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


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

jimmie65's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Cloudy dark amber with a thick creamy head. Caramel aroma. Both the flavor and aroma are one-note. Just tastes like canned beer. Drain pour,as far as I’m concerned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13741) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martin243 (814) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2487) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rodriguez (313) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 10, 2015
Light amber, low head retention, medium carbonation. Caramel, malty aroma and flavor, dry, crisp. A very good example of a Scottish Ale. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (569) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Nitro can. Very pretty while pouring and after. The primary taste of this is somewhere between caramel and toffee. Low hop, very smooth palate. Lovely. It isn’t an American rendition of a Scottish ale, which I think is a bit of a pastiche of the real thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (877) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2014
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown, clear, nice tan head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, nuts and grain. Taste of malts, nuts and some slight hop notes. Decent, drinkable, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HammerTroll (633) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
Clear amber color, no head. Caramel aroma, some fruitiness. Taste of caramel and dark fruits. Thin body, soft carbonation, some bitter notes. Not bad.
(Pivoljub 0,33 bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6561-20140801] Clear bottle. Toasted evergreen nuts aroma. Clear, golden amber body with a quick foamy white head. Lightly toasted bitter green leafy flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (750) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Rich, malty, dark fruits, toffee. No Hops. Appearance: Clear, copper body. Small, white head, good retention. Flavour: Medium malty, rich, bready, toffee, Light fruity, dark fruit, raisins. Ligth earthy. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, light carbonation, creamy. Overall: Great beer! 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 9C. Scottish Export 80/-

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jamesthebrit (309) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Aroma. Hazelnut. Malty. A little astringent. Like ummmmm some kind of candy. Lemon drops maybe. Looks good. Filtered. Good head. Nice amber red. A very nice looking beer. Taste is light. Subtle grape note. Peaty. Wheaty. Malty. Dry so dry. Hops.... Not really any hop note. Maybe some coming through with a subtle bitterness. Palate is dry. Smooth. Light. Overall not a bad beer. I would put it at a light beer but a good light beer. Like Bette than new castle. Scotch ale notes are subtle. Solidly ok.

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