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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle at the bow... Copper... Thin tan lacing... Dull soft toffee malt nose... Soft sweet toffee dry toffee malts

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle from California Heights @ home. Pours a light amber color with a white head. Nose is slightly sweet with some caramel, bread, and fruity esters. A touch buttery. The flavor is nothing to write home about either. Bread, caramel, and some butter. Light fruity esters and water.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (8551) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
500ml can (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Wooly aroma. Darm orange, widget head - splashed all over my hands as I opened the can - docking it a point for that. Mashy wooly taste, sweet. Bland and dead, but inoffensive.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (7928) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Half liter clear bottle from Harris Teeter Barracks Charlottesville, opened 11/19/13. Pours a clear red-amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Caramel and tea aromas behind a heavy mask of skunkiness. The taste is caramel malts, earthy hops, mild raisin and chocolate. Medium bodied. 50th Scottish ale!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7088) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2013
Deep mahogany with thick creamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel malt, dark fruit, bread. Taste is toffee malt, dark fruit, bread, peat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pretty bronze color with a tight head. Slightly skunky nose with British hops, grass, caramel. Sweet caramel flavor, grassy hops. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Mild aroma of sweet bready malt, fruit, light vegetal notes and light grassy hops -- decent. Flavour of bready caramel malt, fruit, nuts and light grassy hops. Short, light bitter finish. Average bodied. Average beer, there’s nothing bad it’s just a bit dull.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. Light malty, some faint sweetness, toast, and light earthy notes. Not awful.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Barley and Hops. US version 5.2%. Pours a clear copper color with a large beige head. A sweet nutty and malty nose. A dry yeasty, caramel and massive earthy malt flavor. Some metal and coco-cola. Very nice. I’ve always liked this style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle shared with Ken and Linh. Pours a clear copper body with light white lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet malt, toffee, caramel and grain.


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