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Belhaven Best Ale

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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Bitter
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Can Scottish ale with hints of roast combined with malt & hops giving a bittersweet taste & finish. The 440ml widget can delivers a tight creamy head with lacing to the bottom of the glass. Distinctive trace of warm biscuit tones with clean citrus notes


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Freaky_tiki (471) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours into the glass like iced cap initially -- thanks to the draft flow system, I presume -- & then transforms into a table polish coloured ale with artificial cream cap. Oh dear, this is watery blandness with no real flavour, just vague suggestions. The overall take away here is water. Creamy water. Which is pretty crappy for a beer, but I’m not here to sip this one, oh no, this beer can is going up the ass of a spice rubbed chicken & will be on the bbq quicker than you can say "there sure are a lot of fake reviews of this beer on this site"

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (297) - - APR 13, 2014
I'm rating the Craic beer that Belhaven made for Alexandra pub in Clapham. I'm guessing it's the best. Nice fruity aroma and golden brown colour. Very hoppy taste. Clean tasting with a fruity aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
440ml can Draught Flow System can. Pour thick white and foamy. Settled to a clear amber with 1 finger thick heavy white head. Malty nose. No real carbonation after initial settling. Odd mouth. No carbonation at all. Almost tastes flat. Nice caramel flavour. Heavy lacing. No character. No bitterness. No real sweetness. Unfortunately disappointing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FutureIslands (3) - Stapeley, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
Perfect,hard to get south of the border,holidays to Scotland and this is my mistress. Go buy!!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yufan (5) - SINGAPORE - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
My friend Haizi and myself had 1 jar of this beer at a bar, which is closed to Murray field stadium. It was cold night but we felt worm, wonderful, full of power and love in our heart. I brought a set of flowers to my girlfriend who is my wife now. Belhaven is quite nice beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rmuzik (3) - Lanark, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
This is the best pint of beer ever. Served cold from the keg is just amazing! The cans are OK but you have to have it served in a Scottish pub, beautiful.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
inbirraveritas (1214) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 10, 2014
Canned, 440 ml. Clear amber body, creamy neverending finger thick off-white head, flat carbonation. Nose of toffee and citrusses. Aroma brings the same combined with some bread underpainted by metallic off-flavours, mouthffeel is nicely slick. Nutty-citric finish escorted by that metallic feel again. Somewhat empty, but drinkable brew with an unpleasant touch...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
robinvboyer (2984) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
wet cardboard aroma, light nutty malts, some bread, and minerals. A touch of hops in the finish emparting a slight grass aftertaste, a smidge of goldings. this is pretty bland, and boring.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gethinbeer (2115) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
Amber pour woth a creamy white head with clinging lace. Malt aroma. Smooth texture. Very sweet honey, almost sickly feel. Malty flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hooks82 (96) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2013
Ale in lattina. Ambrata. Schiuma abbondante e cremosa da azoto. Toffe e sentore di frutta secca, poco amara, corpo debole, ma molto beverina ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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