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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


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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10138) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Golden color. Hay, peach, licorice and salt in the aroma. Malty sweetish, salty, slightly alcoholic flavor. Peach. Some hopbitterness. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (3343) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle: Dark golden color, off-white head. Aroma of pine, herbs, resin. Flavor is malty, light sweet, caramelic, herbal, pine, bitter hops. To rough hops for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (223) - - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color, minimal White head. Not much Nose, a little sour. Taste is the same, malty with a sour Nose. Light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2013) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Old rating rerated 20.08.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, sap, caramel malts, leafs, bark, heather, weeds, wet grass, dried fruits. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, sap, leafs, caramel malts, dried fruits, wet grass, bark, weeds, hops. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and watery mouthfeel. Fair enough, just boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleoclock (3) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Tesco Copper orange with an off white head. Citrus and fruits throughout. Also reminds me of hay, a bit dry perhaps. Bitter after taste. A bit thin as I got to the end of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Qlaz (3) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Honung, nektarin, väldigt mjuk.lite bitterhet. Ingen spets trots lite humle. Otypisk IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
Very fruity hop aroma. Cloudy golden colour with excellent head. Very strong and bitter hop flavours with a caramel malt finish. Medium to heavy warming body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (416) - CROATIA - AUG 11, 2014
Clear golden color, average sized white creamy head. Some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and malts. Medium body, average carbonation. Medium sweet, light bitter taste with dryish finish. Very light IPA, but tasty enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (610) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle 0,33L. Clear, copper colour with small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, honey, vanilla, caramel. Taste is moderate bitter and fruity with caramel sweetness at the same time. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Really good brew, but it seems more like APA to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mooms (41) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
Falls under "euro lager with American hops" category. Bitterness in aftertaste but nothing special.

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