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Belhaven Scottish Ale - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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very good

1,653 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,653
Reviews: 814
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 36
Gots: 112 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-07-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Aroma: malt, toffee, no hops. Medium sweetness form malt. Low kettle carmelization, slight earthy aroma.
Appearance: Deep amber, brilliant, off-white to light tan head, good lacing, fine carbonation.
Flavor. Biscuit, toffee malt, finishes dry, malt driven. The hops are here but not dominant, light fruit, faint hint of sour, dry grainy finish. Slight diacetyl. Mouthfeel: medium body, slightly creamy, slight astringency, fine medium low carbonation.
Overall: clean malt, dry finish, starts sweet, finishes dry. Smooth

pat61, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

I picked up a bottle of Belhaven Brewery's Belhaven Scottish Ale last week for $4.69 at The Lager Mill. Since I like the stout from this brewery I thought I would give their Scottish Ale a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a 500ml clear bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok,it's got a vintage look to it and I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a nice amber/mohogany color that too on more of amber/red color when held to the light with two fingers worth of really light tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end left some patchy lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I really liked the color.

S- The aroma starts off with a high amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart a sweet malt, caramel and bready aromas with just a slight smokey aspect to it. Up next comes some fruity yeast which impart a apple and pear like aroma and it followed by a little bit of earthy hops that show up at the end along with just a slight skunky aroma. This beer had a nice aroma that's pretty much what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the caramel seeming to stick out the most this time and it still has a light smokey aspect to it. Up next comes the fruity yeast which seems to be just a little lighter than it was in the aroma and there's also just a slight skunky flavor. On the finish there's not bitterness with a little more sweetness taking it place with just a slight earthy hops flavors and there's some smokey and caramel malt like flavors in the aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, but I could go without the light skunky flavor.

StoutHunter, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

A: Poured from the fizzy insert can into the nonic pint. Deep golden golden color with a fantastic tightly nitro style head.

S: Gentle. Nutty undertones, really subtle hops. This is the anti-bomb of beer. There's nuance.

T: Some tea-like hop notes on the initial quaff. Gentle mild malts doing a good job of staying balanced. Hops are mild as expected. This brew stays the course with floral and herbal notes with mild astringency.

M: slightly dry, a hair of chalkiness on finish but always smooth and velvety due to nitro-tight carbonation. Sweetness is there, but hides, presents, hides, repeat. Very nice finish.

O: infinitely drinkable at this smoothness and ABV. Very nice brew.

Scrapss, Sep 13, 2014
Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 1,653 ratings.