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

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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised. Previously 4.6%.
A full-bodied and malty ale with a rounded, smooth fruit palate and a tight, creamy head that laces all the way down the glass. Rich in colour with a smooth, creamy texture and a distinctively strong flavour.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2069) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours copper colored with flat head. Smells spicy malty, slight floral hoppy. Starts spicy, with crisp malts, well balanced sweet and bitter. Middle part has nice spicy and floral hops. Fimish is spicy malty, slight bitter. Well done!!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (746) - HONG KONG - FEB 21, 2014


500 ml bottle bought at Aeon in KCP, Kowloon City.

Clear deep amber colour; One finger head and off white foam which lasted for 90 seconds; Very good lacing with active carbonation; Light aroma of malt, with faint red fruit, light molasses, very light toffee and caramel, and hint of lemon grassy hops; Light sweet taste of malt, with underlying low tartness, plus black iced tea, hint of red fruits, fruit soda, light biscuits, very light lemon, light bitter hops and faint grass; Light body, dry and thin palate; Mouth feel is very crisp and thin, straight forward light-tasting ale. Underlying good maltyness, fruity elements are faint, and very low sweet black iced tea with some soda feels dominates the palate; Hoppiness is faint lemony grass in nose and taste. Low and pleasant bitter hops permeates the background for a long, low astringent finish; Quite dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: This one is not that bitter at first, but was geared for simple, low risk, solid all round easy drinking. Subtleness come through and finish is long. A nicely hidden gem!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (417) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
Nice looking clear 0,355 l bottle. A clear amber in the glass, white head. Light herb and dry malt on the nose. Starts with malt und light citrus fruity, nearly like cold black tea with citrus. Later low roast malted and easy to drink. It´s okay.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhammaren (991) - FINLAND - FEB 10, 2014
.5l bottle from prisma Seppälä Pours clear amber with low head. Aroma is malts, herbs,caramel. Flavor is malts, caramel, some hops. A bit watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (2091) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Edinburgh. This is a golden-amber beer with a sweet malty and fruity flavour, woody and earthy notes and a creamy vanilla and slight smoky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
k92488 (217) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Kobber farger hvit skum, Smak/lukt av frukt, malt. Ellers ikke så mye å si om denne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (799) - Kemi, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle from S-market Kemi. Clear reddish coppery colour with a white creamy head. Caramel malts on the nose with a touch of smoke. Flavour is quite malty with some smoky notes also with refreshing mild hoppiness. Very nice premium bitter indeed!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinivini (321) - BELARUS - JAN 17, 2014
Copper coloured beer with moderate creamy head. Smells British ale. Aroma of yeast, caramel, hay, herbs. Medium body. Tastes bittersweet. The finish is pretty dry. Moderate bitterness at the end & in aftertaste. A well-made brew in my orinion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (555) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours clear copper with moderate white head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is strong malt and caramel. Flavor: strong malt and some caramel, bitterness is noticeable, but not overwhelming. Overall: nice easy drinking beer. If you like malty beers that are not very bitter, you’ll love this one.


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