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Belhaven Scottish Lager - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Globetrotter on 04-30-2006

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Photo of Olegophren
4.54/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Refreshing, lil bit sweet lager.

Photo of Honeybourne
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of allenson21
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Served from tap in a shaker pint glass at Duke of Perth.

Bachelor Party-Palooza 2014 (Part 1) believes that when in a Scottish-style pub, do as the Scots do and drink up some Belhaven, beginning with the lager. It pours a clear brass topped by a half-finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, light grass, light flowers, and hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a light vein of cream and a slight, barely perceptible twinge of fruitiness, but this last piece may just be my imagination. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice lager, one that set the stage nicely for the coming meal and further drinks.

Photo of hoppecatania
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of seedyone
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

04/24/13 On tap. This time around there was little life in the glass. Taste was good, but lacked effervescence, which is big deal in a lager.

July 2013 - On tap. Very nice. Substantial body. Combined w/well balanced flavor. Quite reasonable for the spring/fall 'tween seasons but maybe a bit much for a true summer quaff. That being said this is worth a try to broaden the horizons.

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jeremy3311
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at The Pub Beavercreek, Beavercreek, OH

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts and bits of sweet malts. No hops are detectable but there are just enough to prevent this from being too sweet.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and rather clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has a nice and clean mouthfeel. Its low alcohol content makes it sessionable.

Photo of Extol
4.5/5  rDev +36%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mrfrancis
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Mullinger1980
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of mixed_master7
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of RockinRob925
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WhatTheAle1973
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of spointon
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of champ103
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color. A one finger white head forms, but recedes in a second. Very light lace is left behind.
S: Light hops up front. Light citrus, lemon, and grass. Toasted malt, grain, and cereal. Again very light.
T: Follows the nose. Citrus and grassy hops. Toasted malt that is slightly sweet. Cereal and grain.
M/D: A light body that is effervescent. Thin and watery. Easy to drink. I could put a few away with ease.

A pretty standard version of the style. From what I have tried recently, Belhaven continues to make relatively drab and generic beers IMO. They make much better beers. Considering what they are capable of, very disappointing.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A standard and clean Lager, similar to English and Irish pub ales similar to harp and the like. A bright straw colored beer shows a lot of active carbonation, fair head, good retention and lacing. A mix of grain and malt decorate the nose along with a strong floral-flowery hop presence. Flavors favor a crisp and clean malt taste with the hop flavors riding just behind. Bitterness supports the malts without dominating them. Pilsner malts and lager yeast promote sulfur compounds of match-stick and vegital qualities and allow for the only real flaws deep into the finish and aftertaste as the beer warms. A decent little beer that doesn't offend.

Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the Chip Shop, Brooklyn.

Poured a dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured light doughy malts, grassy hop and some diacytl.

The taste consisted of a soft round malt and balancing grassy hop. A bit smoky as well.

The mouthfeel was on the softer side of the style and a touch creamy.

Overall a decent lager. A not more body than most.

Photo of armock
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a clear golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of faint sweet malt

T - Sweet malt at first then has a fruity weird fisish

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation

D - Just an average lager nothing really special about it theres other lagers that I grab first

Photo of GordonQuid
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a tawny gold with a creamy one inch head and moderate lacing.

Smells of earthy buttery biscuit and noble hops.

Taste is slightly sweet honey biscuit and earthy hops. There is a mineral like taste in the finish. Very good and appetizing.

Medium bodied and very drinkable. This would be a good session beer. Pub Friendly.

Photo of charlatan
2.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Front label must be the same in Scotland as Russia, but my 500ml bottle doesn't have a freshness date or a full list of ingredients. It has the standard euro lager straw colour and at least appears well carbonated. Smells like a sweet take on a pilsner: again not much of a surprise there.

It is very well carbonated, so much so that I can barely taste it. As the carbonation gives way I notice this brew certainly isn't as sweet as the nose suggested. Instead there is a vaguely smoky, grainy flavour to it which I quite like. This is nowhere near bold enough for me to revisit which paradoxically means it is rather drinkable.

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Belhaven Scottish Lager from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.