Belhaven Scottish Ale - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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Reviews by fank2788:
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle served in a pint glass
In the glass this beer is a bright, clear, brassy red copper color with a thin off white head that doesn't really do much of anything. The smell is full bready caramel grain a bit a floral hops and a fair dose of diacetyl. The taste is upfront graininess, fairly buttery sweet with a definite hop bite that is more floral spice than stinging bitterness. Underneath there may be a bit of husk or burnt grain maybe even slightly smokey, but it is subtle. The finish is a touch sweet followed by a quick drying bitterness. The mouthfeel is pretty light and tingly maybe a bit thin? While I feel that this is a good example of the style and overall a good beer it doesn't really strike me as being great, I'd recommend it to fans of the style or English/Scottish/Irish beer fans in general but for me it is missing something.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2008 01:17:43 | More by fank2788
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3.96/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Very clear deep amber color with a moderate creamy white head that settles to a layer of bubbles. Great lacing on the glass as you drink.
S: Bready, nutty, some toffee and other roasted barley sweetness. Light fruit esters as well.
T: Fresh brown bread, toffee, caramel, light esters of cherry like flavor, mild hop bitterness to keep the sweetness from totally running away. Mild earthy hop flavor as well. The finish is on the dry side and sweet.
M: Medium body with tiny crisp carbonation and a dry finish. No warming from alcohol.
O: Very clean and fresh tasting with some slight estery flavors and low on the smoky flavors with this Scottish Ale. Well done and easy to drink! I would get this again.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 01:04:14 | More by scottbrew4u
Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 1,395 ratings.