Belhaven Scottish Ale
39 Blade Chainsaw
Belhaven Scottish Ale is a Belhaven Brewery elixir that they have been brewing longer than any of their other beers. It has an alcohol content of 5.2% ABV. The bottle appears strong and substantial, as does the ridiculously expensive price compared with other quality imports – this better be fantastic!
Onto The Method
6.0/10 – The Classic
2.0 – Appearance – Handsome deep copper with great carbonation, meaty head and healthy retention.
1.5 – Aroma – Sweet caramel malts with some roasted nuttiness.
1.0 – Taste – Sweet caramel malts with minimal hop bite and a balance leaning toward its blunted malt disposition
0.5 – Palate – A thick and bready feel with a heavy weight.
1.0 – Overall – I like the flavor and appearance, but would appreciate a partial monetary refund.
5.0/10 Blades – The Hammer – the booze – With an alcohol content of 5.2% abv, the hammer is of medium build but is muted and lost within its body andtemperament.
4.0/10 Blades – The Knife –digestibility – The knife has little chance against the thick and bready body and the alcohol is barely noticeable.
2.0/10 Blades – The Spider – the lift –There’s really very little there in terms of a lift or even a mild rush. There’s some sweetness that kind of feels like something, but otherwise the spiders never arrive.
4.0/10 Blades – The Motor –can you handle it? – Thick and heavy motor with little push – leaving me with little inclination to move forward with the six-pack and the experimentation ended at the end of the fourth, scoring at all only because my head was still there.
18.0/50 Blades – The Buzz – There’s no buzz in Belhaven Scottish Ale, at all! If it is a good classic you want, you could do better elsewhere, though not bad it is not worth the monetary sacrifice. It has a great presentation and possibly some interesting history, but if I’m going to pay premium for it I want it presented in a DVD with James Earl Jones standing next to me narrating the moving illustrations. Otherwise: weak hammer, dull knife, zero spiders and a slow surrendering motor. Finally, the money I paid for this genuine imposter would have killed my buzz if it was able to provide one.