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

bottled
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RATINGS: 285   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.


ajmkendrick's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2013
This beer has a nice amber hue with an off white head. It has a slightly sweet malty aroma which I enjoyed. It is pretty light and easy to drink. Oddly there’s a bit of a herbal hoppy flavor, not at the front or back, but in the middle of the palate. I loved the taste and aroma of this beer; this is a 4 star beer if it has just a little more body. It is a little lighter than I prefer so I deducted half a star.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (1266) - BELARUS - SEP 17, 2016
Deep copper, moderate off-white head. Toffee, caramel, nuts on nose. Similar taste. Light bitterness giving balance. Medium body. A pleasant one

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Clear deep copper with a fair light tan head. Lightly fruity, quite earthy, slightly nutty, very stark and British, a little roasted, some toffee notes; dry with a gentle bitterness and a fruity, British malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
husku (3) - POLAND - SEP 6, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 AROMA: alcohol, nuts; APPEARANCE: brown, sparkling; TASTE: light sweetness, medium bitterness; PALATE: medium body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish; OVERALL: 13/20

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alebarasi (20) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - AUG 28, 2016
Light amber-brown, whiskey-colored body. Thin head, high carbonisation. Whiskey-like grainy smell, with a hint of caramel. Easy-to-drink beer with a nice smooth flavor of nuts, caramel, smoke/roast and outmeal with a nice bittersweet butterscotch aftertaste. Great Scottish ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sumo234 (32) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - AUG 28, 2016
Pours an amber brown color with white head. Light nutty aroma. Flavor is sweet with light bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (3011) - 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 (2108) - 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 (26) - 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 (1470) - 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.


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