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Belhaven Scottish Ale

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Belhaven dates back to at least 1719, but some believe it could be much older. Monks have been in the Dunbar area of Scotland since the 12th Century, and certain cellar vaults and wells date back to the 16th Century. By 2005, the Belhaven Brewery became the largest and oldest independent brewery in Scotland, but was soon bought by Greene King.

Stats:
Scottish Ale. 5.2% ABV. Scotland.

Coppery color with a beautiful smooth head (perfectly white) that nitros give.

A bit malty, caramely, nutty, and a little hint of chocolate. I get cherries and strawberries, oddly enough. As it warms, and is swirled, it becomes very fruity.

Nice nitro mouthfeel. Rich and viscous.

Malty, caramel flavors still coming through. I’m getting some coffee, nuttyness and a hint of cherries. Get a bit of tinniness on this, as well. Also some hop bitterness/charcoal on the back.

I’m a big fan of this beer. It’s nice and smooth with a hint of sweetness, and a some hops to balance. Gotta love the nitro, and is something I would drink on a cold day to warm me up. 87 points.

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  1. May 20, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Yo this is the sweetness!

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