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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: 1338   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36403) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2002
A red beer with a good head. It has a slightly fruity aroma. And a good sweet powerful flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Malty aroma - caramel, toasted malt, a little nuttiness. Brilliant amber color. Malt dominates the flavor, tastes a little like Newcastle but with better balance. Would lend itself well to drinking in mass quantity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5042) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2009 Original Rating, September 21, 2002, Bottle:There is an overwhelming nut flavor to it, which personaly I do not find appealing. Other than that, a strong brew. 7/5/5/3/14 Re-rating, May 26, 2008, Bottle: Again, I leave my original rating as a testament on how NOT to do ratings when you start out. Clear dark copper color with a thin head. A nutty and caramel aroma. Tastes of old, stale, earthy hops, and not entirely in a bad way. A little nutty. An almost vegetal hop finish. Not bad. Oddly enough, my original final score still stands.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Draft- You cant beat the look of a nitro-draft beer. Eternal thick head covering a dark brown body. I was somewhat surprised (and let down) by the bland flavor of this beer. Nice and easy to drink but it lacks something.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotsman99 (7) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2002 does not count
Something about a nitro pull that just soothes the back of the tongue. Nice malty mouthfeel with a slightly mild hop finish. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2003 I had this after Arcadia Starboard Stout, so I might have been corrupted. This beer had the same smokyness, a nice dry finish, a good roasted malt flavor... it just lacked a little something that it's evening predecessor had. A good Ale though.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Medium brown color, medium head. A medium bodied ale. Malty, somewhat nutty taste. There is a smoky undertone. Good hop/malt balance. Mouthfeel is a little thin, slight off taste (undefined). Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2002

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Amazing scottish ale, and one of my favorite beers as well. Big malty taste with remnants of fresh baked bread lingering in the background. Great with roast chicken or turkey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2002
I dont know why it is, but some beers really seem to lose a lot as far as flavor goes when you pour them up in a glass. This is one such beer... tasted great in the bottle, but when I poured it up to score it for appearance... poof. Slightly yeasty/biscuit flavor. Mouthfeel seemed a bit thin for this style. Pretty good, but I think I will stick with McEwans. Wait a minute... 3.9% vs. 8%? I KNOW I will stick with McEwans.


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