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

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Keg, can and bottle: Pasteurised.
Previously known as 70/-.
Experience the best of everything with """"""""the cream of Scottish beer"""""""". Its light creamy head with lacing to the bottom of the glass gives you a taste that’s refreshing and moreish with a hint of hop.


PictouRx's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PictouRx (149) - Ontario, - JAN 21, 2012
holy smokes, opened a 440ml can and almost exlosion of froth, but managed to get to glass and salvage most of it. Poured forth into glass almost as complete foam extremely violent mixture in glass, I thought a wicked chemistry reaction occuring. But it settled down to give a gorgeous looking dark clear amber color with a nice thick amber/white foam head. Body is very unlively though 10 min after pouring. I get honey, caramel, toffee, slight bitter. Very smooth creamy texture with a long butterscotch like after taste. Overall this was an experience, perhaps can was dropped several times before reaching me, but overall certainly unique in my beer experience tastings so far!


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kapusil (659) - HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2015
Tried from a nitro tap. Clear orange body, white head. Both the aroma and taste are light and mostly grainy but also have slight notes of caramel and floral hops. The body is also kind of light. Not a super exciting beer, but there is nothing bad about it.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cristobal37 (280) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Very light beer. Creamy and looks fine with it’s even head and cloudy golden body before settling clear. Not bad, but nothing special either. Not much to it. Prefer the 80 schilling myself.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Renobob (1001) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2015
Bue à la pression. Biere ambrée, mousse épaisse et persistante. Décevante au palais. Tant pis.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (4225) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
Can 50cl, a clear amber beer with creamy head. Nose is on grain and toasted caramel. Aroma is very watery with caramel notes, toasted grain, grassy hops, light red fruit notes, not bad for a cheap beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose is sweet, taste is hoppy, some creamy notes

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GlasgowTAD (165) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Colour is a dark toffee. Creamy, thick and long lasting head. Taste is mildly sweet and one dimensional. Very watery and uninspiring.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stuu666 (4102) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Keg at Fiddlers. Pours golden amber, nose is dull toffee, taste is sweet toffee, creamy, bland.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Draft at Brewers fayre in Falkirk. Not great but not horrible. I had asked for the original but since I’m American I think he assumed I really wanted the "extra cold" whatever.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (492) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Fairly bland example of a bitter, nothing especially noticeable with flavour or aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SzopPiwosz (170) - - AUG 27, 2014
Piana: Śmietankowa, w kolorze złamanej bieli. Bardzo sztywna i obfita. Kolor: Klarowne, ciemnobursztynowe. Zapach: Delikatne rodzynki z toffi. Nuta kanalizacyjnej siarki, w tle siano z suszonymi jabłkami. Smak: Tostowo-drewniane. Nuty orzecha włoskiego, w tle rodzynki. Dość wytrawne, nieco wodniste. Lekkie i delikatne. Tekstura: Bardzo gładkie, mleczne. Nasycenie: Minimalne. Goryczka: Nisko-średnia. Pijalność: Wysoka. Po Wexfordzie drugie dosyć łatwo osiągalne piwo z widżetem. W Wielkiej Brytanii podobno uchodzi za kiepską masówę - no ale oni mają w czym przebierać ;-). Piwo to nie ma w sobie pazurów, które wbije nam w gardło, ale poza zdecydowaną lekkością wpadającą w wodnistość nie ma w nim wad - no, może goryczka mogłaby być większa - ale ta delikatna goryczka, która w Beście jest, wpisuje się w ramy stylu. Lekkość i widżetowa specyfika powoduje, że Belhaven Best można wchłonąć dosłownie w kilka sekund. W porównaniu z Wexford wypada nieco słabiej - ale z drugiej strony pomyślmy o mocy i ekstrakcie. Jak na tę półkę smak i aromat są naprawdę bogate. Myślę, że to piwo zdecydowanie sesyjne, doskonale nadaje się na imprezę czy na dłuższe okienko na uczelni ;-). Szkoda tylko, że w tej cenie są bardziej kuszące rzeczy.


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