Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bellhaven Scottish Ale

Beer: Belhaven Scottish Ale
Brewery Location: Dunbar, Scotland UK
Style: Scottish Ale
Serving Type: Nitro-Tap
ABV: 5.2%

My second offering last night at MacNiven's is one of their staples that is always on tap. Being a Scottish themed place it's only fitting.

This is a fantastic offering and is perfect as an after dinner pint. It was served on Nito-tap with a beautiful deep amber body and a solid white head with the nitro cascade. Ecstatically, this beer is beautiful. The first sip getting through the thick head is very pleasing. It's very malty and creamy almost thick, but somehow it's still rather light going down. At the back of the palate you taste the mineral water flavor that many beers from the UK have going for them. The smell is slightly malty, but not very well pronounced. This beer is very highly drinkable. It's clean and slightly sweet. I am not sure if I would want this with dinner is the only drawback, but if I was out with friends or an after dinner pint this is a can't miss. This would also hold up well as a session beer.

4.0 Pints out of 5!

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