Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
Cask at a Wetherspoons at Heathrow. Golden with a thin white head. Aroma is quite spicy with nice earthy hops and a soft grainy Maris Otter malt. Flavour is well-balanced with light fruitiness behind the earthy/spicy hops. A lightly spicy earthy bitterness. Nice pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2007
1 pint (at Wetherspoon in London) Amber clear colour with a nice creamy head. Light aroma of toffee and hints of malt. Flavour of malt and caramel very tasty in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12289) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2007
Copper with a small but lasting white head. Caramel malty aroma with some grassy hops. Sweet and smooth, some caramel and butterscotch but balanced by the fresh hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
Cask Everywhere. A good session pint, solid. Quite fruity with hints of yeast and some malt. Decently hopped finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Cask at The Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham, 28/09/07. Clear amber with a little head. Aroma is mainly malt and alcohol, some hops. The alcohol comes through in the taste too and warms the finish. There’s a persistent fruity aftertaste. Overall, this is a solid if unspectacular ale. It’s a workhorse of a brand for GK and a "good port in a storm" when there’s little variety of ale on offer, but unlikely to ever be anyone’s favourite ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Clearish straight amber covered by a small white head. Almost salty, surprisingly hoppy, grassy nose in which the softly toasty, fruity (peach) malts let the hops’ expansion take place. Development kept on in mouth, the bitterness is quite restrained and soft, mineral. A fine, available anywhere, go-to ale when you’re stuck in a place with a poor range.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (12637) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2007
Draught at Dr.Lousie Esbjerg. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. moderate malty light grassy hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flavor with wooddy and cheesy notes. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
Cask. At The Sherlock Holmes, near Trafalgar Square, London. Slightly hazy copper pour with a smallish lasting creamy head. Dry, moderately sweet light roast malt aroma, some soft yeast notes, light sweet grassy hops. The taste follows, more hop bitterness, herbal and grassy, the malt seems a tad nutty, and the hop bitterness lasts surprisingly long, even it is is very restrained. The body is creamy and average thickness, light carbonation and astringency appropriate to a cask bitter, with a decently long light herbal linger. A very decent session pint, and in pretty good shape.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
Cask at Standing Order, Edinburgh. Amber colour. Light sweet with orange peels and a bit chemical. Smooth mouthfeel. No sugar detected here, which is promising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22603) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Cask at Standing Order, Edinburgh. Amber colour. Sweet and sulphury. Caramelly malt, medium bodied with a fair amount of substance. Minerally bitter finish. Pertty good.

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