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


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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.

hogan873's rating

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LasseVPedersen (312) - 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 (1289) - 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 (998) - 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 (3223) - 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 (1840) - 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 (1183) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5909) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Lovely clear copper color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing. Hoppy aroma, with light fruity notes. Moderate caramel, mild bready and hoppy flavor with some fruitiness coming through.
[Bottle from Meny Begby in Fredrikstad, Norway]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdjuice (472) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2015
Pours pretty amber with lacy white head. Aroma is doughy, yeasty, maybe a little skunky. Mouthfeel is pleasantly refreshing, nice weight with good carbonation. Flavors are doughy, buttery, sweet, with a subtle hop bite on the early finish that makes this a bit more interesting than I anticipated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mahkus (84) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Went to lidl for a cheap bottle of beer and got this. Not much intrest to the flavour and not bitter enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foffern (1467) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma of fudge, leather, wood and some chocolate. The flavour is light with wood and grass, and is a little dry. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. An okay ale, but maybe has a bit careful taste.

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