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


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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle at the bow... Copper... Thin tan lacing... Dull soft toffee malt nose... Soft sweet toffee dry toffee malts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (17263) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16518) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15296) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2015
KRS 110715. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, caramel, dried fruits, bread. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours copper with a small off-white head. Toffee aroma. Med body or nearly. Flavor is fruit and toffee. Rather clean tasting. Maybe a bit of spice after awhile. It is malty, but there’s balancing bitterness. Glad I finally did it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (14021) - 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.

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