St. Andrew's Ale | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

St. Andrew's AleSt. Andrew's Ale
BA SCORE
3.84/5
332 Ratings
St. Andrew's AleSt. Andrew's Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mstyne on 08-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,464
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
332
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarrellK
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dzu
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle.
L: Copper color with a white foam head.
S: Bitterness , red berries.
T: Fruity, juicy.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Not my style but very good.

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Photo of tageury
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OlegShora
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Douggie53
4.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As mentioned in my previous review, a marked improvement over the Belhaven Best (both from cans). It's all in the taste which I appreciate is a very personal thing, but it hits all the buttons for me. Good prices at some of the discount stores.

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Photo of Squire123
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber colored pour, off white 1/3" head. Aroma was grain and not much else.

Taste was pretty damn mild, easiest drinking scotch ale around (not necessarily a good thing). Just mild and earthy, tobacco, dirt, brown malt.

Not cheap either. Pass again.

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Photo of dreidreev
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derdtheterd
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First had this on draught at a friends pub. He served it ice cold with three limes. It hit the spot in the 33c temperature on the patio. Great beer if you can find it.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle served at Chester's beers of the world. Served fairly cold into a Belhaven pint glass.

Appearance - a murky ruby color with plenty of sediment floating around. Small amount of lace left behind after the small head recedes.

Smell - plenty of fruit maybe figs and plums with a substantial caramel malt aroma.

Taste- just like the nose some figs plums and prunes. Big dose of caramel before flavour which cascades away into a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy yet light bodied. Decent carbonation that has a spritzy feel.

Overall - a worthy taste and a fine Scottish beer. Reminiscent of Abbot ale, but amped up a bit.

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Photo of vinivini
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle purchased in St. Andrews and consumed in nearby Largoward.

Great looking ale, with an exceptionally clear red-brown body. The head is not large but has durability and leaves streaks of sticky lacing.

This is hoppy for style. There's a suggestion of this in the aroma, but it becomes most apparent from mid-taste on. Good interplay of hops and malts, with the balance seeming to changes from the from to the aftertaste as well as with warming.

Medium body with crisp carbonation.

O: more stimulating than watching golf.

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Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Olegophren
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gilyano91
4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of samturner
4.54/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful example of Scottish 60/ ale, low hops, ample malts.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.84/5  rDev 0%

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3.24/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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St. Andrew's Ale from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 332 ratings
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