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


on tap

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle: Pasteurised.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LED40 (81) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Reviewed on Xmas Eve. Not much aroma on the nose apart from hops and sweet malts. Pours nut brown with a thin off white head. The taste is bitter hops, caramel, dark fruits, sweet malt and toast. The body is quite thin with no lacing left on the glass and the carbonation is limited. Overall decent enough but nothing very special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (2580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
Tall pearl white head, deep amber clear body. Aroma; grass, wort, green bean, caramel malts. Taste; grass, leaves, brown caramel malts, sweet notes. Feels ok n mild. Finishes malty. Overall; average, approved. [50cl clear shaped btl 4.2%abv B@K Skanssi Turku FI BBunreadable T@Rune-Session]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1405) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
.5l bottle from Lutakko Supermarket Pours dark clear copper with nice thick head. Aroma is malts, hops, nuts, bread and caramel. Flavor is sweet. Malts, dried fruits, caramel, nuts, bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1250) - - NOV 25, 2014
Pours a dark copper color. Aroma and taste are lightly sweet with malts and some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (4504) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle to lament (but respect) the fact that Scotland has voted no to independence. Pours clear copper brown with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, and hops, with touches of yeast. Bitter flavour of hops, with sweet notes of malt, caramel and fruit. Estery and bitter afteraste. Easily drinkable and not as bitter as a bitter Bitter. Okay but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from local market, Vantaa. Originally rated 21032012. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, bitterness and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (11540) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cristobal37 (422) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
This isn’t a bad ale and maybe I’m being to harsh, but after drinking the more complex 80 schilling I found this to be very boring. I’m sure had I done it the other way around, I wouldn’t be so tough. Really should try the 80 schilling instead though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (5069) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Clear 500ml bottle: poured into a UK pint sleeve on 27th Nov 13. Looked good: nice mahogany reddy brown body with a thin but full tanned covering. Clean and clear with carbonation bubbles rising throughout the tasting. Sweet malts ruled the nose and taste: treacle, toffee and caramel coming through in that order. The body isn’t thin, but it hasn’t got the depth to carry the sweetness very well, seems a little unbalanced and one dimensional because of that. OK, promises so much in looks and smell, but lacks a hop backbone and oomph.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (788) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Pours amber with decent frothy head. Taste is caramel, hay, nuts, bread. Nice mix with bitter, dry and some sweet. Easy drink, specially now when pretty thirsty.

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