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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5555) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Nice appley smell! Great brown ale colour similar to all of the English breweries. Good appley-esb taste!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2003
I really enjoyed this Scottish Ale, it accentuates the malt without being too sweet. There was a roasted quality to the finish after a smooth start. A great, deep brown color and a slightly lacy head.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Something is just not right. Thank God it is my last beer of the evening.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Very smooth brew dark in color,malty in aroma and sweet malt flavor nice finish with a malty after taste that you’d kill to have another one of these.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Clear copper with white head that leavews nice lacing. Aroma is very sweet, and very malty, with definite scotch element. Taste is sweet malty, some woodsiness and minimal bitterness. True to style.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Delightfully creamy and sweet taste. Quite the smooth ride to the finish, too. O flower of Scotland, when will we see your like again.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2003 RERATE: Have had this from draught can, bottled, and on tap now. The draught can is outstanding, on tap it is heavenly, but the bottles do this brew a disservice. Pure pleasure. Creamy white head, clings to glass all the way down and does not dissipate. Nice brownish red color. Looks very nice in a glass, and even has a slight bit of opaqueness to it. Drinks EXTREMELY smooth! Carbonation is just right. Nice bitter aftertaste does not malinger too long or overwhelm. A nice beer I will totally purchase again.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2003 Boddington's plus toffee. Not bad but there are many better draught cans out there. Re-Rate: Really smokey this time.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Sweet and creamy. A great deep amber color. Very smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Very creamy. The dark color and flavors blend nicely. Didn’t really pick up the smokey flavor, but enjoyed the body. Very pleasent to drink.


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