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Belhaven Speyside Oak Aged Blonde Ale

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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zilb (150) - 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 !

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sumo234 (20) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
anzoanzo77 (58) - SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
Vanilla aroma, with low head. Very sweet taste. Overall well balanced beer, bit too sweet for my taste.

4.2
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (2877) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (373) - Durham, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Pours golden, sparkling, frothy head. Aroma of caramel, hops, fruits, vanilla. Taste of caramel, whiskey, fruits, vanilla.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanCrusher (897) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle 0,33L from the local supermarket. Clear, dark golden color with small, fizzy white head, that dissipate in 15 seconds. Aroma of whiskey, barley malts, cask wood and a gentle note of vanilla. Taste starts light sweet and malty, slightly crisp, while finish is light bitter and caramely. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. OK beer...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4104) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle, gold with a lasting fine head, nutty spicy peachy nose, sweetish body with drying alcohol, reminiscent of a Belgian Blonde with a hint of tangerine.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BaroneBirra (425) - Gorizia, ITALY - JUN 19, 2016
Clear gold with big,short lasting head. Faint aroma of whiskey and vanilla. Same flavours also in the taste, over a full bodied heavy scottish ale. As other Scottish ales, carbonation does not balance the body. . well brewed but not my style

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at DØE Ølfestival 2016. Low fluffy lasting off-white head. Hazy amber body. Flowery and fruity honey aroma with a bit of vanilla and whisky. Highly carbonated sweet apples honey whisky vanilla flavor with dusty notes of wood. Little hops bitterness. Long sweet finish.


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