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


on tap

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/1/13. 16 oz can poured into a nonic pint glass. I had to salvage this one after it fell and sprung a leak - well see how its held up... A: Pours a orange copper color with moderate clarity. The head is a one finger heavy cream shade. In true nitro-can fashion, it retains beautifully with a wondrous texture. S: Not as muted as I come to expect from the serving style. There are lots of dark fruits, some lighter fruits, chocolate, caramel, cream, and even a touch of hops. T: The flavor profile introduces both a smoky and even a leathery dimension to things. The mustiness works pretty well with its fruity, caramel-laden flavor profile. A hint of leafy, herbal hops really finish things well. Surprisingly, it even has a bit of depth to it. M: A bit on the watery side, as expected. Despite that, theres a good mixture of creaminess and crisp, palate-clearing dryness. The lack of carbonation fits the mouthfeel qualities well. O: This would make a good everyday drinker. Its definitely the most interesting nitro-can beer Ive ever had before. I wouldnt touch the bottles, however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12195) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle at The Fiddler. Scottish Ale tick #10, Yay! Clear amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, nutty notes, caramel, toasty notes and a little dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (231) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Pours a reddish amber with no real head. Aroma is toasty malt. Taste of sweet malt almost candyish. This beer tastes better than it smells and overall I really like this ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hrabren (1121) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 19, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Vrutak, Zagreb. Beer tasting at Brnjas place. Thanks! Clear amber, small off-white head. Slight metallic, faint malts aroma. Sweet, some whiskey-like maltiness. Light body, medium carbonation, light creamy texture, light finish. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7288) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Sampled on nitro draft at the Rivertowne Pub this beer poured a caramel brown color with a large creamy beige head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was sweetish and a bit toasty with honey, toffee and a bit of golden fruit. The flavor was sweet and malty with honey, toffee and faint golden fruit. Hint of tobacco underneath. Medium length finish. Medium body and smooth. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klukas (206) - Rijeka, CROATIA - FEB 9, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into a English pint glass. Appearance: Clear ruby/red colour; Short-lived medium head. Aroma: Malt, caramel Palate: Medium body, gentle carbonation. Taste: Caramel, toffifee, sweet, sweet bread, malt, dry finish. Overall impression: Drinkable, enjoyable, tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (875) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 6, 2017
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (3693) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2017
helder koper met beperkte getinte kraag aroma is moutig, caramel, met wat noten en aardse tonen. smaken zijn redelijk zoet, zacht, licht bitter, moutig, iets weege mouten, caramel, lage co2, matige body, iets simpel. jammer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1565) - Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Can, 5.5% Nitro. Nutty malty caramel,light,bit of raison, bit of citrus floral hop-faint. Not hoppy for American standards but duh, you would expect that. Taste is a caramel, light nut toast malt, bit of fruit raison sweetness, Slight chocolate maybe, slight roast but more nutty malty. Bit of citrus and earth. Smooth. Slight acidic tangy more in the finish. Mild but noticeable bittering with a flat(nitro) sweet taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (556) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2017
12 oz. bottle; I think I got it in some kind of sampler pack, maybe...? Roasty, malty, sweet, little bit of toffee. Wouldnt go out of my way to buy it, but its far from bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laminarman (27) - - JAN 11, 2017
Light brown or caramel color with a medium white head. Malty caramel and toasty notes on the nose. Malty round palate and smooth finish. Rather insipid and low alcohol. Meh...

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