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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10214) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2002
I opened this bottle while writing a lecture on the American Congress.... Pours with a decent, puffy, but loosely formed and quickly diminishing beige head, over a typical dark amber/caramel body. Then I took one sip and was hit with peat. Perhaps this is a smell you can place only if you’ve watched peat being cut or smelled it burn from a Scottish cottage. I now know that others have had this reaction to this beer. Lovely, earthy flavors. A slightly oily palate, typically British body in the lack of sustained carbonation. Mildly sweet, building through the drink. Smokiness continues, with some nice malty notes and only the slightest bitterness in the end. Another flavorful and enjoyable ale in the Scottish ale category. It ’twould be among my "everyday" beers, if I had my druthers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2002
Clear as day, but deep amber like a cool ember. Complexly sweet aroma. Thin texture approaching zero. Malty and sweet, but is timid and could be a great beer if it were bolder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2002
This is a decent scottish ale. Very sweet initially but the finish is nice. This would be a good session beer due to the small ABV %.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2002
Standard red beer appearance. Little to no head. Aroma was unspectacular and revealed little more than the fact that this was beer. Very light and easy drinking. Went down extremely smoothly and had a strong taste of cold honey.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
winkle (477) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2002
From bottle, bugger-all aroma but the bottle wasn’t very fresh. Nutty malt flavours. I started to enjoy this about half way thru. I need to re-rate this fresh. Ok anyway.

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