Belhaven Scottish Ale | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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

A - As impressive as the can it explodes with over a full inch of opaque colored head and tons of lively carbonation bubbles to keep it active. Color is a clear amber brown/caramel.

S - Smells a bit mild but i get balanced grains with a touch of caramel and toffee.

T - Pretty good yet I feel kind of jipped since I only got 12oz compared to a full 16oz can. I also went in thinking I never had it before so paid the 3 dollar premium was a bit harsh. Still great caramel and toffee to grain and malt profile.

M - Medium and chewy pretty much what I want in a Scottish ale.

Overall worth checking out and even a better value in a can. Good take on the style!

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Pours a clear orange-amber with a towering, chunky clinging 3 finger head. A couple of swallow from the end, I noticed the thickest mass of lacing I've ever seen, roughly the size of a silver dollar, and about twice as thick.

Smell of ripe citrus and doughy bread. Sweet malt.

Sweet malty and fruity taste, like orange-blossom honey. The taste of alcohol comes through a bit.

Moderate bodied, light tingle of carbonation, and a nice warmth in the throat.

A bit boozy considering the ABV, but a good drinker, nonetheless.

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Belhaven Scottish Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 2,117 ratings
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