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Belhaven Speyside Oak Aged Blonde Ale

Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: English Strong Ale
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This blonde ale marries sweet vanilla notes from Speyside whisky seasoned oak with classic full bodied golden beer from belhaven.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (199) - SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2015
* Bottle 6.5%. Pours amber, clear, with white head. * Aroma is strong, hot butter, sour apple, sugar & vanilla. * Palate is medium body, very low carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is strong, butter, toffee malt & vanilla. * Finish is grainy. * Overall a strong, butter, toffee malt & vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mario_giri (230) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Kurze Review von Untappd: Sehr süffig für 6.5%, leicht süsslich, den Malt riecht man vor allem, etwas Honig im Gout. Fein. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (835) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Piana drobna, trwała. Kolor złoty, klarowne. W aromacie wyraźne nuty dębowe. Trochę miodowej słodyczy i w tle chmiel. Lekkie nuty wanilii. W smaku bardzo wyraźne nuty dębowe, kojarzące się z winiakiem. Wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (775) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle from Asda. Clear gold pour with a small soapy head. Vanilla and whisky aroma. Very smooth with a nice wood finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nordic (337) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Golden color, small head. Aroma: vanilla, spices, whiskey, oak. Taste: well balanced, warming. ABV hidden. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (957) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
Copper with small white head. Oak, vanilla, spice and whiskey. Sweet, caramel, floral and whiskey finish. Overall: nice! Reminds me of innis and gunn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1663) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle at Grain & Hop Store, Cambridge. Golden brown, a bit of head and a decent amount of carbonation. Smells of honey, vanilla, whisky... anxious to get on the Innis and Gunn train, are we? Tastes good enough: sweet and cloying but not horribly so. Whisky, port and vanilla notes at the fore. Oddly short finish, leaving me only with the flavour of my own start.ed gums. I haven’t had I&G Original in years, but it’s a dead ringer for the beer I remember... That will have to be my next rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (317) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
33 cl bottle from silja symphony. Pours golden with little head. Sweet caramell aroma with caramell, vanilla and toffee flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle at KØ15. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, dried fruit, hops, malt, oak and whisky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2015
330 ml. bottle. Purchased @ Malt Attacks. I don’t see a date. Golden, sparkling, little disappearing bubbles. Noise is oily, faintly vegetable, plenty of sweet cheap apple, cheap honey, white sugar & light whiskey. Taste is sweet cheap apple, white sugar, vegetable, generic apple juice, dull, lightly vegetable, faint possible whisky flavor, caramel, cheap honey, cheap vanilla,… Low carbonation. Cheap vanilla, white sugar, apple juice, generic honey flavours seem to be more for the lager crowd rather than the beer geek people. For me the basic sweetness doesn’t do it for me, it is a bit like eating spoon after spoon of white sugar, fun for one spoon but becomes off-putting very quickly.

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