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

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours clearand golden orange with a small white head. Toasted malty. Bitter and toasted malty. Bitter and toasted malty. Lingering fruity. Dry and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle at the bow... Copper... Thin tan lacing... Dull soft toffee malt nose... Soft sweet toffee dry toffee malts

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13598) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (10914) - 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 (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 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.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (5:3:5:3:10=2.6)
Same beer. This time it’s a brown bottle rather a can with a widget. Extra point just for that. Still too slimy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8536) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8493) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8039) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
2014-08-01. Crisp dark amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is mild, lightly woody and toasty malt notes. Muted overall. Flavour is sweetly malty, toasty malt, lightly bitter, mild earthy undertones. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Okay, pretty mild overall. Bottle of 5.2% version courtesy of GregClow

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7372) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, reife Früchte, leicht hopfig bitter. Geschmack sehr malzig, süß, leicht röstmalzig, fruchtig, leicht hopfig, Gewürze.


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