Belhaven Scottish Ale - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Coming off a mess of high ABV, big flavor brews lately, this is a nice little change of pace.
Basically a pretty, nitro-ed light biscuit-thing. Big, long lasting and pretty nitro-white head, lots of lacing. Think a clear red-brown Guinness if you can't picture it.
Tastes and smells basic, light toasty biscuit malts, just the barest hint of singed sugars (caramel), lightly sweet and creamy all around. Bits of lemon-sour flavor and a pleasing toasty dryness. Nitro carb is well done and makes this a very easy drink.
This is a solid simple beer and a step up from Boddingtons and other "pub" nitro can beers like it. Not going to blow your socks off but you sure can drink it, and it's characterful enough to be a go-to brew. I'll certainly have it again.
Serving type: nitro-can
08-01-2009 02:17:09 | More by kkipple
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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.