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Belhaven St Andrews Ale (Bottle)

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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised. Previously 4.6%.
A full-bodied and malty ale with a rounded, smooth fruit palate and a tight, creamy head that laces all the way down the glass. Rich in colour with a smooth, creamy texture and a distinctively strong flavour.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2777) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015
500 ml bottle purchased in St. Andrews and consumed in nearby Largoward. Great looking ale, with an exceptionally clear red-brown body. The head is not large but has durability and leaves streaks of sticky lacing. This is hoppy for style. There’s a suggestion of this in the aroma, but it becomes most apparent from mid-taste on. Good interplay of hops and malts, with the balance seeming to changes from the from to the aftertaste as well as with warming. Medium body with crisp carbonation. O: more stimulating than watching golf.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1561) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2015
Couleur ambrée, très légère mousse. Nez houblonné herbeux avec légères notes de caramel .Gout un peu lactique avec houblon herbeux, caramel doux et bonne amertume. Bon corps. Vraiment pas mal.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fellebag (1089) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
50cl bottle. Small white head. Brown color, a bit hazy. Aroma is wood, caramel, leaves, malt. Taste is sweet with wood.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5358) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Lovely clear copper color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing. Hoppy aroma, with light fruity notes. Moderate caramel, mild bready and hoppy flavor with some fruitiness coming through.
[Bottle from Meny Begby in Fredrikstad, Norway]

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdjuice (417) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2015
Pours pretty amber with lacy white head. Aroma is doughy, yeasty, maybe a little skunky. Mouthfeel is pleasantly refreshing, nice weight with good carbonation. Flavors are doughy, buttery, sweet, with a subtle hop bite on the early finish that makes this a bit more interesting than I anticipated.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mahkus (68) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Went to lidl for a cheap bottle of beer and got this. Not much intrest to the flavour and not bitter enough.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foffern (1389) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma of fudge, leather, wood and some chocolate. The flavour is light with wood and grass, and is a little dry. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. An okay ale, but maybe has a bit careful taste.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godfather50 (106) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle with Mole and a good example of a Scottish Ale. Malty fruit taste with a good head. Low hopping and a very nice sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Take a bow Belhaven. Fantastic example of a sweet, malty Scottish ale. Subtle herbs, slightly gassy, nice palate and autumnal bliss man. Drink and drink, its brilliant. Moreish and SIMPLE. Lovely feel in the mouth and balanced after taste. Unpretentious! Scottish ale at just about its best. About as untrendy as a walking stick but walking sticks are cool when held by the right person. Shit new label, old untrendy one was best. 500ml £1.25 in lidl! If this was in a wee bottle with a craft poncy label and charged at £2.50 you’d be swooning over it. Great simple beer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4987) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
500 ml bottle, 4,6 % ABV version. Clear amber body with a rather small off-white head. Light aroma mainly from caramel malt. Flavor is mainly caramel malt as well with hint of fruit and low bitterness. Did honestly not find any smoke as described by so many other old ratings. Recipe might have been changed during the last years? Medium body and a bit short in aftertaste. Pretty classic old style British bitter, no faults but too one-dimensional to be able to drink a lot of this.


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