Belhaven Scottish Ale | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

very good
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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: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

color: light orangish brown, very clear
head: whitish/light brown, decent lacing
smell: skunky, malty
taste: surprising after that skunky smell (which may be due to the clear bottle), after a second sip or three the malt really is distinct. the mouthfeel is a little watery and you can almost taste the alcohol eventhough it's not a super strong beer.

Overall: average, I like my ales a bit heavier

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour a tannish/medium-brown. Creamy off-white head with decent lacing. Somewhat bourbony aroma. Malty butterscotch with some fruitiness with light hops. Somewhat sweet. A little weak for my tastes. Easily drinkable, more of a session beer. I like my scottish ales a "wee bit heavier".

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

12oz bottle, no date.

Poured into glass. A nice rusty/ruby color. Pretty Clear. Left a little bit of lacing, poured a nice head.

S: Not overly pungent, malty/oaky.

T: Nicely balanced, a lot of malty, molasses-y sweetness, tough of bitterness to balance. Not overly simple, a few interesting notes.

M: Medium, a true session beer. Very drinkable and light.

O: I dont usually like scotch ale, this was a nicely balanced brew, nothing earth shattering but would make a good session beer. Something good to drink in october/tailgating perhaps. Would be a good beer for BMC drinker.

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Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,084 ratings.
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