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


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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/1/13. 16 oz can poured into a nonic pint glass. I had to salvage this one after it fell and sprung a leak - we’ll see how it’s held up... A: Pours a orange copper color with moderate clarity. The head is a one finger heavy cream shade. In true nitro-can fashion, it retains beautifully with a wondrous texture. S: Not as muted as I come to expect from the serving style. There are lots of dark fruits, some lighter fruits, chocolate, caramel, cream, and even a touch of hops. T: The flavor profile introduces both a smoky and even a leathery dimension to things. The mustiness works pretty well with its fruity, caramel-laden flavor profile. A hint of leafy, herbal hops really finish things well. Surprisingly, it even has a bit of depth to it. M: A bit on the watery side, as expected. Despite that, there’s a good mixture of creaminess and crisp, palate-clearing dryness. The lack of carbonation fits the mouthfeel qualities well. O: This would make a good everyday drinker. It’s definitely the most interesting nitro-can beer I’ve ever had before. I wouldn’t touch the bottles, however.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chris__hartley (416) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2016
It pours clear amber; the head is off-white and dissipates quickly. The aroma has notes of: caramel, fruitcake, and cereal. The taste is lightly sweet that finishes lightly bitter. The palate is light bodied, with medium harsh carbonation; it has a medium finish. Overall, it’s not very good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portwood (190) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
Caramel, toffee, honey, sweet biscuits. Flat carbonation, medium body. Sweet toasted grain, caramel, peanuts, dry finish with a hint of smoke. (bottle bb Sept 2017)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blueshawk (406) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2016
- kastanienbraune Frabe mit geringer Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Trockenpflaumen, Brot, Nuss und etwas Honig - passende Carbonisierung - im Antrunk tritt die nussige Malzigkeit sofort bestimmend auf - Ale-typisch ist der sehr schlanke Körper - im Mittelteil wird es richtig schön erdig, verbunden mit einer leichten Hopfen- bitternis - gegen Ende finden sich alle oben beschriebenen Aromen in einem angenehmen Einklang wieder Fazit: Rundes und ausgewogenes Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (420) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle - Pours a medium to deep amber, fizzy white head. Malty, notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, maple syrup. Mild hops. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLock (107) - POLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Miedziane, żałosna piana. W aromacie orzechy i trochę żelaza. W smaku również orzechowe, gładkie i lekko kwaskawe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (797) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Can. Copper color with a creamy head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel and toffee. Light bodied with a thick creamy tongue feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (1336) - BELARUS - SEP 17, 2016
Deep copper, moderate off-white head. Toffee, caramel, nuts on nose. Similar taste. Light bitterness giving balance. Medium body. A pleasant one

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Clear deep copper with a fair light tan head. Lightly fruity, quite earthy, slightly nutty, very stark and British, a little roasted, some toffee notes; dry with a gentle bitterness and a fruity, British malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
husku (3) - POLAND - SEP 6, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 AROMA: alcohol, nuts; APPEARANCE: brown, sparkling; TASTE: light sweetness, medium bitterness; PALATE: medium body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish; OVERALL: 13/20

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alebarasi (36) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - AUG 28, 2016
Light amber-brown, whiskey-colored body. Thin head, high carbonisation. Whiskey-like grainy smell, with a hint of caramel. Easy-to-drink beer with a nice smooth flavor of nuts, caramel, smoke/roast and outmeal with a nice bittersweet butterscotch aftertaste. Great Scottish ale

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