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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1323   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7063) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Lovely, maltly aroma - widget induced pour - love it. Nice frothy head lasts throughout the whole glass. Caramel like taste is prevalent - very smooth ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2002
drink it in Scotland, you will agree. One of the best session ales in the world. Too delicate to travel to your local beer store and not be a totally different tasting beer. Tastes like heather honey and cream with a slightly nutty aftertaste. Sort of a liquid FLAN. If you aint tasting this you aint drinking real Belhaven. Just a bottle with a label with damaged goods inside.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Malty sweet, has carmel taste, I had my on tap. It was an very good Scottish Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Totally wicked. Very smooth and malty, with a touch of hops. Mild and easy to drink, but lots of flavor. Decidedly scottish in style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Quality Scottish Ale. Very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2002
iíve grimmaced through a couple bottled samples of this in the past and didnít rate it assuming it was "off". now with a can-- foaming fresh-- itís certainly better, but still hardly worth the effort of multiple purchases. itís amber with a little extra brown in the blend, plus dollops of widget-driven froth. the aroma is of foam, but with time, some nice elements squeeze out through the creamy filter and have woody shadings of peat malts and a tamarind smell like A1 steak sauce spilled on nogahide. very creamy, but as the carbonation diminishes, somehow the malt aspect seems to expire in the flavor, leaving me with a bitter watery chesnut demi-brew to dispence of. thatís not challenging because at 3.9%, itís at the opposite extreme of wee-heavy: wee-weenie. drink it fast ícause it doesnít warm well.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Has a dark brown color that is translucent. Taste is a smooth roasted flavor that finishes smooth with little bitterness. Overall not a bad beer that I would get again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Pours clear amber with a nice off-white head. Nice earthy flavor with a good deal of malt, but the bodyís a bit thin. I like the St Andrews better.

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 (625) - 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.


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