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


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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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 (826) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beachmaster (236) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle into a pint glass. pours a reddish brown, with a very small khaki head that rapidly fades. Nose is caramel and malt. Taste is malty, slightly sweet, with an odd metallic finish. Average at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3170) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Now available in the UK, bottled as part of GK’s crafty range. Deep reddish brown with a thin head, dark invert sugar on the nose, plus a faint metallic musty note. Sweet and lightly roasty, with burnt sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (467) - - JUL 26, 2015
Copenhagen 26/7 2015. 33 cl bottle from Rema 1000. Lion on a shield to frighten potential invaders away. Pours clear amber with white head. Disappears quickly. Aroma is sweetish with caramel, malts and nuts. Medium carbonation. Taste follows the nose. Light sweetness. Toffee, nuts and biscuits. Almost no bitterness around. If you are into sweet biscuits and Tea this is perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (124) - GERMANY - JUL 25, 2015
Klares Rubinrot mit geringer Schaumkrone. Malzig, nussig, etwas Biskuit, süffig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
alkolas510 (877) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
Mörkbrun klar med vit skum. Doftar och smakar som de flesta engelska /skotska ale gör. Sött, maltigt med någon orenhet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witmac (11) - Rybnik, POLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Piwo o ładnej bursztynowej barwie. Piana opada dość szybko i zostaje z niej niewielki, utrzymujący się pierścień. Bardzo ładny aromat owoców (głównie brzoskwinie i rodzynki). W smaku wyczuwalne delikatne palone nuty, karmel i głównie owoce. Samo piwo wydaje się dość lekkie i przyjemne. Goryczka niska, Wysycenie średnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arn8897 (147) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Nitro tap at Trinity Irish Pub West Chester Ohio. Pours a clear copper color. Aromas of, caramel, leather and vanilla. Taste the same with some malty sweetness. Not bad but didn’t wow me. Lots of lacing in the glass. Light medium mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some fruitiness, caramel and flour. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel,nuts and bread. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, and hint of bread. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, caramel and bready finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15382) - 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

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