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Beer of the Week pre-OOT, Belhaven Scottish Ale

by coldwarrior ( 44 Comments › )
Filed under Food and Drink, Open thread at April 21st, 2012 - 8:00 pm

The bar is open, and here is another weekend installment of the Beer of the Week:

We get a case of this every once in a while, when the checkbook has some extra cash.

One reviewer spake of it thusly:

Poured from nitro-tap into an English pint glass, with a cascade of bubbles and half-inch cream head.

The aroma was nutty and bready with a touch of sweet grain.
The taste was great: toffee, dried fruit, brown bread, and a touch of smoke. The mouthfeel of course, was creamy as with all nitros.

Great beer.

 

I certainly will not argue with that…HINT: it goes great with a spicy chicken tikka masala!

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Belhaven Scottish Ale

 

 

“While 1719 may be the earliest documented evidence of the Belhaven Brewery, there may well have been beer production on the site pre-16th century as the wells and certain cellar vaults are known to date from around the time of the Reformation.

Monks (noted for brewing skills) settled in the area from the 12th century. Luckily they had access to both fine water and top quality local barley.”

 

Scottish Ale

Description:
The Scottish style of ales break down into Light, Heavy and Export. In the 19th century Scotland, a nomenclature, based on the now obsolete shilling currency, was devised in order to distinguish each. 60/- (light), 70/- (heavy), 80/- (export), 90/- to 160/- for Scotch Ales.

Scottish Ales traditionally go through a long boil in the kettle for a caramelization of the wort. This produces a deep copper to brown in colored brew and a higher level of unfermentable sugars which create a rich mouthfeel and malty flavors and aromas. Overall hop character is low, light floral or herbal, allowing its signature malt profile to be the highlight. Smoky characters are also common.

 

 

Some serious in depth description of Irish and Scottish Ales for your perusal.

 

 

 

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  1. coldwarrior
    1 | April 21, 2012 8:20 pm

    WTF????

    its almost may, fer chrissakes!!!!

    Winter Storm Watch for W PA et cetera.

    URGENT -- WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
    255 PM EDT SAT APR 21 2012

    …LATE-SEASON HEAVY AND WET SNOWFALL TO IMPACT AREA…

    .A VERY STRONG SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO MOVE NORTHWARD THROUGH
    CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…LEAVING WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA…NORTHERN
    WEST VIRGINIA…AND FAR WESTERN MARYLAND ON THE COLD SIDE OF THE
    TRACK OF THE SYSTEM. RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND
    BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH ESPECIALLY MONDAY MORNING. A
    HEAVY…WET ACCUMULATION OF SNOW IS EXPECTED THAT MAY CAUSE
    SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS WITH THE DOWNING OF TREE LIMBS THAT HAVE
    DEVELOPED LEAVES WHICH MAY IN TURN SPAWN POWER OUTAGES. SOME
    TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES CAN BE EXPECTED MONDAY MORNING AS WELL.

    MDZ001-PAZ007>009-013>016-020>023-073>076-WVZ023-041-220800-
    /O.NEW.KPBZ.WS.A.0003.120423T0400Z-120424T0400Z/

    255 PM EDT SAT APR 21 2012

    …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
    MONDAY EVENING…

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
    STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
    MONDAY EVENING.

    * HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY WET SNOW.

    * ACCUMULATIONS…6 INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE.

    * TIMING…RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT
    AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

    * IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND A HEAVY WET SNOW
    WILL BRING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.

    * WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

    * TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S.

    * VISIBILITIES…MAY BE REDUCED BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE IN THE
    HEAVIEST SNOWFALL MONDAY MORNING.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE
    ACCUMULATION MAY SEVERELY IMPACT TRAVEL. PREPARE FOR WINTER
    WEATHER AND MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS VIA THE NATIONAL WEATHER
    SERVICE HOMEPAGE NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER NEWS MEDIA.

    &&

    $$


  2. AZfederalist
    2 | April 21, 2012 8:31 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    So, is Algore coming to town? Or maybe there’s been a bit too much of the warmists’ “warmest winter evah” commentary.


  3. 3 | April 21, 2012 8:34 pm

    Speaking of Beers… :grin: I have a new favorite. Green Flash Brewing Company “Palate Wrecker”


  4. Da_Beerfreak
    4 | April 21, 2012 8:45 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Got to love that Climate Change; you’re starting to look like Minnesota… :twisted:


  5. 5 | April 21, 2012 8:48 pm


  6. 6 | April 21, 2012 8:53 pm


  7. RIX
    7 | April 21, 2012 9:18 pm

    Jeanine Piro just had Trayvon Martins Lawyer on her FNC
    show.
    She opined that Zimmermans photo with blood on the
    back of his head is suspect, because the blood
    apparently ran down his head. “Shouldn’t the blood
    have splattered up?”
    Martins attorney said ‘You have hit the hammer right
    on the nail.” (That’s what he said.)
    Excuse me, the guy says that he ws on his back. wouldn’t
    blood run down when he got up?
    She then proceeded to bash Zimmerman, coming really
    close to calling him guilty.
    Nice judge.


  8. Alberta Oil Peon
    8 | April 21, 2012 9:36 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Proof of Global Warming! (channeling AlGore)


  9. brookly red
    9 | April 21, 2012 9:59 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Jeanine Piro just had Trayvon Martins Lawyer on her FNC
    show.
    She opined that Zimmermans photo with blood on the
    back of his head is suspect, because the blood
    apparently ran down his head. “Shouldn’t the blood
    have splattered up?”
    Martins attorney said ‘You have hit the hammer right
    on the nail.” (That’s what he said.)
    Excuse me, the guy says that he ws on his back. wouldn’t
    blood run down when he got up?
    She then proceeded to bash Zimmerman, coming really
    close to calling him guilty.
    Nice judge.

    The fact that the justice system has been corrupted to this point is not unnoticed by the majority of Americans. This is a side show to keep people from paying attention to, among other things “fast & furious” (http://freebeacon.com/third-smoking-gun-in-fast-and-furious/)as if you were not already aware.

    The right to a trial by jury is just one more thread of the American fabric the is under attack by the left.


  10. 10 | April 21, 2012 10:09 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    The right to a trial by jury is just one more thread of the American fabric the is under attack by the left.

    Do not worry comrade, the State will cure you of those strange antiquated notions…. Even if it has to kill you to do it… :twisted:


  11. RIX
    11 | April 21, 2012 10:12 pm

    @ brookly red:

    The fact that the justice system has been corrupted to this point is not unnoticed by the majority of Americans. This is a side show to keep people from paying attention to, among other things “fast & furious” (http://freebeacon.com/third-smoking-gun-in-fast-and-furious/)as if you were not already aware.

    The right to a trial by jury is just one more thread of the American fabric the is under attack by the left.

    When this whole Zimmerman/Martin incident happened, it
    was a real rush to judgement & it did look bad.
    Now as more & more comes out, it does not look so good
    for the race industry.
    So now they get more & more strident and are very close
    to saying that Zimmerman must pay for past crimes by wicked,
    racist America.
    They are showing too much of themselves.


  12. brookly red
    12 | April 21, 2012 10:19 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    The fact that the justice system has been corrupted to this point is not unnoticed by the majority of Americans. This is a side show to keep people from paying attention to, among other things “fast & furious” (http://freebeacon.com/third-smoking-gun-in-fast-and-furious/)as if you were not already aware.

    The right to a trial by jury is just one more thread of the American fabric the is under attack by the left.

    When this whole Zimmerman/Martin incident happened, it
    was a real rush to judgement & it did look bad.
    Now as more & more comes out, it does not look so good
    for the race industry.
    So now they get more & more strident and are very close
    to saying that Zimmerman must pay for past crimes by wicked,
    racist America.
    They are showing too much of themselves.

    It is worse than that (and people are noticing) from the NBP voting intimidation case, to f&f, to threatening the court… it is way past racial, albeit that is the medium they paint with. Soon Obama can claim that he has freed Americans from the burden of jury duty.


  13. brookly red
    13 | April 21, 2012 10:21 pm

    and another thing, why is Corzine not in jail yet? http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/jon-corzine-still-bundling-obama_640493.html


  14. RIX
    14 | April 21, 2012 10:23 pm

    Just random rambling.I was watching a program & think that
    it was one of the Sunday news shows, but wouldn’t swear to
    it.
    Anyway a panelist opined thatb if taxes got much worse
    along with restrictions on freedoms, the middle class may
    leave the country.
    The Obama supporter spewed, “That would be unpatriotic.”
    That ststement asserts that America is just real estate,
    not an ideal.


  15. brookly red
    15 | April 21, 2012 10:28 pm

    the middle class may leave the country???

    noooo, more like the country has left the middle class.


  16. RIX
    16 | April 21, 2012 10:28 pm

    @ brookly red:

    It is worse than that (and people are noticing) from the NBP voting intimidation case, to f&f, to threatening the court… it is way past racial, albeit that is the medium they paint with. Soon Obama can claim that he has freed Americans from the burden of jury duty

    It is the totalitarian mind. “You are too effin stupid to
    find your ass with a road maop. No problm, we’ll think for
    you.”
    That is how Russians got to live in government assigned,
    nasty apartments & the government selected their jobs.
    But the 4% Party members lived very well.


  17. mfhorn
    17 | April 21, 2012 10:28 pm

    I’m doing ‘Bowl for Kid’s Sake’ next Sunday for Big Brothers/Sisters. If anyone would be willing/able to support me, please contact me thru the admins.

    Thank you!


  18. RIX
    18 | April 21, 2012 10:29 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    the middle class may leave the country???
    noooo, more like the country has left the middle class.

    That is more of an accurate statement. But in less than
    200 days we can turn it around.


  19. brookly red
    19 | April 21, 2012 10:30 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    It is worse than that (and people are noticing) from the NBP voting intimidation case, to f&f, to threatening the court… it is way past racial, albeit that is the medium they paint with. Soon Obama can claim that he has freed Americans from the burden of jury duty

    It is the totalitarian mind. “You are too effin stupid to
    find your ass with a road maop. No problm, we’ll think for
    you.”
    That is how Russians got to live in government assigned,
    nasty apartments & the government selected their jobs.
    But the 4% Party members lived very well.

    the sad part is the OWS people have the numbers right, they are just looking at the wrong 1%…


  20. RIX
    20 | April 21, 2012 10:30 pm

    Good night all, have a good one.


  21. RIX
    21 | April 21, 2012 10:33 pm

    @ brookly red:

    the sad part is the OWS people have the numbers right, they are just looking at the wrong 1%…

    I thought the same thing when Obama put out the 1% crap
    and the OWS group picked it up.
    Very ironic.


  22. The Osprey
    22 | April 21, 2012 10:35 pm

    Hey CW, ever had Traquair House ale?


  23. brookly red
    23 | April 21, 2012 10:39 pm

    RIX wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    the middle class may leave the country???
    noooo, more like the country has left the middle class.
    That is more of an accurate statement. But in less than
    200 days we can turn it around.

    God willing


  24. Prebanned
    24 | April 21, 2012 10:41 pm

    Deuchars is good, but its an IPA brewed in Scotland, mmmmmmm.


  25. Da_Beerfreak
    25 | April 21, 2012 10:43 pm

    These OWS Idiots should read the chapter Machiavelli wrote about how the State should properly reward Traitors and Trouble Makers for their efforts. :twisted:


  26. AZfederalist
    26 | April 21, 2012 10:50 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Would also add to the the NBP Zimmerman bounty. Wanted dead or alive? Really? … and nobody got arrested over that threat? … and that NBP spokeswoman further inciting violence, yeah, sister, I feel ya — right in the cross-hairs if you dare threaten my family or myself.


  27. AZfederalist
    27 | April 21, 2012 10:56 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Would also add to that the

    Fixed. Crap, did I do that?


  28. brookly red
    28 | April 21, 2012 10:57 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    Would also add to the the NBP Zimmerman bounty. Wanted dead or alive? Really? … and nobody got arrested over that threat? … and that NBP spokeswoman further inciting violence, yeah, sister, I feel ya — right in the cross-hairs if you dare threaten my family or myself.

    it is past the point of scary. i used to think that if there was a coup or revolution we would know, cause they would announce it. these pos are trying to remain formless…


  29. Lost
    29 | April 21, 2012 10:57 pm

    Oh man! Here I was actually excited to be coming home (except for the airline security part) and now I’m just shaking my head.

    Living in the year 1780 would be better for my blood pressure.


  30. brookly red
    30 | April 21, 2012 11:02 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    These OWS Idiots should read the chapter Machiavelli wrote about how the State should properly reward Traitors and Trouble Makers for their efforts.

    they are an extension of the state… they are well funded and organized. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/american-professors-gather-tehran-occupy-wall-street-conference_640543.html


  31. Da_Beerfreak
    32 | April 21, 2012 11:09 pm

    @ brookly red:
    Of course they are part of today’s State. That will not save them when the State is through with them tomorrow. :twisted:


  32. brookly red
    33 | April 21, 2012 11:14 pm

    @ doriangrey:
    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    indeed. when we do get our country back it will be important to make examples of the 5th column… i suggest “shovel ready jobs”


  33. Da_Beerfreak
    34 | April 21, 2012 11:16 pm

    @ brookly red:
    organic fertilizer :wink:


  34. brookly red
    35 | April 21, 2012 11:18 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    @ brookly red:
    organic fertilizer

    no breaking rocks in the hot sun is what I had in mind


  35. Da_Beerfreak
    36 | April 21, 2012 11:24 pm

    @ brookly red:
    Same here. :twisted:


  36. 37 | April 21, 2012 11:25 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:
    @ brookly red:
    organic fertilizer

    no breaking rocks in the hot sun is what I had in mind

    I was thinking more along the lines of, hemp rope tensile strength testers… :twisted:


  37. Da_Beerfreak
    38 | April 21, 2012 11:31 pm

    @ doriangrey:
    That works. Then we use what’s left for 100% Eco-Friendly Organic Fertilizer. :twisted:


  38. brookly red
    39 | April 21, 2012 11:42 pm

    @ doriangrey:
    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    no no no even these people deserve a chance at redemption, a menial job serving others is appropriate.


  39. 40 | April 21, 2012 11:43 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    That works. Then we use what’s left for 100% Eco-Friendly Organic Fertilizer.

    No way… I aint eating nothing no way no how that was grown in that kind of evil fertilizer… Hell, I wouldn’t even let my dog or that damned cat that thinking I’m her slave do that…


  40. brookly red
    41 | April 21, 2012 11:46 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    That works. Then we use what’s left for 100% Eco-Friendly Organic Fertilizer.

    No way… I aint eating nothing no way no how that was grown in that kind of evil fertilizer… Hell, I wouldn’t even let my dog or that damned cat that thinking I’m her slave do that…

    well I guess we could make bio-fuel of some sort


  41. 42 | April 21, 2012 11:49 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    no no no even these people deserve a chance at redemption, a menial job serving others is appropriate.

    Hmmm, let’s see, they committed treason and attempted to overthrow the Constitution of the United States of America. Ok, let’s give them a chance at redemption, we’ll send a priest to counsel them just before we hang them.


  42. brookly red
    43 | April 21, 2012 11:58 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    no no no even these people deserve a chance at redemption, a menial job serving others is appropriate.

    Hmmm, let’s see, they committed treason and attempted to overthrow the Constitution of the United States of America. Ok, let’s give them a chance at redemption, we’ll send a priest to counsel them just before we hang them.

    ah! I see your talking about management, sheesh why waste the priest’s time? or the hangman’s for that matter… OK go for that. I was thinking worker bees…


  43. 44 | April 22, 2012 12:31 am

    brookly red wrote:

    doriangrey wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    @ doriangrey:
    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    no no no even these people deserve a chance at redemption, a menial job serving others is appropriate.
    Hmmm, let’s see, they committed treason and attempted to overthrow the Constitution of the United States of America. Ok, let’s give them a chance at redemption, we’ll send a priest to counsel them just before we hang them.

    ah! I see your talking about management, sheesh why waste the priest’s time? or the hangman’s for that matter… OK go for that. I was thinking worker bees…

    I guess it depends on how you define management. In the case of the Fifth Column Treasonous Media who I am talking about are the writers, journalists, columnists, editors and owners. In other words, the ones who did the indoctrinating and propagandizing for the Marxist’s who have been leading this Marxist coup against the United States Constitution, in the cases of the OWS idiots, well they are the boots on the ground and deserve exactly what any enemy solider deserves.


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