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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 22
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mstyne on 08-07-2001)
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Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of matjack85
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

matjack85, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of NHbeerfishing
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

NHbeerfishing, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of angusdegraosta
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

angusdegraosta, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of BILF
4/5  rDev +4.2%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of BeerLover99
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BeerLover99, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of MisterClean
2.65/5  rDev -31%
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.

MisterClean, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Thunderballroom
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Thunderballroom, Nov 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Pacioli1445, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

harpus, Oct 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Heminoolo, Sep 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

buzzed, Sep 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

t0rin0, Aug 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

leagr, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

kobeer, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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

joemcgrath27, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

whino, Jul 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Bryfind, Jul 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

MrVonzipper, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Daredevil
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
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 ...

Daredevil, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

FriedGold2112, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Irrationalist, Apr 28, 2012
St. Andrew's Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
87 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.