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Belhaven Scottish Ale - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Belhaven Scottish AleBelhaven Scottish Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,694 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,694
Reviews: 822
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 40
Gots: 133 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-07-2001

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Photo of BeerMeColorado
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kraut6363
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of infinitebruner
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

January 24, 2015

500 ml bottle, English dimpled pint

A – Deep amber to copper and very high clarity. Less than an inch of soft white foam, moderate-low retention. A bit of lace remains.

S – Well-baked bread crust, with some caramel, and a touch of peat. Low hop aroma, earthy.

T – Malty-grainy-sweet, rich light caramel and a touch of toffee, with bread crust. Peat is present, low, and lingers throughout. Hops are low, a bit of floral and herbal.

M – Full-bodied, very malty, very juicy, with little impression of dryness. Not overly sweet, and almost no bitterness in the mix.

O – Very easy to drink, definitely a good example of the style. Malty-sweet with almost no hop character. Not my favorite, but a well-made beer.

Photo of DOCRW
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of batt6343
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smokinyodas
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle: there is sweet smell of malty goodness with a hint of citrusy hops. Out pours a caramel-copper colored beer with a white creamy head. There is lots of carbonation with a sticky lace that doesn’t fade. Rich toasted-smoky malts blend with a hint of nuttiness that gives way to the finishing bitterness of quality hops. This is a respectable beer that I can’t wait to try the nitro version.

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joshua_Smith
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OntheLambic
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewsed
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

That chewy maltiness slight sweetness balanced well against a slightly bitter finish, actually quite good just let down by a bit of a funky aroma :/

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnPiaskowski
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CIBoy10
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jmc181
4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Delicious! My favorite cask-style canned beer (with widget).

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris84
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nikhilshetty007
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good clear look with nice head.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.