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Greene King 1209 (Cask)

Greene King 1209 (Cask)
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Formerly brewed at Greene King
Style: Traditional Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Special - 2009
Drinkers in Cambridge are being invited to toast the university’s 800th anniversary with a pint of ale brewed specially for the occasion. The beer, named "1209" after the year of the university’s foundation, is based on the type of medieval brew that would have been available to scholars when they arrived in Cambridge 800 years ago. It is "a traditional recipe that has been updated for modern palates", according to John Bexon, its creator and Greene King’s head brewer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
5th September 2009
Cambridge I think! Clear brown beer, light tan head. Softish dry palate. Very light toffee in the malt. Repressed apple. Touch of hop in the finish. Usual Greene King!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cask at the Anchor, Cambridge, 21st Oct 09. Dark amber with some white lacy head. Not much aroma, just some rough hops. Quite toffeeish malt. Glad I tried (for the university connection) but really it’s average GK quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2009
Red-brown in colour, with cherries and hops in the nose. Slightly bitter. Cherries and citrus in the mouth and some cereals. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (9358) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2009
Cask at The Eagle, Cambridge, 03-10-09 Pours amber with a white head. Tangy & fruity with some toffee in the mouth, light bitterness, little chewy, ok. A5 A3 F6 P3 Ov11 2.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5901) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 Cask at the Brook, Mill Road, Cambridge. Reddish copper with a thin cream head; apple aroma; sour apple flavour with good malts in support; let down by a cloying finish.

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