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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles, nitro-cans (as Draught), and in kegs; usually nitro-kegs.
Also known as Export.
The cask version is known as 80/-.
Note: It appears there are two versions of this beer - 5.2% primarily for the US market and 3.9% mainly for Europe.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 nice aroma, nice creamy head, flavor grew on me the more i drank, a tad less carbonated than i enjoy, however, a nice scottish ale

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Not a dominating brew. Less aromatic and potent then I was hoping for. The color is very clear but the opaqueness is too high. A very easy beer to drink. Inactive in flavor with very little aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Hmm... a little weaker then I was expecting. This beer has a very sweet, caramely, malt flavor. Dry in aftertaste. Deep copper in color. Tan head that left a thin rind that lasted until the end. Good, but even though it is one of my first experiences with Scottish ale, I believe there has to be better out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Re-Rate 11/13/02: The pour a crystal clear deep copper, the head is pulchritudinous, creamy in consistency, the lace fine sheets that cling longingly to the glass. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, earthy; maybe it’s my imagination but ’Hints of Peat’? Front is sweet, the top is reedy, the finish is charmingly hopped, convivially carbonated, congenially dry aftertaste. A very clean and refreshing beer to end my day, so its time to light up my daily cigar and “Chill Baby”!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - NOV 7, 2002
This did not taste that great, even though I was 4 beers deep already. It had little flavor, and was not very hoppy. Fairly flat beer. No thanks.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2002
The Budweiser of Scottish Ales. Very thin nose. I could detect nothing but a slight hint of hops and alcohol. Sparkling, clear mohogany hue. Large, frothy, off-white head. Fully lasting with excellent lacing. The flavor is malty and earthy. Perfectly balanced. Nice and smooth. Watery mouthfeel. Thin body. Fizzy carbonation. Dry, crisp, slightly pungent finish. Scottish lawnmower beer. Not a bad beer, just not a very good scottish ale. Try this as an introduction to scottish ales, then move along quickly to another.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2003 Decent ale, malt all the way through. The finish is what killed this though. Had this weird Pepto Bismol aftertaste, not sure how else to describe it. Maybe I'm just not used to peat. I favor the St Andrews and the Wee Heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2002
It was a tasty ale. I don’t know if it was worth the $11 (six pack). But it was a good beer. I’ll stick with others though.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Great taste and very malty. needs more alcohol content though.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Flat headed ale. Malty nose. Bitter start finishing bitter-sweet. Session beer.


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