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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA (Europe) (Bottle)

Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
previously 5.3%

A stunning India Pale Ale (IPA), don’t think that Belhaven’s Twisted Thistle has anything jaggy, spikey, prickly or otherwise pain-inflicting in its nature. Quite the opposite. Your taste buds will tingle with pleasure after a sip or two of this golden nectar. A real treat from our master brewers in Dunbar.
Ingredients: Pale malt, Cascade and Challenger hops.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
euniceradio (142) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
12oz bottle to pint. Pours clear gold. No head. Aroma of faded pale malts and fruit. Taste is crappy pear and cheap American lager. Low carb. No hop bitterness. AT ALL. Not even close to the right style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (1230) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark golden pour with a frothy head. Some weak hops, caramel, pineapple, grainy with some grassy notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GSAP (568) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2015
Een beetje gewoontjes als IPA, bittertje, ook zoetje, aardig kraagje, maar ook een beetje laf. Weinig indruk gemaakt. Uit fles in Aabenra DK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (300) - Potsdam, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2015
Golden colour, quickly diminishing white head leaves some lacing. Fruity aroma, a little bit of pine as well. Taste is mildly bitter at first, then bitter, then spicy and herbal. There’s a little dryness in the mouthfeel. I would have loved a little more bitterness, but it’s alright.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mofu666 (5) - - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
Aromat: dziwny niezbyt przyjemny perfumowany zapachWygl?d: spora piana, ale brak lacingu. Jednak?e korona si? utrzymuje. Kolor s?aba herbata, nieciekawy. Smak: piwo gorzkie, wodniste , jest goryczka ale smak jest p?aski, brak aromatu na podniebieniu. Metaliczny posmak.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
colui72 (187) - HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Poor appearance: golden bubbles like any cheap lager in a can; faded fruity aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar clara, casi limpia. Dos dedos de espuma blanca. Aroma frutal no muy fuerte. Algo de grano de cafe. En boca equilibrada, percibiendo en algún momento dulce caramelo, aunque el predominio es del lupulo. Aporta un amargor seco importante, pero sin los toques florales y frutales típicos del estilo. Muy cremosa y bien de gas. Ciertos recuerdos a whisky de barrica terminan a hacer de ella una muestra extraña aunque se bebe bien.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (630) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
330 ml, flaske, 5,6 % ABV (tidl. 5,3 % ABV), BB: 03/2016, købt i Føtex på Østerbro, 3. juni 2015. Ravfarvet klar skotsk IPA med hvid 3 cm skumtop, som svinder til et par mm og gardiner. Rolig i glasset. Humlearoma af blomster og koriander. Noter af grapefrugt. Fin, forholdsvis enkel, men velsmagende og rimelig bitter smag. Brygget indeholder faktisk en let sødme, uden at det ødelægger noget indtryk. Fin balance med solid bitterhed. Middel fyldig krop med en karbonering, der er på middel niveau. Olieret konsistens. Afslutningen er bittersød og ganske kort. Velsmagende IPA med velplaceret lille sødme og nyt etiketdesign.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bolian (41) - - JUN 3, 2015
330 ml bottle. Thick white foam with good retention and light caramel honey golden colour. Aromas malt, caramel and hoppy grape / citrus. Not that dominant bitterness but a nice glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
overtheline (65) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
330 ml bottle pours a clear light copper with a very slightly off white head with reasonable retention. Aroma, hmmm strange one, this seemed to take a while to open up and I don’t think it was too cold. Initially next to nothing but after a few minutes there is a little grapefruit some light piney notes and a little sweet concentrated fruit. Taste is sweet, good bit of malt coming through. Does not get particularly bitter but there is a nice low level long bitterness going through the finish. Bit weird, bit enjoyable.

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