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

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RATINGS: 1330   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.


3.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - 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 itís my imagination but íHints of Peatí? 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 ďChill BabyĒ!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GiddyBoy (121) - 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.


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