Friday, 9 October 2009

Belhaven (#48) and Wexford (#49)

After an exciting weekend filled with interesting Eastern beers we come back to a more traditional way of reviewing beers. In the third episode of third season I'm about to review two islander beers. One Scottish and one Irish.

The video is also available on YouTube.



  • brewery: Belhaven brewery, Scotland
  • type of beer: Scottish Ale
  • bought in: a supermarket in Warsaw
  • container grade (can): big and rounded 


  • the looks: head (almost non existant), body (dark orange)
  • the taste: carmazine
  • the smell: malty




  • brewery: Greene brewery, Ireland
  • type of beer: cream ale
  • bought in: supermarket in Warsaw
  • container grade (can): standard but with cool widget inside


  • the looks: head (as thick as a cream), body (dark orange)
  • the taste: creamy but very watery beer
  • the smell: creamy head smell



  1. Hi, being Irish, I 'd like to point out that Wexford Ale is not actually Irish. It's made by Greene King in Suffolk, England. :)

    If it had any flavour to begin with, you can be sure it was dampened by the nitro widget :D

  2. Really? I thought I checked it thoroughly. As for the falvor you're probably right.


  3. Well, Wexford is certainly a county in Ireland, and it did have a few breweries as far as the end of the 19th century (maybe even to early/mid 20th). The marketing behind this beer suggests that it's based on a recipe from one of those breweries from 1810 (would love to know which one!). That's about as close as they'd get, as in reality, Cream Ale is not really a type of beer in Ireland, and the creaminess is more to do with the nitro widget (certainly not around in 1810! :D).

  4. Definitely the nitro widget killed that beer as I think about it now. The only good thing it does is cream and only eye wise.