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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Modularman's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modularman (132) - - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle, aroma is skunky, appearance is dark brown, taste is malt and cream with a sweet finish, really like this one.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2986) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 25, 2016
16oz Can. Explodes and fizzes all over the table upon opening after a couple days of sitting in a walk in cooler. Pours into glass a rich sienna color with a thin veil of eggshell foam. Nose is graham cracker, toasted grain, roasted peanuts and honey. Carbonation is flat and watery... I think something went wrong with their widget. Palate follows the nose with soft sweet toasted grain, nutty malt and a lingering smooth honey flavor. Meh, doesn’t make my Scottish heritage proud.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2061) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Nitro. Dark amber. Thick creamy head. Malty. Sweet. Delicious. Shared w joe at Pint Pot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desolat (25) - ChongQing, CHINA - AUG 15, 2016
AROMA-Medium high complex malt aroma, bready, caramel, toasty, biscuit, toffee. Light sweet fruit. APPEARANCE-Copper. Very clear. FLAVOR-High malty sweet, bready, caramel, toasty. Sweet fruit. Bitterness is medium-low. Balance is very malty. Finish is rich malty. Aftertaste is complex malty sweet. MOUTHFEEL-Medium body ,smooth. Medium carbonbation. OVERALL-Excellent. Sweety, malty and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hinez57 (237) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 11, 2016
I’m a big fan of the style and this one hits all the right notes, though "magic" might be a stretch. Nose is odd, though not off putting, hint of mildewish aroma/mushroom, malty, slightly earthy (suspected source of mildew input), caramel, treacle. Hints of esters, phenols appropriate for style. Beautiful deep golden, crystal clear, low dense head, no lacing. Taste reflects aroma but without any hint of off flavor, more bready/grainy than nose, sweetness comes through, mildly grassy in a pleasant way. Palate is perfect! Viscosity is medium, very low cask-like carbonation, very dry finish for style, highly drinkable. Overall a joy to drink, the yeast and phenols scream scottish ale. Straightforward yet complex, the best of what session beers or daily drinkers are all about!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (1426) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2016
11.2 fl oz botttle, blue/white label, 5.2% abv. Clear dark golden in the glass, smallest head. Malt with some sweetness on the nose, low hop in the background. Taste starts malty, low sweetness in the second row, low but increasing bitterness. Fruity background, getting more toasted malt. Dry hop and grain in the background of the second part. Smooth and easy to drink. Okay.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gpekar (490) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Poured a crystal clear dark red copper with a tall foamy light beige head. There were a lot of carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. The head reduced to just a film rather quickly taking away from the beer appearance. The color was great. The aroma was very mild. Hints of caramel malt, light nuttiness and some earthiness. The beer was very smooth from start to finish. The texture was slightly creamy. The flavor had a slight bit of sweetness and just a hint of nuttiness and a touch of hops. Nothing stood out with this one other than it was very smooth, had a mellow flavor and easy drinking

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SanfordBrewer (1478) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Translucent deep copper with foamy beige head. Medium-full body with moderately high carbonation.

Aroma: tart minerality, bread crust, crystal malt, musty or dirty sock note which could be from challenger hops.

Taste: sweet caramel malt, leafy hops, some fruity yeast esters, same sharp/odd butyric/sock character that showed in the aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
themightyjag (425) - - JUL 22, 2016
330ml bottle from Aldi. Thin white head disappears quickly, barely any lacing. Clear dark amber body. Rich malty nose, dark fruits, toffee. Flavour is caramel, earthy hops, spice on the finish. Light carbonation, decent mouthfeel, clean finish. Standard Scottish ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Szopeen (301) - Toruń, POLAND - JUN 23, 2016
Barwa bursztynowa, idealnie klarowne, piana niezbyt obfita. Piwo przede wszystkim słodowe, karmelowe, z lekkim miodowym posmakiem, nawet pijalne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1134) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 25, 2016
Medium amber color with off-white head. Aroma is really malt forward with nice caramel and dark sugar. Taste follows malt forward, definitely on the sweet side with a dark sugar note but also slightly hoppy and bitter on the finish, just to balance everything out. Body is quite light with the right amount of carbonation. Overall it’s an easy drinking, malt forward beer.


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