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

bottled
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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2002
This stuff is sweet to the taste mild after taste, and it goes down so smooth. Cheap for what you get

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2003
very odd taste on the palate.(like bead dough with hints of fruit?) very drinkable ale. tasty not harsh. very unique in flavor. a very good brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ScotYankBard (16) - USA - FEB 6, 2008
This brew had an awesome color for a scotch ale. Not only was this beer malty but peaty as well. I love the peat finish. Very little in the way of hops, flavor or smell and thatís the way it should be with a Scotish Ale. It is very unfortunate that someone catagorized this SCOTTISH ALE as an ESB. MALTY, LITTLE HOPS, AND PEATY FINISH.........definitely a SCOTCH ALE.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2005
500 ml bottle, pours nice brown with golden hue. nice foam. very much like belhaven scottish ale but a bit richer. bready and fruity with roasted and caramel notes. very nice malt. soft on the palate and finishes dry. well balanced. another wonderful scottish ale from belhaven. another turn on

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Woody reddish brown with decent foamy head. Inviting fruity hopped aroma. Smokey peat flavor with tart and sweet finish. Nice.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gumshoe106 (4) - morehead, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2004 does not count
This is, by far, my favorite scottish ale. The ale is extremely well-crafted in the typical Scottish tradition. I first tried it 10 years ago, and had a great deal finding it again until recently, but happily, it is now more readily available in the U.S.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcross2306 (2) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2009 does not count
Wow! What a wonderful beer. Very complex flavors, creamy, malty, tasty. Iíll definitely buy this one again. Much better than Belhaven Scottish Ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - JAN 14, 2006
Oh my god this Premium Bitter / ESB is fantastic, but at the same time it is, in my opinion, the only nice beer produced by the brewery BELHAVEN. Tasty, delicious....

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
exiledmsh (15) - , Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Better than the Scottish Ale, but still, Iíll go for anything Belhaven. Tastes a little chocolatey. Great with a cheesecake. Well, to me, at least.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3303) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 23, 2012
leather, cereal, banana, bubblegum, red, sparkling, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, lively, astringent, bitter, long finish,


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