Belhaven Best

Belhaven Best

Rated 3.100 by BeerPals

Brewed by Belhaven Brewery

Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom

Style:  Bitter

3.2% Alcohol by Volume

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The pint of pints. Belhaven Best is the main man of draught ales. Best colour, best flavour, best balance - the pint for all occasions. We Scots are often not known for blowing our own trumpets, modest souls that we are, but we've named this Best for a reason. We're sure you'll agree Malt: Pale, Crystal, Black Hops: Challenger, Goldings

ID: 2077 Last updated 9 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank30462
Overall Percentile35.3
Style Rank405 of 838
Style Percentile51.7
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.138
Weighted Score3.100
Standard Deviation0.457

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  • PAULCARDOM 548 reviews
    rated 3.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    One needs to be in the mood for a British beer at times, and when I first had this, I was really in the mood, but future visits have proben disappointing. Clear copper in colour with a thinnish off-white head. Aroma is caramel, grains, and floral hops. Flavour is dominated by the caramel notes with some off-tastes present if you look for them.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.3 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    440 ml can. Why 440? Truly an oddball size. Nice looking pour, clear dark amber. That's after the incredible foaminess generated by the nitro widget subsided. The foamy ivory head seemed to last forever. Honeyed aroma. Honeyed flavour too, but not cloying and enough hop to impart a small bite at the end. Mouthfeel was seriously creamy smooth.

  • CYRENAICA 2104 reviews
    rated 2.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    440ml can
    4.8% ABV (as marked on can)
    Queen's Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    January 13, 2012
    The beer poured a translucent golden red with a creamy tan cap, no doubt aided by the nitro-widget, and mild effervescence. Aroma was a pungent caramel right as the can opened, however in the glass, plenty of grain and metallic notes. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with mild carbonation. Flavour was slightly sweet, a bit soapy, and slightly acidic.

  • BOBHOPPS 406 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    With is nitro-widget system you can put that light beer along Kilkenny with maybe less character.Definitely easy to drink a bit watery but with enough malt to enjoy something non-offensive....

  • CHOPZ 5477 reviews
    rated 2.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Nitro-widget can from the LCBO with a 4.8% ABV written on it. Creates a great creamy off-white head that stays a long time. Clean amber-copper colour with hardly any carbonation showing. Sweet grain scent with a touch of fruits. Thick lacing coats the glass and the mouthfeel is creamy, slightly oily with not much stickiness. The taste is pretty mild with caramel malt, fruits, hop and even milder notes burnt malt and smoke. I am thankful they did a stronger ABV for us Canadian, as I cannot imagine how mild this should be in Scotland. A pretty nice alternative to the Kilkenny, that is creamy and goes down easy.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 2.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Tap handle said "Belhaven Best..dunno what the confusion is with this beer’s name or even why it’s worth fussing over. All shine no substance here. Nice big creamy cap ( nitro generated) sits atop a orange-gold ale...great lace on the glass.( nice color and presentation but this was all flash) Light aromas of caramel, light floral and some sweetness. Quick bite of malt up front, light smokiness, some pine-like hopping then....nothing!....from that point forward I thought the liquid in my mouth had turned to water...weak liquid tasteless finish and after the swallow a light bittering after taste. Weak watery body on this one ruined what could have been a decent session bitter...just too weak for me....2 or 3 of this diluted concoction and you feel water-logged.

  • BEERHAWK 351 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A decent scottish ale that beats tennants hands down. Dark apperance but surprisingly smooth for a bitter. Better off the draught like all bitters. Decent beer.

  • CANNEDDOG 225 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 0 | Appearance: 0 | Mouthfeel: 0 | Flavor: 0 | Overall: 0

    Nice....draught style, nice head and still retains that scottish taste

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