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


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RATINGS: 290   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rodriguez (357) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 10, 2015
Light amber, low head retention, medium carbonation. Caramel, malty aroma and flavor, dry, crisp. A very good example of a Scottish Ale. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkoNm (2386) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 29, 2014
I think I found one of my new favourite beers. Pours a clear coppery color with about a finger of two of solid just slightly off-colour head with a decent retention. The aroma is extra nice. Some malts, some fruity smell but mostly biscuity and nutty notes, easily picked up by the nose. The taste is likewise, amazing. Starts sweet and is followed by nice biscuity body, slight bitterness towards the end, and finishes with a nice spicy finish. Easily drinkable, smooth, delicious. Just great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1290) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Rich, malty, dark fruits, toffee. No Hops. Appearance: Clear, copper body. Small, white head, good retention. Flavour: Medium malty, rich, bready, toffee, Light fruity, dark fruit, raisins. Ligth earthy. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, light carbonation, creamy. Overall: Great beer! 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 9C. Scottish Export 80/-

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (387) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2015
What a treat. Deep amber pour with thin off-white head. Smells of toast, fresh baked bread, and caramelizing sugar. Nose translates directly to tastes. Some nutty flavor joins the caramel, but finishes so cleanly with barely a residual sweetness lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliderider (4) - - APR 20, 2013 does not count
Straight from 12oz. bottle Beautiful red-copper color, like new pennies used to look. Aroma of faint citrus. Citrus aroma carries over to palate when drinking. Very clean taste with nothing that shouldn’t be there. Single finger head reforms with every sip from bottle and stays around a while before dissipating. Very refreshing. Like many European brews, the alcohol content is higher in the US than what they sell at home but still a good session beer. I was quite surprised by this. I will be looking to try other Scottish Ales if they are all like this. Packaging is very attractive, it was what drew my attention to it originally after all. Bottle shape is unique, label and carrier art fit with the beer perfectly. A brew that stands out from the crowd in every respect but a little pricey. Cost me $10.49 for a six of 12oz bottles but worth every penny. I’ll be trying this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tac (157) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Pours thick creamy head, dark amber color. Aroma of malt, some caramel and butter (butterscotch). Taste of some balanced sweetness and earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arthaey (17) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Had a can with a nitro widget. Poured very pretty, amber colored at the bottom, nitro bubbles moving down in a dark tan color, and a very fine creamy head on top. Aroma is solid but unremarkable. Taste is sweet and surprisingly fruity for a Scottish ale, but in a good way. Would definitely order again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artyom (997) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUN 22, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark copper color. Nutty, spicy, caramel, malty and toasted aroma. Taste is sweet with toasted malt and some hoppy spiciness. Medium bodied. Overall it’s really great and complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MalpaBezAmbicji (17) - - DEC 9, 2014
Very malty aroma: nuts, caramel, biscuit. Really enjoyable. The beer is reddish amber, clear and a little bit sparkling. Head is ok: white, but doesn’t last for too long. It’s very sweet with a little addition of hops’s flavour. Very soft, balanced taste with a subtle bitterness. Carbonation is lively but not excessive. I love it :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Draft pint at Cicero’s, served on nitro gas. On nitro, guys!!! Absolutely gorgeous appearance: crystal-clear reddish amber with compact, sudsy peach foam, everlasting with nice lacing left behind. Low but pleasant aroma, fuller flavour, both aroma and flavour dominated by complex malt sweetness, just a faint bitter balance of Fuggly UK type hops (earthy, floral). Grainy, biscuity, bready, caramel, toffee, molasses. Ripe fruit esters, hint of black pepper phenol. Low carbonation. Smooth, smooth, smooth mouthfeel, medium-full bodied and round, super malty but finishes surprisingly dry. No harshness nor heat hor astringency whatsoever, smooth as can be to the very end. Delicious.

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