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Belhaven Robert Burns (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask, Seasonal;
Of course, what else could it be except poetry in a glass? Created in honour of Scotlandís finest Bard, this malty ale is a rare treat with food. Nothing timírous about this beer - itís dark, sweet and almost toffee-like this is a real taste of Scotland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 24th January 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale mahogany in colour with a thin white head. Clear malty aroma with a sweet note of moist raisins present. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts gives a maltloaf base with sweet fruit notes of raisins and sultanas. There is a strong flavour of sour dough evident in the earthy hoppy aftertaste. Finish is malty with raisins and the sourness still present on the palate. An ok session Scottish 80/

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kapusil (1181) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2016
On cask. Deep orange/amber body, off-white head. Aroma of grains, caramel and floral hops. Taste of grains, caramel, toast and some berries. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Cask at Wheatsheaf (JDW), Stoke. Pours mud brown. Very malty, bitter, some plum. Below average.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Cask @ Montgomeryís Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours dark brown, no head, no discernible aroma. Taste is watery boring brown bitter. A waste of time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5431) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Mahogany brown and clear. Lots of dark malts. Moderate sweetness. Well balanced. Good but lacks a bit of oomph!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Cask. Medium brown. Medium light brown head. The aroma is mellow, fruity. The taste is weak, but extremely ill with tartness and plum/peach/citrus. Pretty perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Chestnut in colour with a loose cream head; sweet caramel aroma; sweet nutty malt taste; with some dry caramel and mollasses to finish. Not at all bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Don2711 (385) - - JAN 21, 2016
Like this. Mahogany appearance. Nutty with molasses and toffee tastes. Good creamy head. Only complaint is could be stronger. Fair on palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
I do not normally drink beer before nine in the morning, but. Pint of this at Stanstead Airport with a Bacon Butty in the Wetherspoons before our flight woke me up nicely. Hand-pulled into a UK sleeve it has a pleasant looking mahogany body with a cream coloured topping. Malts all the way here, nutty notes along with semi-sweet molasses in both the nose and taste. Very similar to the bottle variety, but better in cask form.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, a little whisky, slight raisin and subtle spicy hops. Taste of toffee, some whisky, slight dark fruit, subtle raisin, a little sulphur and spicy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A sweet, toffee finish. Maybe itís the condition but the sulphur and subtle sourness put me well off. Taking that out, itís just a sweet, malty, scotch style bitter.

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