Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My previous experience with Belhaven hasn’t left me with an impression of a brewery I prefer, far from, so I must admit I was a bit negative, when I opened this ale. But now I must admit, that this beer is a nice one. The head is beautiful, the color is nice and so is the aroma. The flavour starts with many notes of fruit and hop, the bitterness is moderate in the beginning, but it rises and lasts quite a while. Just before the end I sense notes of licorice and roasted malt.
dchmela (2853) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Belhaven brewery 270307. Nice copper color with a thick head. nothing spectacular, but a very good session beer. I drank many of these in Edinburgh over the course of a week.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Old Bank, 24.02.07.
Clear copper colour, perhaps with a hint of haziness, and a tiny, bubbly white head.
Sweetish fruity aroma with grassy, earthy hops.
Very mild strawberry-like flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Malt and hops i bitterish fruity aftertaste.
Absolutely no carbonation, light to medium body, dry mouthfeel.
Bit too watery, even for a real ale.
cgarvieuk (18089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 brown coloured ale, thats has lots of malt fruit in flavour, well balanced and rounded
oh6gdx (23152) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Casked. Something between brown and red colour, small off-white bubbly head. Aroma is fruit, wood, some slight caramel and grass. Flavour is caramel malts, fruity hops and some wooden hints. Not much aftertaste.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Real ale at Angleterre, Helsinki. Tastes damn good and big, very hoppy and bitter but not too dry. As always with real ales, this one hasn’t got any carbonation (altho there is a small bubbly head) but the taste is good.
profane (40) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very seimple beer, good anyway. Slightly caramel taste. Quite clear colour. Short end.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Clear copper colour. The flavour has a little nut, and some sourness. On the brink of being off? Thin mouthfeel.
shoestring (315) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoke was prodominent to me. Nice pint. Some sweetness. Not too flavourful, but okay.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty flavor with some hints of apples. Fruity finish with some bitterness.