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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: 732   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.


hogan873's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Deep tan body with a thick, creamy off-white head. The aroma is faint, but I note some malt and nuts there. The palate is very smooth and creamy with light carbonation. The flavor stands out a bit more than the aroma. Malty and sweet with some nut touches. Smooth finish. Not bad.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (335) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
I remember this being really tasty 20 years ago, tasting it a few days ago, I was very disappointed, bland, tasteless beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinte (329) - Udine, ITALY - AUG 27, 2014
Old rating. Bottle 0.33L. Clear, amber body with average, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some lacing. Moderate malty (grains, some caramel) and hoppy (herbal) aroma. Light-to-moderate bitter and sweet flavour, nicely balanced. Light-to-medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Psytron (1309) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2014
4.6 % (Finland) version. Mild smell of malt. Copper colour, white head. Aroma of sugar, malt. Very mild flavour. Medium sweet. Flat carbon, slightly oily texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Scottish ale apparently brewed in honour of St. Andrews, home of golf. Regularly shaped, mousse-like, yellowish white, nicely sticky and perfectly stable head, colour a deep reddish amber, cristal clear. Nutty and caramelly malts in the nose, bit smoky accent, fruit (peach, mango, grapefruit), grassy hops, nutmeg, peat, bitter honey, wheaty accent. Crispy fruitiness with lively carbonation, smooth and thinnish, bit oily mouthfeel, caramel malt base evolving in a strong nuttiness and ending in a peppery hoppy and lightly smoky, long and interesting finish. Very well-balanced, tasty ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
car13many (39) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Nie urzeklo mnie to piwo. Ale troche wodnisty, rozczarowujacy w porownaniu do innych szkockich piw.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle, from Sainsburys, Grimsby. Golden brown, thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Slight fruitiness in the nose with a background of sweet caramel, hints of chocolate and coffee initially in the mouth quickly gaining a fruity edge and a little grainy sweetness, gentle hop bitterness and some sweet burnt toffee notes linger in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (186) - POLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a white, medium head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity with a hints of hops. Taste is similar: malt, caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
delorian (55) - 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 (220) - 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 (352) - - 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.


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