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

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5612) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, wood. Flavor is malt, nutty, caramel, grass. Medium body, lively carbonation. 130714

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle, from Tesco, Kirkwall. Amber gold, thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Biscuits and caramel with a hint of peppery spiciness in the nose. Full bodied and malty sweet in the mouth with hints of burnt toast and a gentle earthy hop bitterness, lingering toffee sweetness and peppery hop bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1977) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On nitro at PreFunk. Velvety smooth, mellow caramel and butter, creamy head. Easy to drink and tasty too

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artyom (418) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUN 22, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark copper color. Nutty, spicy, caramel, malty and toasted aroma. Taste is sweet with toasted malt and some hoppy spiciness. Medium bodied. Overall it’s really great and complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1385) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a decent head and spotty laving. Aroma of malt, nuts and bit of citrus. Taste of malt, caramel, bit of fruit and nut. Mild bitterness and a finish that is quite dry. Medium body, smooth snd creamy. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle, 5.2%. Spicy and nutty aroma. Clear chestnut colour. Good stable creamy off-white head. The flavour is a lot like the aroma. Spicy hop flavour, some nut, faintly sweet. Actually a lot like a not-so-sweet hvidtøl.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2890) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear darkish amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast and hops, with touches of malt and metal. Sweetish, malty flavour, with notes of fruit and caramel, and heavy touches of yeast and nuts. Sweet-sourish and slightly rough aftertaste. OK.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PLundsgaard (376) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
Belhaven Scottich Ale "Rich Nutty Smooth" den har en flot farve en god duft men et lavt skum smagen er til den bitre side ellers en god øl

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2014
(bottle, 33cl, 5.2% abv) Clear, dark amber colour with a short and off-white foamy head. Mildly bready toast-malty aroma with a whiff of caramel, as well as grassy and subtle fruity hops. Slightly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly toasted malt character with notes of caramel, bread and black tea; dry-ish, mildly bitter-sweet finish with fruity and slightly grassy hops. 10.VI.14

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kacyper (233) - Lublin, POLAND - JUN 2, 2014
330 ml, bottle. Aromaty chmielowe, łodygowe, trawiaste trochę popielniczki. Kolor bursztynowy, klarowne. Goryczka niska do średniej. W smaku słodowe z lekkim chmielem.


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