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

bottled
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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottle, US export version
Malty and hoppy, we at Belhaven love the classic Scottish Ale and weve 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.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5886) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Rated la 27.02.2016.

nitro can. Reddish clear. Malty, smooth red old leafy nose. Med bodied, soft, bit creamy. Bit weakly flavoured, red berry malty. Dunno, feels too drinkable.

-- bb

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5840) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 29, 2016
I like this. A little sweetness, some of that cask mouthfeel. Been awhile since I had one of these. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (469) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Pours a very pretty clear copper color. One to two fingers beige head. Good lacing, good retention.

Aroma is very malty but not so biscuity. Pretty nutty nose. Also theres some sort of fruit, or maybe its floral hops.

Taste is a little bland. Sweet and malty, like in the marzen category. But then its just nutty enough to observe the nuttiness. It is very smooth. Well balanced, it seems like it should be a little bitter, but its not.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Theres a soft carbonation that I find interesting. Very smooth and balanced. Easy drinking, but I dunno about how sessionable it would be.

Overall, I like it. Its not amazing. One to enjoy while winding down. Maybe a touch more carbonation would be good. Id drink it, buy it again.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Obfuscate (525) - Minneapolis, - JAN 28, 2016
Draught can. Sets up nicely. A bit of off funky spice and heavier malt. Get the creaminess from the nitro widget. Meh, not good couldnt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Rich malty and earthy aromas come from this clear Amber red brew with virtually no head. The flavor is very sweet with a slight bitter earthy flavor turning into a slight buttery or toffee flavor into the aftertaste. This medium booed brew screams Scotland and is a decent buy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2530) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop Downtown. Pours clear brown with a small off-white head. Smells of wet dog, glue, caramel malts. Taste is roasted nuts, caramel, light raisin. OK, but not creative.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (4538) - Holbk, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet and bitter, quite dry. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
danfontaine (41) - - MAR 2, 2016
Aroma- sweet malts, hazelnut, tootsie roll, no hop Appearance- dark cooper to light brown, 25ish, quick white head Flavor- toasty, sweet malts, little hop to balance Mouthfeel- medium to med-full bodied, normal carbonation Overall- nice beer. Im a sucker for a malty brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1929) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2017 Feb 2016: 7,5,8,4,17 = 4.1, a draft pint at Ciceros, served on nitro gas. On nitro!!! 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. Dec 2016 UPDATE: Ive tasted the regular bottled version several times and must change my assessment. Bland, mushy, oxidized, no good malt nor hop nor yeast notes whatsoever. Just oversweet, metallic, and all-around too mass-produced Greene Kingish. Ive no idea how the draft version tastes SO much better, it cant be just the nitrogen gas.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1523) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours a clear mahogany brown with a frothy off white head. Malty aroma of raisins and plum. Predominantly malt at the start it quickly gives way to a hop presence which dries the palate more so than adding bitterness. Well balanced. A classic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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