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Belhaven Brewery
(Greene King Brewing and Retailing Limited)
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Spott Road
Dunbar EH42 1RS
Telephone: +44 (0) 1368 862734
Brewer: George Howell
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Opened: 1719

U.S. Importer: Belukus Marketing, Inc., Bryan, TX

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, Richard R Tinurelli

Belhaven was acquired by Greene King in 2005.

Updated: January 22, 2020

Beer List

  • 3.20% abv.

  • 3.50% abv.

  • 3.20% abv.

  • 4.20% abv.

  • 4.60% abv.

  • 4.10% abv.

  • 4.20% abv.

  • 5.20% abv.
    • Date: October 30, 2001 (#3968)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: Sam's Wine and Spirits, Chicago IL
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright amber, dense nitro head. Big toasty aroma. Light body, creamy, toasty malt flavor, real clean. The nitro widget makes it uninteresting somehow.
    • Date: February 27, 2001 (#3779)
      Package: bottled
      Place: BJCP Training Course, De Pere WI
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright brown, good head. Big toasty malt aroma. Medium body, sweet, mildly toasty, drying.
    • Date: September 4, 1997 (#2168)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 20 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Copper-brown, clear, nice head. Smoky-earthy aroma. Smooth, sweet, lots of smoke. Finishes sweet and smoky. The prototypical Scottish Ale.

  • Scottish-Style Light Ale
    3.90% abv.

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    4.60% abv.
    • Date: October 30, 2001 (#3969)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Sam's Wine and Spirits, Chicago IL
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown-amber, thick head. Weird Sam Smith's hop aroma. Medium body, fizzy, lots of caramel. Grassy hop flavor. Solvent-like finish.

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    Modern Strong Scotch Ale
    6.50% abv.
    • Date: March 4, 2005 (#5583)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 17½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright deep red-brown. Big dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Caramel, fresh floral hops.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium-big body, fairly fizzy. Huge caramel malt character with lots of dark fruit and moderate alcohol. Finishes malt, fruity, and clean. Gets less fruity and more smoky as it warms.
      Overall Impression (2½)