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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles, nitro-cans (as Draught), and in kegs; usually nitro-kegs.
Also known as Export.
The cask version is known as 80/-.
Note: It appears there are two versions of this beer - 5.2% primarily for the US market and 3.9% mainly for Europe.

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2.7
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2003
This is from the widget can. It appears that this innovation gives a sameness to a lot of beers. I like the colour and subtle nutty aroma after it settles, but it is too thin and lacking in flavour to be a 'give me another' beer. As a mid strength beer it is OK.

2.5
Hansen (8621) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
Perfect appearance. Red-amber and a big head. Aroma and flavor is smoked and nothing more. Feels a bit thin/waterish.

2.1
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2003
Nutty malt aroma. Copper hue with white head. Nutty, earthy taste with elements of soil in the tastes. Like an Alt beer which is not in my opinion a good thing.

2.5
Frank (4262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2003
Light mahogany in color. Thin but lingering head. Some spots of lace. Earthy nose with some vinous notes. Light front. The same surgical gauze/alcohol overtones I taste (but others don't) in many Scottish ales. Some roasted coffee notes. A bit watery and thin on flavor. Quick finish with just a touch of bitterness.

3.3
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2003
This beer has a clear deep amber body topped by a medium thick off-white head with a good amount of lace. Slightly sweet mutty malt aroma with a slight hoppiness in the background. Malty flavor with strong roasted nut notes and a slight hoppiness. The finish is nutty and disappears quickly. Medium bodied with a tingling sensation on the tongue.

5
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
Amazing...I just can't get enough. In my opinion, the perfect beer.....

3.7
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2003
Very pretty red-amber color with a medium creamy head. Aroma is caramel-sweet but with woody overtones---unusual and quite nice...Flavor features a light smokiness that augments the malts' delicate sweetness. Hops provide top-end balance, and the woody-dry finish rounds out a profile that is varied and subtle. The body is medium-light, befitting the understated character of this ale, but the balance of this complex offering is outstanding. My palate favors more robust ales, but I have high admiration for the solid construction of this product...Very enjoyable.

3.6
RobBestwick (983) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2003
toasty and nutty aroma, tawny colour with an off-white head, toasted, nutty and dry woodiness, similar to an altbier, very dry woody finish.

3.5
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Unbelievably pleasant given that its only 3.9% ABV. This one pours a very crystal clear amber color with a minimal white head. The aroma is heavy on the malts...caramel definitely present, and a small aspect of fruit. The taste is definitely all about the caramel malts interracting with the back of the tounge. Very sweet finish, little hop bitterness, and a low to medium level of carbonation. Very easily drinkable, definitely one dimensional in its sweetness, but still very nice.

3.3
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Wow now this is what a Scottish ale is about. Malt is in the forefront and carries through with a wonderful smoky peat sweetness. I am in love with this type of ale, it really goes well with a nices pot roast. Let the ale warm up to around 55-60 to get a the full throttle effect of this wonderfully complex ale. If you like a malty/low hop ale, then this will undoubtably be one to try.


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