Belhaven Scottish Ale | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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3.83/5
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2,117 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,973
Reviews:
915
Ratings:
2,117
pDev:
13.32%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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81
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hossman71
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DesertFox24
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkarimi
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sabrills70
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Malt, malt, and malt. A great example of the style

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Premo88
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. nitro can poured into tall mug

L: classic nitro look, the murky tan/brown beer mixing around until it becomes a thick, creamy beige head of foam on top of a crystal clear amber beer ... might be a bit of debris in beer, but it's still very clear; no stick or lace off head

S: buttery peach kolache, donuts ... amazing malt bomb

T: peach, bread malt, pinch of earthy something to balance ... no peat but the earthy flavor has a dirt-hop bite to it

F: nitro flat ... creamy and ale slick and flat, not overly heavy

O: tasty beer and this nitro version compares well to all of the other nitro beers I've tried; I know we're all supposed to be amazed by the attempt at mimicking a cask ale, but without carbonation, my American palate struggles to get it ... the look, aroma and flavor are great, but flat is flat, and I'm still a ways away from appreciating that aspect of the beer; I'd drink a carbonated version of this beer like water

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Photo of Curt3
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it in a 14.9 can. Upon opening made unusual fizzing sounds. Upon tasting beer was flat

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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at an airport pub. Incredible cascade in a Belhaven pint glass that eventually settled into a nice body and head. A little lighter and thinner than what I'm used to in the genre, but I could readily admit that this is the real shiznit.

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful nitro cascading and decent head after it all settles down. Decent lacing and a pretty clear ruddy amber.

Flavor begins with modest bready malts which transition to fruity which become more overripe as the brew warms. Nitro is nitro smooth.

Good but not great by any means.

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Photo of Shanex
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this one yesterday in a supermarket around here. Poured the 33cl bottle into a Pelforth tulip. Pours a 2inches head fading quickly. Smell and taste very good. 3.60€ for a sixer is rather cheap and well worth it

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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

If it had a richer flavor I would've ranked it a little higher, It does have a good flavor but it's also a little watery so that takes away from the flavor. Still a really good beer though.

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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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