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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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


swiseman's rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swiseman (448) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - MAY 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 from can, pours a thick cream that settles into a half inch tan head. aromas of nut and faint toffee. creamy medium-bodied mouthfeel. taste of bitter nut with similar finish. overall, a decent cream ale.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ianwelby (763) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Clear amber beer with a creamy white head and a light sweet aroma. Flavour is inoffensive and fairly bland. I think too many and it might end up on the sickly side but if itís chilled then that takes the edge off on that front.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
soltys (86) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Aromat bardzo delikatny, prawie niewyczuwalny. Piana gęsta jak nie wiem - fajna sprawa z tym azotem. W samku nieco puste - słodkie ale ciała brakuje, z goryczką gorzej.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (927) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
4.8%abv. 440ml can. Pours entirely froth. It settles to a clear caramel with a finger and a half of creamy head that stays forever and coats the glass. Very fine sediment. Aroma has lots of caramel, toffee, bread, and fruity esters. Very nice. Taste is balanced. Caramel, bread, toffee, fruity esters, traditional hops, and a drawn out ending. Medium body with a low carbonation, thanks to the creamer widget. Creamy, clean texture in the mouth with a soft, flattened carbonation. Overall a really nice brew. Love the caramel, and toffee flavours.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hank37 (188) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours deep golden with fluffy vivid white head.Very, very slight nose of burnt sugar and toffee. Low carbonation and a slightly sweet toffee taste that fades pleasantly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (4727) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 5, 2015
Can 44cl, a copper beer with a creamy, small bubbles, and nitrogen head. Nose is on toasted caramel. Aroma is on caramel and cara-amber malt, creamy, watery body, floral notes, good background bitterness, light metallic notes, light honey too, pleasant and easy drinkable, bit oxytated finish on plum.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewGoblin (563) - 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 (3395) - 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 (790) - 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 (852) - - 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


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