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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Bitter
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Can Scottish ale with hints of roast combined with malt & hops giving a bittersweet taste & finish. The 440ml widget can delivers a tight creamy head with lacing to the bottom of the glass. Distinctive trace of warm biscuit tones with clean citrus notes


fsquirrel29's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fsquirrel29 (80) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Another bitter that I thoroughly enjoyed. Had it in a pub in London and it complimented my meal very nicely.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
After the metallic bombardment I received from the Belhaven Black, this was a treat. Incredibly attractive with a tight, creamy off white head atop a clear, toffee coloured body. Deposits, more than just standard lacing, are left behind like pillows at a sleepover. The smell is enjoyable but quite faint, whiffs of leather, biscuit, toffee, herbs and brown bread. As a flavour they are more pronounced and pretty enjoyable, balanced by a subtle earthy bitterness. I do wish there was a little more zip to the carbonation though, I know itís a "flat" style but it would help drive some more flavour home.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3223) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Can - 440ml. Limpid amber body with a beautiful, white creamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with some grainy and flowery hints. Taste is well balanced. It carries some woody and herbal notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Nothing spectacular, but still very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcarles (2) - MEXICO - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
Primera vez. Destaco la espuma, el color cobrizo claro y sabor dulce. Aroma ligero. En general me agradó. La volvería a comprar.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Freaky_tiki (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours into the glass like iced cap initially -- thanks to the draft flow system, I presume -- & then transforms into a table polish coloured ale with artificial cream cap. Oh dear, this is watery blandness with no real flavour, just vague suggestions. The overall take away here is water. Creamy water. Which is pretty crappy for a beer, but Iím not here to sip this one, oh no, this beer can is going up the ass of a spice rubbed chicken & will be on the bbq quicker than you can say "there sure are a lot of fake reviews of this beer on this site"

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (665) - - APR 13, 2014
I'm rating the Craic beer that Belhaven made for Alexandra pub in Clapham. I'm guessing it's the best. Nice fruity aroma and golden brown colour. Very hoppy taste. Clean tasting with a fruity aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
440ml can Draught Flow System can. Pour thick white and foamy. Settled to a clear amber with 1 finger thick heavy white head. Malty nose. No real carbonation after initial settling. Odd mouth. No carbonation at all. Almost tastes flat. Nice caramel flavour. Heavy lacing. No character. No bitterness. No real sweetness. Unfortunately disappointing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FutureIslands (3) - Stapeley, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
Perfect,hard to get south of the border,holidays to Scotland and this is my mistress. Go buy!!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yufan (5) - SINGAPORE - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
My friend Haizi and myself had 1 jar of this beer at a bar, which is closed to Murray field stadium. It was cold night but we felt worm, wonderful, full of power and love in our heart. I brought a set of flowers to my girlfriend who is my wife now. Belhaven is quite nice beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rmuzik (3) - Lanark, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
This is the best pint of beer ever. Served cold from the keg is just amazing! The cans are OK but you have to have it served in a Scottish pub, beautiful.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
inbirraveritas (1292) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 10, 2014
Canned, 440 ml. Clear amber body, creamy neverending finger thick off-white head, flat carbonation. Nose of toffee and citrusses. Aroma brings the same combined with some bread underpainted by metallic off-flavours, mouthffeel is nicely slick. Nutty-citric finish escorted by that metallic feel again. Somewhat empty, but drinkable brew with an unpleasant touch...


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