1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

St. Andrew's Ale - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

Not Rated.
St. Andrew's AleSt. Andrew's Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

314 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 314
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 23
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mstyne on 08-07-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of St. Andrew's Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 314 | Reviews: 224 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of weerezboy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of matjack85
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of NHbeerfishing
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of angusdegraosta
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a new experience for me. I can't say I've had much Scottish Ale (other than the standard nitro Belhaven can), but after St. Andrews, I'm sure I'll have more. This is a cloudy copper beer with decent head retention. The smell is wonderful - a sweet, flowery honey. The flavor is all about malt, which seems par for course with the style. There's more of a slight tartness than any discernible hop flavor. Honey and malt are predominant. Add some carbonation to that, and you've got a delicious beer. If this were in a nitro can, I'd pass. In the big brown bottle, you can't go wrong, as long as you like the style. I sure do.

Photo of BILF
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MisterClean
2.66/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - pours a deep copper color, 2 fingers of head, good retention a little over carbonated.

S - caramel, light notes of diacetyl, and skunkiness. Beer fermented too cold and did not ship well.

T - see smell, but with light to moderate notes of Scottish esters.

M - malt dominated with some light hoppiness. Light to moderate mouthfeel.

D - do not think I could finish a pint myself. Little disappointed that this beer has sullied the good name of belhaven.

Photo of Thunderballroom
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Heminoolo
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of buzzed
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Kornoms
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of leagr
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of kobeer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bubbly clear bronze, tall fluffy head held its own for a good while
S - mix of butterscotch and light peat, come sourness and a touch of earthy hops
T - buttery toffee and toasty maltiness dominates, woody and lightly smoky flavours, touch of leafy greens
M - light body with a light smoky and sour feel, finishes light and a little dry
O - an awesome scotch ale, it has all the requisite characteristics in moderation without being aggressive, very easy drinking, and above all a great tribute to a place I must visit some day

Photo of whino
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bryfind
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Daredevil
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

cognac type color, light head

strong nose, with dominant hops with some notes of mahagonny and dark exotic woods

taste is very earthy, notes of gingerbread, smoked wood, passion fruit, ...

a rather tweedy, very dry strong ale, lacking a bit of congeniality ...

Photo of FriedGold2112
4/5  rDev +4.2%

St. Andrew's Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.