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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: 1262   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.


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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2003
Amazing...I just can't get enough. In my opinion, the perfect beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 11, 2001
A very good tasting Scottish Ale brewed with noticable peat smoked malts with a nice blend of hopps.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 From the bottle, this is a dark copper with a thick, dense, long-lasting light tan head, very good, long-lasting lacing. It smells of toasty, yeasty bread with a fruity sweetness, caramel, pine and earth. It tastes moderately fuill-bodied, sweetish with a light, juicy and piney bitterness. It has a toasted malty flavour and body, caramel, bread, juice, prunes. There is a very evident, but well-balanced and not overpowering crisp, hoppy bitterness up front that fades nicely into a malty finish. Itís wonderful, being incredibly drinkable and smooth yet very full of flavour.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teebradford (51) - Senatobia, Mississippi, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Love it. My Dad introduced this to me a few months ago when I visited him in Georgia. At the time Guiness was my fave (Still love it by the way) but there was just somthing about this brew. Iíve now had it in bottles and on tap. Both excellent. Creamy, decent foamy head, nutty, and very rich and thick. Kind of sweet but not overly. Lingers on the palate. Sometimes before I take that first swig Iíll sniff it for a few seconds, it smells that good! Greene King Abbot Ale is very similar to this and depending on what kind of mood Iím in Iíll drink either one. The only drawback is this stuff is 10 bucks a sixpack. Still cheaper than cocaine! Haha

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2005
500 ml bottle, nice looking pour. brown with gold hue, good foam for the gravity. bready and fruity. great malt. sweet, fruity, nutty, a little caramel, slight bitterness, ever slight roasted presence and slight bubbley on the tongue. rich flavors, great texture. finishes dry the way it should. everything in the slight. well balanced. this is classic scottish. very well made. what a turn on

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pkbites (643) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Mine was the "drought" version from a can. Maybe that means something as it said it was 5.2% alcohol as compared to the 3.9 this web site claims. If itís the same stuff, a correction needs to be made. Mine was one of the best smelling brews EVER. I mean EVER!! Like fresh cookie dough and caramel! The ale itself looked like freshly made caramel with a creamy beige head that lasted forever and ever. Very little carbonation on the palate. This was as smooth as silk on the tongue and slid down the throat like melted caramel that was waiting for apples to be dunked in it. Have I used the work caramel too many times? Or not enough? Some smokiness, but not overpowering. The yeasty head floats on top the ale, not in an ice cream scoop manner, but in a veil like consistency. This fills your mouth up with a Dairy Queen double malt feel and leaves a light, yet slightly bitter, after-taste. It makes a thick "glop" sound as you pour more into your glass. It leaves an almost sententious form of lacing. This is not a beer to slam, but one to slowly savor like a quivering clitoris. Very, VERY nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
domedweller99 (6) - Bradford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2001 does not count
For a Scotish Ale the flavor is somewhat weak.. nonetheless, this is one of my very favorite beers. Maybe itís the nitrogen but it is so smooth it will have you wishing it came in 6 packs instead of 4. I had it on tap once and it blew me away, out of the can it comes pretty close. The flavor is hard to pin down.. malty?? caramell? Youíll just have to try it for yourself I guess. Highly recomended to fans of Guiness when youíre in the mood for a change.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gpolice99 (32) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2002
I like the taste of this beer ALOT! I tried it cold,and warm...at $11 a sixer its kinda pricey, but VERY tasty!!! the only downfall here is the head of the beer, it didnt have much of one..or last long enough for me to tell! but the flavor makes this a winner! the more I drink it, the more I like it!! this is tops for me! if its Not scottish its crrrrrrrrrap!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Great taste and very malty. needs more alcohol content though.


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