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

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1303   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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3.5
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2003
pours dark red with a sweet malty aroma, hints of caramel, butterscotch, and smoked peat malt, and a touch of bitterness, a tad light but nice.

3.2
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Somehow I purchased this at an import store entirely unaware it was the same beer invading the shelves of every grocery store in town - right along with Boddington, Murphy's, and Young's. Surprisingly fruity, this Scottish Ale is a bit off the beaten track at first but works its way into the malty realm typical Scottish Ales posess. The characteristic mouthfeel is there, but there seems to be some bitterness that I am not so fond of. I have yet to try one of the draughts but after unpleasant experiences with Young's and Boddington I'm not jumping at the opportunity.

3.5
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2003
I used to drink this back when it had painted bottles, probably 7-8 years ago. I have not had it since then. It pours a clear, dark amber red color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is malty sweet with a touch of butterscotch. Light bodied with medium carbonation, the flavor is sweet up front, but the finish is oddly smokey with a touch of burnt flavoring. Very smooth and quite interesting, but not as good as I remember it to be. It would make a great session beer with its 3.9% ABV.

3.4
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Nice, but not as good as the St. Andrews, also by Belhaven. Needs a more distinctive flavor, in this case.

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EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Thin and slightly bitter. Not hoppy enough. I'd call it almost dry, in that the (thin) flavor is there (almost) and then it's gone. The novelty can does nothing for this beer, as it does not have enough body to it to match the artificially enhanced head. If it wasn't beer, i'd pour it out ;-)

3.8
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Orange/amber, with nice offwhite head. A little bitterness which melds well with the peaty malt. Nice texture.

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Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Better if it is not in a can, but tasty stuff none the less. The beer has a very creamy texture to it, with a light brown color, thin to medium head that last for a short while. Not very bitter and alcohol is almost non-apparent. I woill drink this again however, just hopefully on tap next time.

3.7
OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
Creamy texture without an overpowering bitterness. Best from the tap.......

3.9
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2003
On tap: Pours mostly foam/nitrogenated, which settles into a golden colored ale with a large, fluffy, and dense head. The aroma is sweet, like candy. The body is thin, but compensated for with the thick pillowy head. Flavor is mellow, slightly malty, and has a great, smokey peat malt character. This may be my new favor beer on tap at the local bars.

3.3
Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
Sparkling light brown,thick beige head.Good malt profile. Complex and well balanced


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