Scottish Ale - 3.9% and 5.2%
Malty and hoppy, we at Belhaven love the classic Scottish Ale and we've been brewing it longer than any of the other beers we produce. Delivering a sweet, smooth and creamy finish, Scottish Ale has a stunning ruby colour in the glass. Magic.
The classic and characteristic malty and nutty flavour.
I thought I knew what Scottish Ale was all about: a stiff drink that was just this side of a barley wine. However, Belhaven Scottish Ale was a pleasant contradiction.
Belhaven pours a beautiful copper color with very low esters. The head was small but lacy on the glass. Bel Haven Scottish Ale has a slightly understated but distinct sweetness in which the malt is shown to best advantage. Lest it become too cloying, it adds just the right amount of hops to create a balanced and full bodied beer. Its low ABV won't hurt your head one bit.
Drinking it made me think of several Colorado coppers I've enjoyed; in a blind taste test, I would never have said "Scottish Ale". Crisp finish, minimal aftertaste. Smooth and Superb.