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

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   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 (146) - 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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2949) - 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 (112) - 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 (3166) - 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 (2010) - 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 (411) - 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 (156) - - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (1323) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Tap at archerfield golf club, scotland. Amber color, smooth white head. Aroma is smooth malty, some bitter notes. Light but balanced smooth malty body, light bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2237) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
This was all over Scotland and a favorite of our golf group (not counting myself). Light nose of bread and toffee. Tastes of dough, toffee, licorice, andcraisins. Very creamy texture but easy to put down.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 27, 2014
Canned 0,50L. Dark reddish and amber color, no bubbly presence with optimal creamy and long durin head. Smooth and warmy cortex and cereals nose. Bitterish and good alcoholic body, fresh start palate, smooth and warmy final.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5603) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Keg in a fish and chips restaurant, Aberdeen.Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, and toffee. Taste is the same, smooth toffeeish malts, light sweet and a creamy mouthfeel. Easy to drink, and forget.


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