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

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RATINGS: 1323   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.


Hiero's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
I enjoyed this beer. Itís beautiful when first poured, a dark amber color with a half-inch head. It has a caramel, oak taste that finishes slightly bitter, but is still very smooth.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3915) - 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 (143) - 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 (670) - 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 (954) - 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 (3095) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1467) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2016
Poured a slightly hazy dark brown with a one-finger beige coloured long last head that laced very well. Carbonation very high and coarse but soft. Aroma of sweet caramels, malt, brown sugar with a hint of roasted malt. Taste is very sweet caramel malts with no real bitterness; quite malty. Light body. Smooth with a long sweet caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (9647) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle @ Jacobs. Pours dark Golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little vanilla, nuts. Flavor is light sweet, malty, little caramel, nutty. Medium body, average to lively carbonation. 230116

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (401) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle pour. Clear reddish copper with an off white foamy head. Sweet malts and caramel aroma. Thick creamy body. Sweet with a light bitter finish.


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