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Belhaven Golden Bay

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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This golden ale is reminiscent of the striking sunsets that can be seen from Belhaven Bay. With its refreshing citrus taste balanced against clean floral tones, this ale is certainly one to tempt the palate. .


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10516) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 28, 2016
Cask, hal-pint at Ma Camerons in Aberdeen. Covering beige head to a bright gold-amber coloured body. Dotted spots on the glass. Modes mid-sweet smell of grain and floral hops. Flavoured with mild caramel malts added by citric hints. Bittersweet endnotes. A bit floury on the swallow. Accepted (19.04.2016).

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (4831) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
On cask at Carter’s Tap. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - light rotten egg note then it blows off a bit and there’s some lemon and pale malt. Taste - lemon and astringent malt. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could be fresher. Overall - wouldn’t order a second.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2016
Cask at Carter’s Tap. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, light lemon. Taste is light sweet, cereal grains, faint lemon. Thin finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamVimes21 (105) - - APR 18, 2016
Cask @ Rockingham Arms amber with a thin head hoppy taste with hoppy aftertaste ok

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (645) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Cask at The Market Tavern, Durham. Slightly hazy golden amber - fresh barrel, I think it may have been put on too soon, with a small, thin, white head. The aroma is nothing special with corn, cereal, biscuit and damp leaf character and indeed the taste continues along the pathway to insipidness with bland, biscuity malts and grassy hop. Not a great deal going for this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Cask at SRAF 2011. Pours deep golden, nose is light floral fruit, toffee, taste is sweet, crisp.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (639) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Golden with a white head and some fine lacing. Light body. Earthy aroma, taste of sweet malt and light hops.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
On cask at Malt n Hops, Fenton. Pours deep gold with white head. Bland golden session beer, light fruit, malt back. Dull.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1958) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Cask at the Portland Arms, Cambridge. Mid to dark gold, small white head that clings to the glass. Sulphurous, medicinal nose. Taste is better, with a sweetish fruity bitter. Sour edge dominates in the finish, but it is far from acrid. Not a great beer, hardly a good one, but it’ll do if you’re not terribly picky.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (7656) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Cask @ Pumphouse, Liverpool. Golden with a small head. Malty in its nose, more balanced with hops evident in its taste alongside a very light fruitiness.


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