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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: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Rich, malty smooth and full bodied golden ale has the added sweet vanilla from whisky seasoned oak. A smooth, full-bodied golden ale from Belhaven, with sweet vanilla oak and subtle whisky notes. The malt whiskies of Speyside are world famous for their sweetness and elegance – giving this outstanding beer poise and finesse as well as depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottled 330ml. -at Harat’s Zagreb. Dark golden coloured, small off-white head, mild malty nose. Sweet malty, caramel, oak (bit artificial) and vanilla with mild fruity notes. Mild alcohol presence in the finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle at home, possibly from Aldi. Clear golden. Nose is sweet oak and vanilla, a bit arficial, honey-sweet malts. Tastes follows, sweet malts, honey, oaky whisky and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 20, 2016
Clear, golden colored, small white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, fruits, oak and vanilla of course. Taste is medium sweet malt and caramel, bit of fruit, vanilla and a decent amount of oak chips, light whisky, light+ grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Pleasant but aside from the oak chips, not much going on unfortunately. (bottle, Harat’s, Zagreb)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuszek (1156) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Amber color, head down to nil. Some spice, wood. Sweety, woody. Porto wine. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zilb (181) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2016
Bue avec Pap et Emilien en Bretagne. Biere ambree avec fin col de mousse et tenue faible. Carbonation faible. Arome de whisky leger puis de miel de sapin. Assez douce, pas d’amertume. Gout de whisky, leger boise, et malt toaste. Tres original, j’adore : une belle decouverte !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sumo234 (43) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
Clear, dark golden color with small, fizzy white head. I like it because it is a little bit sweet and has low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
anzoanzo77 (75) - SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
Vanilla aroma, with low head. Very sweet taste. Overall well balanced beer, bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
murphious2000 (33) - - JUL 28, 2016
Looks nice in a Belgian tulip with pale caramel color. Aroma of malt, yeast, and maybe a bit of oak. Flavors of malt, oaky vanilla with a hint of sourness of green apple in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (3047) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle, many thanks Panayiotis, medium bubbly head, clear rusty orange color, oak and vanila aroma with some dried apricots waffle and bread, caramel and vanila flavor with some yeast, mellow bitterness with just a hint of alcohol coming though, light to medium mellow mellow sweetness, light pleasant sourness, lingering vanila and dried fruits aftertaste. Nice, drinkable and unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (375) - Durham, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Pours golden, sparkling, frothy head. Aroma of caramel, hops, fruits, vanilla. Taste of caramel, whiskey, fruits, vanilla.

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