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


on tap


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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Take a bow Belhaven. Fantastic example of a sweet, malty Scottish ale. Subtle herbs, slightly gassy, nice palate and autumnal bliss man. Drink and drink, its brilliant. Moreish and SIMPLE. Lovely feel in the mouth and balanced after taste. Unpretentious! Scottish ale at just about its best. About as untrendy as a walking stick but walking sticks are cool when held by the right person. Shit new label, old untrendy one was best. 500ml £1.25 in lidl! If this was in a wee bottle with a craft poncy label and charged at £2.50 you’d be swooning over it. Great simple beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
500 ml bottle, 4,6 % ABV version. Clear amber body with a rather small off-white head. Light aroma mainly from caramel malt. Flavor is mainly caramel malt as well with hint of fruit and low bitterness. Did honestly not find any smoke as described by so many other old ratings. Recipe might have been changed during the last years? Medium body and a bit short in aftertaste. Pretty classic old style British bitter, no faults but too one-dimensional to be able to drink a lot of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (3433) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Duft av humle, malt og noe eik. Fin kastanjebrun gyllen farge. dekkende skum. Smak av malt, eik og noe honning. Flaske ettiketten sier 4.6%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (595) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2014
Pours dark amber with off-white head. Floral aroma with some caramel. Medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (3072) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle amber-Orange color, clear, minimal head, white foam, cereal, fruit, herbs, citrus, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4806) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
On bottle from Meny Løren. AMber color, good foam. Medium/low aroma intensiity; some fruitiness, malt, light hops. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Smooth and enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (207) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, yellow, with a good slightly tanned frothy head that holds well. Full bodied, light carbonation, very fine bubbles, lots of lacing. Aroma is malt, biscuits. Taste is grassy, malty bread, fruity. Finish is clean, a bit dry and sweet,crisp finish. A nice malty beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2014
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Amber colour with OK head. Smooth taste of ale combined with some hops and strong flavoured malts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (1398) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
I remember this being really tasty 20 years ago, tasting it a few days ago, I was very disappointed, bland, tasteless beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinte (500) - Udine, ITALY - AUG 27, 2014
Old rating. Bottle 0.33L. Clear, amber body with average, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some lacing. Moderate malty (grains, some caramel) and hoppy (herbal) aroma. Light-to-moderate bitter and sweet flavour, nicely balanced. Light-to-medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

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