Belhaven Scottish Ale | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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3.82/5
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2,155 Ratings
Belhaven Scottish AleBelhaven Scottish Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotland, United Kingdom
belhaven.co.uk

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our signature Scottish Ale is the beer we've brewed the longest and is our best-selling bottle world-wide. We brew it from 100% Scottish Optic and Crystal barley malts for a nutty, biscuit character, balanced with a subtle spiciness from Challenger and Goldings hops for an all-around satisfying beer.

George Howell - Master Brewer, Belhaven

Added by Mitchster on 08-07-2001

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#14,925
Reviews:
924
Ratings:
2,155
pDev:
13.09%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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Photo of SpaethJam
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ncander64
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been wanting to try this for a while. Sort of into malty beers at the moment, and this beer fits the bill.

Poured a pleasing copper brown into a tulip glass. Nice initial head and decent lacing. Smell of sweet malt. Taste of dark toast, caramel and a bit of toffee and some hazelnut. Good beer!

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Photo of Oleg85
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gorski1974
4.77/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What is Vienna for lagers, that is Scottish ale among ales!
That flavor of roasted hazelnuts...OMG,Ferrero Rocher can only dream of having it!!!
To fully apreciate this beer, one has to have a broad knowledge of beers.
Had before 100+ good or great Scottish ales, but this one is closest to perfect beer.
Commercial descriptin said it all, but I would underline it's nutty flavor and spicines comming from fresh noble ale hops.
No shortcuts were taken in brewing this beer.
Wish i could get it on tap or as nitro can.That would be for all 5s!

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MECove
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer makes me want to transport to a pub in Scotland! Somehow, it is light and crispy but also sweet and smooth. It has just enough carbonation to tickle, a cool silky feel, and a slightly roasted nutty aftertaste. I could drink several like a lingering dessert but then it would be a bit heavy on the tummy.

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Photo of BierRichter
2.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MNAle
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mild, rich, nutty, caramel aroma. Vigorous nito cascade on the pour, taking a minute or so to elevate back into the thick, bright white creamy head, with very good retention. Deep amber color, with only light carbonation. Very nitro-soft and moderate mouth feel. Nutty and smooth initial taste, with caramel and a subtle fruit coming out in the middle and finish. Very enjoyable, very nice, indeed.

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Photo of digitalflood
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foxman27
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyLord
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jason_nwx
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nass
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A little peaty & malty. Not bad I like this one. If you not had an authentic scottish ale from Scotland then I recommend that you try out this one. They even use best before dates on their labels. Cheers! B (85-89) score range

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3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TyMcEachern
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinerBob
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours a clear weak tea color with a nice white head and a lot lacing. The smell is malts, caramel and spice. The flavor is malty caramel. The best part of this beer is the feel it is smooth with no aftertaste definitely a session beer. Overall a really good beer.

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Photo of nhdjinn
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

wonderful Scottish ale
More caramelized which is typical for this class
Excellent color and clarity
Toasted malts smell and taste
earthy hops
Nice early head that fades
good moth feel

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Photo of crow
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 2,155 ratings