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Belhaven Golden Bay

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


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (513) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1913) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1554) - Ely, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6241) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jd543 (423) - SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
An OK IPA. A little citrussy, very thin. Very average beer. Unexciting......

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
Cask @ Grayfriars, Perth 181012
Light amber, clear, thin white head
Aroma - pale hay malt, grainy, bit vegetal, metallic
Taste - light sweet malts, hint of hay, bit metallic, touch of bitter yeast, not good
Palate - thin body, bit oily. Finish of soft bitter grain, dull flat finish
Overall - Well this was poor when I had it, maybe not in good condition..no citrus or floral tones at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
muguk (2) - Warrington, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
A lovely smooth golden pint to accompany a gammon steak meal. Floral, citrus and light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3872) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Cask by handpump at Four Marys, Linlithgow (25 May 12) - pale golden ale, bubbly white head, fruity hop aroma, good temperature, citrus, fruity, smooth, easy to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8557) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Port Mahon, Oxford 14.05.12 Gold with a white head, quite a different beast from the Golden Best (Timmy Taylors) which I am also drinking in this pub this evening. There is a fruity, juicy twang but with a little biscuity flavour. Good but not great, though kept in very decent nick.. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3334) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Cask at the Magpie, dark gold with lacy white head, some sweetish malt and yellow fruit on the nose. Nice rounded and balanced body.

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