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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: 1282   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1697) - 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 (1291) - 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 (1097) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 27, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours light brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, smokey, Carmel. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2577) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
500 ml clear bottle from LCBO (part of Brewery Collection mix pack). Pours a clear amber colour with quickly disappearing off-white head. Aroma is musty caramel with some fruit and herbal bitterness. Flavour has caramel and fruity malt with a curious mustiness and a light herbal bitterness. Minimal carbonation. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4933) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
Nitro tap at The Harbourlights, Noordwijk. Clear ruby amber colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, confit fruits, hint of smoke and toast. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel, confit fruit, nice smokey touch, tobacco, decent bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied, good mouthfeel for such a low ABV beer. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
A very nice smoky ale. Aroma is a mild hop and malt balance. Appearance is a distinct reddish golden color, deep. The taste is medium hoppiness with a distinct smoked malt flavor. A very pleasant ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
derBreslauer (137) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Nice crystal clear brown body with also nice and thick beige head. Aroma is mostly malty, but hops are well noticeable. Tastes very full bodied, malty and has medium bitter finish. Good ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1023) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Poured from a can. Clear caramel color, medium white creamy head. Scotch and hops aroma. Light creamy body with a slight scotch flavor and a real smooth finish.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (424) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
From a draught can. Great head. Very creamy. Dark amber but still translucent. Not too bitter, some hoppiness.


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