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


on tap

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RATINGS: 754   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.

Choke's rating

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (30) - GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
Rich, roasted malt flavor. Hints of fruits and, strangely, chocolate. Taste and aroma lighten as you progress. Keeps a nice creamy head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (5064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from Meny (Amager), Copenhagen - Amber pour with off white head. Aroma and taste is sweet and toasty malty, some caramel and toffeish sweetness, light herbal twiggy hoppy nuances, pretty thin mouthfeel. Basic stuff. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015
Copenhagen 5/11 2015. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Happy golfer on the label swinging away. Pours copper brown with small white head which evaporates pretty fast. Aroma is pretty neutral. Some caramel sweetness. A little skunky. Suprisingly strong carbonation and watery palate. Taste is caramel sweet and well balanced by bitterness. Aftertaste is short and sweetish. Not bad - but not particulary interesting either. Just like golf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Giochaurand (233) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber chestnut with low white head. Aroma is malts, biscuit and caramel. Taste is malty, nutty and abit of bread. Nice, but the palate could have been much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LasseVPedersen (330) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle, 50cl. Pours almost clear amberred colour with a stable, off-white head. Hoppy, floral, fruity aroma. Buttery malty of biscuits flavour with some caramel, fruits and hops. Smooth, nice balanced mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Ends slight woody with grass in semi bitter, dry finish. Quite nicely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Inviting great ale with a foam that is quickly vanishing. Easy bubbly carbonation. It has a soft and subtle aromas of flowers and malt, and the taste is also characterized most of malt like the subtle hint of flower. Hop bitterness is modest but present a pleasant balanced shape. The finish is mediocre. I do not think it differs moreover from many other ale. Reminiscent in many ways the usual English ales. This does not mean it’s boring. I could, for instance. well buy it again to a summer night where the menu is on the barbecue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (1050) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear amber. Aroma : caramel, grass, citrus and berries . Palate : light body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3345) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015
500 ml bottle purchased in St. Andrews and consumed in nearby Largoward. Great looking ale, with an exceptionally clear red-brown body. The head is not large but has durability and leaves streaks of sticky lacing. This is hoppy for style. There’s a suggestion of this in the aroma, but it becomes most apparent from mid-taste on. Good interplay of hops and malts, with the balance seeming to changes from the from to the aftertaste as well as with warming. Medium body with crisp carbonation. O: more stimulating than watching golf.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2008) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2015
Couleur ambrée, très légère mousse. Nez houblonné herbeux avec légères notes de caramel .Gout un peu lactique avec houblon herbeux, caramel doux et bonne amertume. Bon corps. Vraiment pas mal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fellebag (1216) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
50cl bottle. Small white head. Brown color, a bit hazy. Aroma is wood, caramel, leaves, malt. Taste is sweet with wood.

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