Belhaven Scottish Ale - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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Reviews by Beric:
3.48/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Serving: Clear bottle poured into footed pilsner glass
Served: 6 June 2013
Appearance: Deep caramel, copper color with hints of red-gold thrown in for good measure. Nice two finger head that slowly collapses into just a ring of small, cream colored froth around the edges. Nice streams of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Immediately after opening the bottle, you could smell the skunkiness (clear bottle). Thankfully this dissipated quickly, to reveal a smell that was malty with just the faintest hint of hops.
Taste: Tastes decent- very malty. It has a lighter malty taste than say, a Doppelbock, but the overall malt profile, in my opinion, is similar between the two styles. Not the biggest fan of Doppelbock, but this less intense caramelized malt taste is much better. Just the faintest hop presence, as obviously this is not a hoppy style by nature.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat watery, but the carbonation makes it nice and refreshing. Small bubbles lead to a good medium overall carbonation.
Overall: Overall a good beer. I like malty beers, but more roasted malts (i.e. in porters, stouts) than this kind of stuff. The very skunky smell originally present leads to the biggest downgrade in rating. Probably much better from a can.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2013 22:12:36 | More by Beric
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I think I found one of my new favourite beers.
Pours a clear coppery color with about a finger of two of solid just slightly off-colour head with a decent retention.
The aroma is extra nice. Some malts, some fruity smell but mostly biscuity and nutty notes, easily picked up by the nose.
The taste is likewise, amazing. Starts sweet and is followed by nice biscuity body, slight bitterness towards the end, and finishes with a nice spicy finish.
Easily drinkable, smooth, delicious. Just great.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 11:49:15 | More by MarkoNm
3.25/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Belhaven Scottish Ale brewed by Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.This brew pours out dark amber color or light brown. With 3 shades of brown as the brew sits.It like this brew has 2 heads one fades away. The head is thick, creamy, and white. The smell is rich with flavor. I smell
tobacco and raisins. I'm not saying that is a bad thing. The taste is sweet- but bitter. Nothing overpowering ,but it has a bitter aftertaste. This brew is something I would get again if I was having a nice dinner. I'm giving this brew a 3.75 out of 5.
Serving type: nitro-can
03-17-2014 03:35:42 | More by nicholas2121
Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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