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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2002
Great beer! Especially when from a nitrogen tap in a pub. Great creamy head, extremely smooth, well balanced. The next time you see this, try it instead of a guiness.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 25, 2002
Horrible... heavy vinegar taste. After reading all the other reviews, I hope it was just a bad keg at the local pub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2002
Solid, well balanced ale. It has a nutty characteristic that I liked. Its full bodied and generally very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeprogressive99 (6) - USA - MAY 20, 2002 does not count
This brew has strong caramel flavor with a hint of mocha. Finishes well but lacks kick. Overall an enjoyable beer that compliments most food very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Such a nice dark reddy-brown color. The aroma was not very strong but their was a definite butterscotch aroma. The butterscotch was noted in the taste as well alongside a big malty feel. The beer was very, very thin towards the finish and I had thought that it would be much thicker, oh well. The finish seemed somewhat watered down and filtered and that as a dissapointment. Itís still good, but it has some things to work on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svartalf99 (4) - USA - MAY 13, 2002 does not count
Typical Nitrogen charged widget can of beer. Itís okay as a Scottish beer (itís a little low flavor-wise for that...) and is definitely better than many of the offerings made in the States (Well, I will admit that itís not at all hard to do that!). For the person wanting to try something a little different itís worth the effort and Iíd buy it again (but itís lower on my list- Iím still going about trying new beers... Got a Zhiguly and a few others to give a whirl yet... :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2002
Winey aroma & chestnut colour. Slight nutty flavour, not bitter but watery. Good session beer but too light for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2002
Nice beer, a lot like Caffreyís or John Smithís in a can. While it is a little bit weak, itís still tasty. Nice to linger over a can or two during a movie or a ballgame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2002
slightly thicker and a little more flavorful than boddingtons. More on the sweet malt side, low hops. Very thin finnish as with most widgets.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2002
Nice creamy head - good color - but nothing great about this beer.

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