Belhaven Fruit Beer (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Fruit Beer
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Classic Choice. Specially Selected Classic Beer Range. Bitter with fruit flavouring.

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pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (3927) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUL 24, 2004
Sampled from 500ml brown bottle. This beer had a very light sugary aroma of red fruit (strawbery and raspberry). It was copper coloured with a white head. It had a brief sweet start (again red fruit) and then gets into some light malt flavour and ends kind of bitter. I let it warm up a bit and a bit more malt and fruit flavouring came through. The label shows a variety of field berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries) but I really don’t detect very much fruit at all. In fact the ingredients list "fruit flavouring". Overall, a touch to much bitterness and not enough fruit character.

Grumbo (4288) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle at home, from Asda. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, very light fruit, taste is dry, toffee, some berries.

TorbenJensen (1590) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
A fruit beers brewed with a mixture of wild berries from Scotland. The foam is moderate and chunky, the aroma offers blackcurrant and raspberry, and a lot of other fruits, but the aforementioned black currants and raspberries are the main theme. The taste is a fine blend of various berries with the sweetness of the berries featured. It does not have much other than berries to offer, and you can miss a little fruity acidity, now hop bitterness is omitted. It is actually fast boring, although it initially had good rates.

martjoobolut (5359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2015
0,5L bottle. Pours clear amber-copper with off-white head. Aroma is sweet some British hops, caramel. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, fruit syrup, and some British hops. Overall: not as awful as I expected to be, but still not great.

suurjuust (3850) - ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
Amber beer, beige head. Starchy and candy sweet nose, hints of malt. Flavor is messy malt with toasty and caramel notes, intense sweetness. Like someone steeped fruit caramels in cheap beer. Drinkable, but not much else.

VDuquerroux (1954) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle, 500mL. Home. A sparkling brown orange beer with a medium white foam. Thin bubbles. Good persistence. Fruity aroma (red berries, blackcurrant, blackberry), herbs. Medium dry bitterness : refreshing. Light body, thin watery texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish. Overall, a bit light but refreshing with red berries aroma.

thirstyrabbit (1862) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Light copper body, small head. Aroma has "Forest Fruit" flavoured tea and strawberry jam. A light bitter with some added fruitiness, mostly raspberries and blackcurrant. Quite watery and more jammy than fruity. Resembles jam jar washing water.

Marduk (8622) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Metallic, hops, watery aroma. Raspberries, some kind of other berries as well, malty taste. Overall meh brew.

Beerhunter111 (23278) - Beerland, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2014
Amber Farbe, kaum Schaum. Geruch ausschließlich nach Waldbeeren. Geschmack wässrig fruchtig nach Waldbeeren. Im Abgang dann ganz minimale herbe Noten vorhanden.

thellgren (1168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Small head, copper colour. Well, it tastes like an ale flavoured with fruits. Just as promised on the label. Quite refreshing in the summer. Not for those who expect more beerlike experience.

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