Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Scotch Ale
Leuven, Belgium
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holy (837) - - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle brought from Belgium by a colleague at work... Tasty beer - very mild on the scotch, which makes it easier to drink...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (5166) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
One of those old school Scotch ales in Belgium which are still effectively labelled as such, but Im not sure this is still made since CTS is back in town... This was a dark brown beer with ruby hue, off-white head and a rather thin body, grainy and a bit metallic and otherwise overwhelmed by candi sugar sweetness from beginning to end; corn is clearly applied here. Finish was a bit dry but not enough to prevent the sugary sweetness from cloying. Like so many other old school Belgian beers that are nearly forgotten, this was simple and thin, a bit boring perhaps, but in all more interesting than many other AB InBev products. Had an old fashioned feel to it, arousing the amateur of Belgian beer history in me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (19863) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein dunkel rtlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch rstmalzig s, fruchtig. Geschmack fruchtig, rstmalzig, dunkle Frchte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - AUG 26, 2013
Shared a 25 cl bottle from the local supermarket. It pours a brownish dark red colour with a thick and tan head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Flavour is sweet, bitter and sour at different times and at the same time. Nice!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
poech73 (400) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013
Bouteille de 25cl @ Malcoms Bires rouge-rubis-sombre au col pais et lger, au nez aromatique, amertume lgre agrmente deffluves de rglisse. En bouche, rondeur moelleuse et sucre. La rglisse arrive en final lamertume est lgre. Got de caramel, court en bouche. Onctueuse et lgre. Bref, passable, quoi

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (5551) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 22, 2013
At De Lantaarn, Leuven. Poured a daaark red, almost blackish, with an off white head. Sweet malty nose, plums, creamy, sweet plum taste. Simple, kinda nice, but again, nothing too wild, nothing too special. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
This is a review of a brown 25cl bottle, best before 02 Oct 2008, drank on a cold and very wet Jan evening 2008, in Shropshire England. Poured into one of my Gordons thistle shaped glasses, well it is a Scotch Ale. It looks grand, a clear and deep ruby red body with a full light brown foaming head. The head soon however fell away. The aroma was of raisins and slightly burnt malty biscuits, very interesting. The flavours were interesting too, again raisins, but this time soaked in alcohol with plums (not a plumb weight), the malty biscuit smell is transfered into a sweeter burnt caramel taste. The beer is a little to carbonated for me and the alcohol tang fills the mouth in the aftertaste a little to much, otherwise it is fine. If the head had stayed and the beer wasnt so fizzy I would have scored this really high. The alcohol doesnt have enough body to work with, it isnt watery but it just doesnt sit right, good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (6362) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
Dark mahogany brown. Malt aroma, slightly metallic. Very rich, creamy malty flavour. Caramel sweetness. Alcohol balances the sweetness well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
From Backlog

head: Small, foamy , off white
Colour: Dark brown
Smell: malty, irony, skunky, grainy, sweet/bitter
Taste: not that bad but just not my cup of tea ... better scotch ales out there. ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2012
250ml. Pours chestnut with a low, fine, unbudging beige head. Attractive, mushy aroma; fig and muscovado-sprinkled dried fruits; a sweet, saline note like cooked mussel meat; bittering herbs (fenugreek), battered sausage (pronounced). Its probably all sugar-derived. Flavour is slick and fruity with peppery alcohol, ground Indian seeds, dessicated coconut, figgy notes- rich, drinkable and sneakingly complex. Can feel the alcohol on the tongue but not in the flavour. A minor beauty. And something of a surprise. If its one of the most disgusting beers youve ever had, drink more beers. A world of disappointment awaits.

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