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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: 725   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.


oppear's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oppear (61) - Tallinn, - JUN 30, 2013
Top holds, aroma is a different hop(s)? Tastes like the smell of old cotton in the attic of an old house, moths flying at premises. This takes a little to get used to.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
delorian (29) - budapest, HUNGARY - APR 14, 2014
Szép, meleg borostyán szín. Fűves, karamellás illattal nyít. Majd a malátás, kekszes jegyek mellett hangsúlyozottan egy enyhe fanyarság is előbújik, ami kiegyensúlyozott és hosszan megmarad, azaz nem válik tolakodóvá. Kifejezetten könnyű ivósör, de ehhez képest meglepően összetett ízvilágú, finoman kimunkált sör.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (115) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
Geruch ist angenehm süßlich nach Sirup, Karamell und ganz leicht nach Zimt. Geschmack dann zart nach Kaffee mit Toffee und Sahnebonbon. Für meinen Geschmack etwas zu stark karbonisiert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuze (251) - - APR 7, 2014
Kräftiges Hopfenaroma mit Anklang von Karamell. Im Antrunk dann erstaunlich süß, im Abgang nicht so bitter wie es das Aroma erwarten lassen würde. Dezente Röstaromen. Sehr lecker.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Migmar (219) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Amber, medium head. Grassy, bready, slightly roasted, nuts. Light sweetness, medium bitterness, semi-full palate. Not bad at all.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jpkeskinen (154) - FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
From a bottle at home. Slightly bitter, slightly fruity but a bit strange. Not too tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (823) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 1, 2014
dark golden to amber colour, moderate off-white head; aroma of bread, some toffee, minimal fruityness and grassy hops; well ballanced bittersweet taste, though not too complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (126) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Poured into a pint glass. Amber/orangey, with a white, foamy, cushiony head. Aromas- lots of hops, floral notes, meadowy, bit of yeast, bread. Nice smelling. Taste- quite full flavoured, big bitter hop presence, raisin, little bit of pine, toffee. Easy drinking and very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2035) - 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 (612) - 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 (5500) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.


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