Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Belhaven Scottish Ale (Scotland)
This classic is brewed from 100% Scottish Optic pale malt with a touch of Crystal barley malts. Challenger and Goldings hops are employed with a clever touch reaching a modest 21 IBU. Established in 1719, Belhaven brews their beer in the rolling barley fields just 20 miles east of Edinburgh. Local barley and local water have ensured that Belhaven's Ales are just as good toady as they were 300 years ago.
While the Belhaven Brewery was officially founded in 1719 their brewing history can be traced back to the 12th century. In 2011 the 300 year old brewery underwent a million pound upgrade in technology setting the stage for the next 300 years. Today Belhaven offers nearly a dozen styles of beers to satisfy a range of tastes.
Brilliant chestnut/amber with a substantial, creamy white head. The aromatics are fresh and generous with notes of roasted nuts and grain, tea biscuits, and subtle brown baking spices with accents of British hops. The palate confirms the nose delivering a silky malt core with waves of toffee, toasted grains, and soft notes of honey. Medium-bodied with ideal balance thanks to a bright dose of acidity and earthy hop notes.
How to Serve
Serve chilled in a cool-rinsed pint glass.
Price: $ 12/6-pack