quite a lot of dried fruits. Decent indeed, but a tad boring I think. 150711

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlinyDad1952 (112) - - JUL 9, 2015
HAY GUYS TODAY IM SAMPLEING A CLASSIC SCOTLAND ALE. BELL HAVEN’S SCOTLAND IS A LONG TRADITION OF DARK MALTY, BEERS WHAT TASTE LIKE FRUITS AND SPICE UNEQUE TO THAT STYLE. ITS HEAVY ALMOST LIKE LAGERS BUTT THE SCOTLAND ALE IS NOT. SOME BREWERY’S IN AMERICA STARTED EXPIRIMENT SCOTLAND’S. GOOD STYLE OF (CRAFT BEER) (BUT THEY’RE HAVE LONG WAY FROM PLINY (THE BEST BEER EVER)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (815) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Aroma: caramel, earthy, nuts, Appearance: clear, amber, off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Nice.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (1329) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Very light malty smell, taste is watery and poor...bleh..nothing good on this one...one dimensional malty

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
indrekr (385) - ESTONIA - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma: bread, roasty, raisin, dry plum. Appearance: amber, clear, white foam, minimal head. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, thin creamy feel, finish missing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Clear bronze pour, quick white head. Nose is deep malt, a little smoke. More sweet than bitter. Middle is dark fruit, medium kilned malt, touch of peat. Finish comes back dry and lingering. That’ll do pig.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
This beer is distinguished by a pleasant malt taste. It is a little under-hopped, but its nice malt taste is worth the price. It is a nice amber color with a good head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
330ml bottle from a local B&M bargains: nice to see the 5.2% version here in the UK especially at such a low price. Anyway this live rate is taking place on 16th June 2015: I poured the bottle into a Westmalle Chalice at home with the dog at my feet. Autumnal ruddy brown with a red hue to the body, the off white head had disappeared by the time I finished writing about it: only a wisp and collar left already. Malty nose and a malty sweet flavour. The malty molasses rule the whole show although this is not sickly or over sweet, just that they dominate the hop content throughout. Smooth body feel and a delight for my sweet tooth, just wish the head could have stayed around. I do like to sit and stare at my beer before attacking it and a lack of head retention always lets a beer down in my opinion.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotaman14 (561) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2015
5.2% version from a supermarket. Clear brown body, off-white head. Weak bready aroma. Taste is medium bitter, malty. Medium body, lively carbonation. Decent, but nothing mind-blowing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Taste is caramel, pure and simple. Not much else there. Tastes like one of those caramel hard candies, but not as strong.


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