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


on tap

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a medium, creamy white head and an amber body. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Subtle, smokey flavour. Rather bland ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Good blend of many flavors, nothing too powerful about this beer. Worth a try is you like ambers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Dark amber, small head that vanished quickly, some malt, toffee aroma, bland flavor, thin and watery mouthfeel, not impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Dark amber color, with little head. Not much nose upon the first smell, after smelling for a bit could detect a bit of smoke and malt.Very good smokey malt flavor. Can drink plenty of this fine ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2003
A dark amber beer with a good head. The aroma is slight with notes of fruit and smoked malt. The flavor is very soft and good with a light smoke note as well as some fruitiness. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2003
Amber bodied with a delicious inch high contoured cream head. Toasted malt aroma with some smoke notes. Lovely malt taste--has a barrel quality to it, to me this is the epitome of a scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2004 Beautiful aroma and appearance. Good head, caramel coloured tiny bubbles with good lacing. Definate smokiness to the flavour and a saltiness as well. Heavy flavour takes a few sips to get used to. Light fruit at the start. Bitterness and hops in the back. Definately a flavour you'll remember. Can feel the carbonation on your tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
Stong scotch, sugary aroma. One of the strongest aromas I have experienced so far. Pours a lovely copper brown, thick head. Looks great in my Guinness glass. Downhill from there. Has a unenjoyable palate. Hint of smokiness, combined with the cigarette-butt aftertaste. Description on the back of the bottle talks about the golf course and skips the beer. Now we know why.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Smells and tastes like smokey, lightly watered down scotch whiskey with slightly bitter hop flavor. Dark reddish brown in color. Good head diminishes very quickly.Light to medium body or mouthfeel.Not much sweetness. Decent carbonation stays. Tasted a little bland. Maybe this was an old bottle, but I probably won't try this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2003
Sweet, fruit and malt aroma. Copper, pours a large vanilla head. Malt, caramel, almost no bitterness. Thin mouthfeel, good but I'm sure this was better when it was fresh.

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