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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidyoung9899 (3) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2002 does not count
My favorite beer. Absolutely wonderful flavor, color, aftertaste, everything.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2002
Lovely scotch-amber hue with a fine head that dissipates quickly. I am inclined to think this beer was in the bottle too long as a skunky aroma is present, though when tipping the glass and sniffing closely, a scotch malting is present. This skunkiness is present in the flavor, giving way to a maltier taste as the beer warms, albeit one that fades fast. I was extremely dissapointed in this beer. The smell almost destroys the beer--though the experience betters as the beer warms. Will have to try again.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
russ71cj5 (40) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 8, 2002
I was slightly disapointed with this one, too light and wussy to be from scotland. However, i did enjoy it throughly and liked the clear clean flavors

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2002
SO SMOOth not bitter everything you want in a scottish ale this has,,,drink it and love it

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAR 3, 2002
Smooth,Malty with a hint of smokines a very good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2002
Initial strong smokey flavor almost turned me completely off, but beer finished nicely. McEwans much better.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2002
Looks real tasty and love that widget but this beer’s has a subpar taste of stale cashews. Didnt really enjoy it too much. Halfway through i was praying it would turn into a Guinness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2002
What a beautiful and wonderful Scottish Ale. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KenB148899 (10) - Island Heights, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2002
A good ale,smoothe and crisp,a bit of smoke makes it tasty.An easy drinkable brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Color very dark amber, transparent. Good head rentention. Nose smoky/whiskey-maltish, nice. Flavor a bit too bitter and dry for the style, I thought; malty and chewy but not sweet at all. Not bad, but certainly not great.


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