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

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RATINGS: 1326   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.


Fatehunter's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2150) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Draught can. Beautiful pour. Dark amber color with a finger and half of foam head. Excellent looking. Smells like ripe fruits, plum and pear. Wet grain too. Super sweet taste overall. Malty with barely any bitterness to it. Some bread taste. Smooth and creamy texture with almost no carbonation. Absolutely enjoyable.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
Geruch hopfig, leicht-würzig mit schwacher Malznote. Antrunk süßlich-malzig. Mitte säuerlich und süßmalzig. Würzmalziger Abschluß. Geht so.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1320) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Draft at Kasey’s Tavern in Chicago. Nitro. Cloying malt aroma. Caramel and biscuity malts up front. Ultra creamy palate. Hint of sweet hickory smoke. Just a bit of bittering hops on the finish. Light bodied and one dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strap (721) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2016
From a can. Reddish tint with a thick off white head. Light feel with a hint of spices yet lightly hopped. Some caramel and a tinge of sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3982) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle, bright red-brown with a thick foam, nutty toffee and spice nose, sweetish and slightly syrupy, with a lightly dusty finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kelsei (8) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2016 does not count
copper color, foam is not persistent, low training and duration. The palate follows the caramel aroma, and alcohol and barely noticeable, and leaving an aftertaste with a very slight bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nephirem (167) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
5.2% ABV version. Pours a clear amber color with small, short lasting white head. Smell is a bit like your average lager. Medium body with smooth and oily texture. Medium carbonation. Taste is balancing between bitter and sour, with sourness coming through mostly in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit dry. It is somewhat lacking in aroma department, not coming through good enough. Water / beer ratio should be reversed, so to speak. However, there are some hints of caramel, nuts and spices. A bit grassy aftertaste with a long and dry finish. Overall, a bit mediocre but not bad. Could be better, tho.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Originally rated on 9/8/08. Belhaven delivers a solid brew with this ale, a nice looking brown body, ample head. Smoky malts with hints of nuts, mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Overall a pretty good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (971) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2016
Nutty malt aroma. Clear light copper bod topped with a one finger fine foamed head. Smooth nutty roasted malt taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, malty, sweet aromas. Caramel, toffee, malty flavors. Pretty good stuff.


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