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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber color with a off-white head. Malty, sweet and fruity aroma with some light notes off hops. Malty, light smoked flavor with some caramel sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a slowly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is mild breadish malt with a note of caramel. Flavour follows this closely with a light bitterness and mild grassy note. Goes into a light bitterness with mild citrus notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29084) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark amber with a handsome head. Very malty with a rather odd ashy tang. But otherwise soft and smooth, lightly sweet with some notes of wood. Nice brew. 010700

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle at home. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, raisins, butter and grass. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass, butter and hops with notes of raisin. Nice hoppyness, but many off-notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured, big creamy beige head, lacing. Fruity hoppy aroma. Fruitish hoppy flavour with also some roasted malts in it. Also a bit rubbery at one point. Long smoked aftertaste with hoppy hints too. Wellbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2007
Bottled at Loch Ness, Stockholm. Clear amber,rich head. Buttery aramel aroma. Sweet and mildly malty, medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Butterscotch wrapped in a thin blanket of grassy hops,notes of slightly burnt toasted bread. Finishing with medium bitterness. Typical Scottish rainy day beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16298) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber colour with an off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with hints of tea. Fruity malty flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweet mouthfeel. Sweet malty finish with some bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
Keg
Amber color, creamy head. Light malt aroma. Better taste, well malty with a good hop balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle at home ... this on Cask used to be my staple favorite beer way back in the day ... nice copper ... sweet malt fruits ... juicy sweet toffee malts ... little hop in back bone ... medium body ... medium heavy carbonation ... all round quite solid.


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