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


on tap

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle: Pasteurised.

leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle. Bronze with an off white foam. Aromas are apple and pear with bready yeast and raisins. Trace banana with mellow lemon and medicinal notes with mixed spices. Flavours are dark treacle with raisins and earthy autumn fruits. Brown sugar with a lightly spiced, sweet finish. An OK sweet brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2015
Copenhagen 28/10 2015. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Clear glass bottle. Label with drawing of serious fella with huge sideburns whom I assume is the thirsty Robert Burns. Pours clear copper brown with white head. Settles as thin layer of foam. Aroma is of toffee, caramel and roasted malts. Notes of burned toast. Aroma is a little skunky as well. Soft carbonation and watery palate. Taste follows the nose and is of sweet toffee and caramel supplemented by something burnt - without being unpleasant. Nice English beer. Not much bitterness around but will probably fit in with the muffins and the afternoon Tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle from Meny (Amager), Copenhagen - Amber pour with white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, with some caramel, treacle, nuts, some twiggy herbal hoppy notes, not bad. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
AtronSeige (1040) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 11, 2015
Aroma: Medium-high caramel, berries, Light earthy, fruity Appearance: Brilliant, amber body. Large, tan head, rocky, good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium -high caramel, medium fruity, berry, Medium bitterness. Light syrup. Medium floral. Sweet finsih Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium high carbonation. Overall: The sweetness is overpowering. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Bev! 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
For a relatively low alcohol ale you get a great experience with this typical Scottish ale. The foam is moderate, the aroma is limited to malt. The taste is very right for a Scottish ale, namely sweet malty, slightly caramel and a sensible richness which change slightly hoppy aftertaste. Easy to drink, but in some ways maybe a little thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabuzzer (342) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
Coppery colour with white head. Dried fruit aroma, caramel flavour with those dried fruits returning and a hint of spice. Bit thin, perhaps, but otherwise decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3357) - South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2015
500 ml clear bottle purchased and consumed in Fife. Label now says "Robert Burns Brown Ale" but still lists 4.2% ABV. Pours with a bright copper body topped by a good head. Medium+ body and carbonation. Aroma: a bit more more English hops than malts. Flavor: Lasting, mildly bitter, malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (588) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 5, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is nutty and malty with some fruity notes. Taste is malty and fruity. Medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (801) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2015
Clear, light brown beer with a thick frothy head. Slightly sweet malt smell. Mostly malt in the flavour too, though there’s a slightly smoky toffee taste as well. Unspectacular but very drinkable. And not as lively on the tongue as it looks from the pour which is a bonus as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJamesMcEwan (199) - SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
* Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown, with a white head. * Aroma is malt, toffee, dried fruit & bread. * Palate is medium body, moist, high carbonation, fine bubbles. * Taste is bittersweet malt, dried fruit, copper, & bread. * Finish is slightly bitter & dry, sweet & malty. * Bittersweet malt, dried fruit, copper, bread & fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from Prisma in Kovoula. Short off white head over a clear red-brown beer. Nice piny aroma with balanced roasted malts. The taste is mild and fresh with a medium body. A sweet caramell malti taste lingers in the aftertaste.

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