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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2/1/14 $5.75 can at CHOW 284 drank at dinner with Dan and nancy. Mouthfeel of a Guinness. Bored me and drank quickly and went for the DFH90 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Never the same on this side of the pond! Still, good malt, nice honey flavor. Pleasant grains on the nose.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pen & Paper Log (Jan 2011) Aroma - the malt aroma is really enjoyable, with great doughy and caramel notes. With a certain aroma I’ve only smelled in woody spirits. Appearance - one of the best setups I’ve seen for a beer. The nitrogen set-up is similar to the way a Guinness arrives to it’s final product, with a cascading nitrogen shower inside the glass. The body is a caramel type of color with a massive tight beige head that lasts and lasts, quite incredible in appearance. Taste - the taste is malty, nutty, caramel, slight bitters, and even a subtle woody spirit-oaked essence about it. Really incredible! Palate - the body is medium-full, the texture extraordinarily creamy and soothingly smooth. The carbonation highly nitrogen carbonated - creating a sauve wave of bubble body. The finish is super enjoyable. If you see this beer, make sure you grab the can version. The bottle is not the same thing, and quite disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
500 ml bottle at Fox and Hounds, Åbenraa. Amber body with a few floaters and a small off-white head. Moderate malty aroma with hint of caramel. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel and moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste. A decent, straight forward session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zenkis (572) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours pale coppery with off-white medium soapy top. Aroma - malt, caramel, candy, fruity-yeasty, min hops. Sweet candy taste with nice, light bitter touch at the end but not casual, like dry-bitter, grassy. Nice taste, nice flavor balance, light dry finish seems from hopping with low AA hops. To me it’s typical English ale not bitter cause of light bitter in flavor and totally casual grain bill with no toasted or darker malts. But pleasant one. Medium body, average carbonation, watery-compote texture, long mild bittersweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured a beautiful bronze color with nice head. Caramel and toffee dominate the aroma. Light sweetness. Lighter bodied than some scotch ales. Smooth and drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a beautiful amber with a whitish tan head mostly lasting. Nose is nutty. Very creamy on the palate with minimal carbonation. Taste is nutty with some yeasty notes on top of a malt backbone. Hops are muted. A flavorful and enjoyable beer. Try it with smoked salmon on crackers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
toasty and nutty flavors with a caramel flavor and some bitter. Smooth and warming in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours a clear copper color with a foamy white head. Aroma is malty and smoked with an old leather quality. The taste is subtly sweet up front followed by a floral hop finish that leaves a smoked flavor behind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
February 18th, 2012 - There’s Scotch ales, and then there’s Scottish ales, and the two are very different beasts. The Scotch Ale is one of my favorite styles. The Belhave Scottish Ale is more simply a bitter/ESB, with a traceable heritage and a touch of nationalist pride. The body is deep and amber, with a lens like clarity, and some healthy lacing on the glass walls. From the nose I detect lightly roasted pistachios, salt, and the fresh crispness of a pale lager, with a squeeze lime somewhere in the nose giving this two-dimensional beer a little extra buoyancy and bounce. Touches of malt and rye appear around the edges of the smell, but are pushed to the side. They reappear with more vigor in the flavor, where this ale delivers a medium dose of toffee, itself mild and soft on the palate. Peanuts and honey glaze offer a different key on the same nutty melody, and while this is a distinctly British beer in that appreciable ESB kind of way, it has these strange tropical touches and depth of flavor that seem fleeting, but nice.


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