Beer Belhaven, "St. Andrews Ale", 500 ml
Beer dark amber.
On the palate is dominated by malt beer tone felt notes of dark caramelized fruit, yeast, hops. In the semi-dry finish to the malty notes connected nuances of herbs, spices and a slight acidity.
The aroma of beer are in harmony tones of malt and fruit (grapes, citrus, cherries), joined by sweet caramel shades and slightly acidic yeast nuances.
Beer goes well with cold meats grilled, roasted and braised meat or game, cheeses, great as an aperitif.
Belhaven, "St. Andrews Ale" - classic Scottish ale, in which the initial malty sweetness and intense fruit motifs are replaced by bitterish notes of hops. To create this refreshing ale brewers inspired golf, whose homeland, as you know, is Scotland. One of the oldest golf courses in the world is the "Old Course" at St. Andrews. The field was known in the early 1400s. Here are regularly held open championship of the world, and every golfer dreams of playing on that field. In 2005, the "Old Course" was recognized as the greatest golf course outside the United States.
Although the brewery, which in the future will be called Belhaven, existed in the eponymous village in the southern port of Scotland and in the XVI century, the official year of its creation in 1719 was listed second. That year John Johnstone acquired the plant and began to brew beer for commercial sale. After John's death in 1815 there was a merger of two families - Johnstone and Dudgeon. Over the next 150 years, the brewery produces a wide range of ales under the brand name "Dudgeon & Co".
In 1950, the brewery was coined for a distinctive trademark - Belhaven Bill - great fisherman fishing in ammunition against the backdrop of the harbor at Dunbar. By the way, the name of Belhaven translated as "beautiful harbor."
In 1972 the family sold the brewery, feeling competition from modern automated factories. Take ownership of a positive impact on the development of the brewery began twenty bright stage and a significant increase in Belhaven. In 2005, Belhaven was bought by "Greene King". Despite the years, Belhaven continues to produce all the same range of products - the highest quality ales, cooked according to old recipes.