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Belhaven Scottish Ale - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

Belhaven Scottish AleBelhaven Scottish Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,423 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1423
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-07-2001)
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a light aroma that smells mainly of toasted grains and fruity sugars, with a hint of hops.

On the tongue, the hops hit first, bringing in a grapefruit buzz that lasts for less than half a second. Then the malts kick in, and the beer really takes off. The malts are dark and rich: smoky, peaty, chocolaty, and nutty in almost equal parts, with a smidgen of toffee mixed in for good measure, and just a hint of tobacco burning in the back of your throat. The aftertaste is mostly smoky malts, though sugars come through right at the end and provide a small respite. Most noticeable about the aftertaste, however, is the tingling sensation on the soft palate--a tingling that I normally associate with hard alcohols. For the rather weak nose, I was surprised at the power of the flavor.

Overall, this is a decent brew, though no doubt some will be turned off by the smoky, peaty malts and wish for a sweeter beverage.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 15:56:39 | More by jondeelee
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Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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