Belhaven Scottish Ale | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

very good
2,078 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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive up front with a rich and clean caramel amber appearance. Thick tri-finger head of off-white carbonation leading to a nice tree-line lace.

Nose indicates hints of dried fruit and toffee. Very pleasant.

Taste is malty as well, with a hint of roasted nuts alongside the toffee and brown sugar notes. A zing of hops finishes the well-balanced palate. A solid and very enjoyable session ale.

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Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,078 ratings.
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