Belhaven Premium Scottish Export - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.58/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Creamy covering of off-white head leaves some lacing. Murky copper/brown, loads of sediment floating around.
Toasty/earthy/toffee malt dominates aroma, some dark chocolate.
Taste is much the same, sweet toffee and toasted malts.
A bit watery.
Very easy drinking, and at 3.9% you really would get through quite a few of these without too much trouble.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2009 11:23:46 | More by CrazyDavros
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I had a few bottles of this in the Park Guest House in Stornoway, when I asked for a beer I was told it was Belhaven so I expected a pint of Best to come along.
However I was surprised when a dark mahogany red beer with a thin white head was placed in front of me. The head died quickly but I was still looking surprised at the colour.
The beer had only a faint nose, some malts and a bit of vanilla sweetness. Not unpleasant, just very faint.
The taste was very refreshing, initial hit of malts combined with caramel, toffee and a slight aftertaste of burnt fruitiness. This was quite similar to McEwan's Export, not quite as nice though. As with most commercial beers the body was a bit weaker than it should have been, but this was still a beer, not as weak as a lager.
I sampled several more of these throughout my meal and at the end asked to see the bottle, this was not one I had seen before but on asking the owner he said that this was there regular beer and he informed me it was not seasonal.
A nice change from the only 'beer' in a restaurant being Tennent's lager (urghh!!!!). A very nice beer, especially for those who enjoyed McEwan's Export.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2009 09:50:24 | More by kmacphail
Belhaven Premium Scottish Export from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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