Belhaven Scottish Ale | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

Belhaven Scottish AleBelhaven Scottish Ale
2,106 Ratings
Belhaven Scottish AleBelhaven Scottish Ale

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

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a rich ruby color with a large sticky off white head. The lace sticks all around the glass and retains until the last sip.

The aroma rich with semi sweet roasted malt, with hints of hazelnut and a whiskey like smokiness.

Toasted malt with hints of caramel, toffee, and a single malt scotch smokiness surround the palate. There is a hint of herbal, medicinal hop bitterness blended with a semi-dry smokey finish, some buttery diacetyl.

Medium bodied yet slick on the palate and goes down easy with some mild carbonation.

Overall, this ale is delicious. If you are in to malty ales with a bit of smokiness you are in for a treat.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: I'm going to call this an auburn beer. Maybe 1/2 finger's worth of creamy head (thanks, nitro-can) that has a very long retention.

S: Malty sweet, with caramel and toasted grains. a good smelling beer, but nothing exceptional or overly interesting.

T: Caramel, toasted grains, and a touch of the diacetyl "butterscotch" flavor. The end of the beer has a very slight hop kiss. I wish that there was a bit more to finish out the beer, because it comes across as a little watery.

M: big, creamy body without much carbonation.

O: While there is nothing all that stand-out about this beer, it is just a solid, very drinkable brew.

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bottle into a pint glass

copper color with a super sticky, velvety white head. tons of lace.

smell is mostly skunk, probably from the clear glass in the bottle, and a touch of spice.

taste is smoke and dark malts, nice balance

mouth is velvety smooth and creamy. easy to drink

overall, just average from the bottle. I would like to try this from a can or tap, as I imagine it is much better. I assume the bottle doesn't do it justice

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Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 2,106 ratings
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