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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: 736   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.


Trogdor's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, - JUL 12, 2004
fresh sweet hop aroma, smokey aroma also present. amber, medium frothy head, high carbonation. lightly roasted/smokey flavoured malt, chocolate, sweet/floral hops. highly carbonated, medium palate, medium bitterness. surprising and different flavour that what I expected from the aroma and appearance, distinct chocolatey and smokey flavours from the malt.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2175) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle amber-Orange color, clear, minimal head, white foam, cereal, fruit, herbs, citrus, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3090) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
On bottle from Meny Løren. AMber color, good foam. Medium/low aroma intensiity; some fruitiness, malt, light hops. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Smooth and enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (42) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, yellow, with a good slightly tanned frothy head that holds well. Full bodied, light carbonation, very fine bubbles, lots of lacing. Aroma is malt, biscuits. Taste is grassy, malty bread, fruity. Finish is clean, a bit dry and sweet,crisp finish. A nice malty beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (284) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2014
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Amber colour with OK head. Smooth taste of ale combined with some hops and strong flavoured malts.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (340) - 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 (341) - 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 (1324) - 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 (1824) - 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 (45) - 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 (3612) - 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.


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