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


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RATINGS: 291   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.

foyle's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foyle (395) - Wyoming, USA - APR 19, 2014
Poured from 440ml can into pint glass Appearance: pours a frothy, vigorous eggshell head which slowly settles with some delicate lacing. Color is a clear copper with little streaming carbonation. Aroma: whole wheat bread dough, yeast, floral and earthy hops. Mouthfeel: creamy, silky and light to medium bodied with a fairly wet finish. Flavor: a distinct nuttiness combines with caramel, medium roasted barley, and some pleasant herbal/earthy bitterness. Overall: very good, but the mouthfeel is a bit unusual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chris__hartley (416) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2016
It pours clear amber; the head is off-white and dissipates quickly. The aroma has notes of: caramel, fruitcake, and cereal. The taste is lightly sweet that finishes lightly bitter. The palate is light bodied, with medium harsh carbonation; it has a medium finish. Overall, it’s not very good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portwood (191) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
Caramel, toffee, honey, sweet biscuits. Flat carbonation, medium body. Sweet toasted grain, caramel, peanuts, dry finish with a hint of smoke. (bottle bb Sept 2017)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blueshawk (412) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2016
- kastanienbraune Frabe mit geringer Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Trockenpflaumen, Brot, Nuss und etwas Honig - passende Carbonisierung - im Antrunk tritt die nussige Malzigkeit sofort bestimmend auf - Ale-typisch ist der sehr schlanke Körper - im Mittelteil wird es richtig schön erdig, verbunden mit einer leichten Hopfen- bitternis - gegen Ende finden sich alle oben beschriebenen Aromen in einem angenehmen Einklang wieder Fazit: Rundes und ausgewogenes Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (420) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle - Pours a medium to deep amber, fizzy white head. Malty, notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, maple syrup. Mild hops. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLock (107) - POLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Miedziane, żałosna piana. W aromacie orzechy i trochę żelaza. W smaku również orzechowe, gładkie i lekko kwaskawe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (799) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Can. Copper color with a creamy head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel and toffee. Light bodied with a thick creamy tongue feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (1340) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2925) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alebarasi (36) - 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

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