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


on tap

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
Cask. Aroma hint´s of diacityl and malts and almost no hop, nice color, flavor nice bitter but a bit weak, the diacityl is over the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2007
At the Olde School House, Aberdeen. Clear amber with a dense but fading white head. Aroma is strongly malty, with toffee and caramel predominate as well as some interesting notes of dried fruit. Taste is much the same, with a flash of citrus overwhelmed by toffee, heavier sugar fruits, and a rich caramel. Quite sweet in many respects, and slightly watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alfa (12) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2007
Cask: The Granta, Cambridge. Rich caramel taste and a long finish. The university’s favourite beer, The boat crew trians in teh brewery doing bunnyhops with with full hopsacks in 100 degrees F.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2007
Cask in Camden Town, Londony copper with a small ansd bubbly head. Fruity and somewhat dryish aroma. Fine grassy hoppiness and malty fruitiness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
sweet malt and some hops are present in the aroma. copper color. awful stale malty flavor with little hops. medium palate. Maybe I had an off one, because it was absolute shitte.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (8464) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2006
Half pint handpulled on cask at The Six Bells in St Albans. Clear amber in colour with a white foamy layer leaving firm lacing on the glass. Malty base in aroma with some dark fruits. The same goes for the taste - smooth malt and dried fruits. Short bitterness in the ending. Very ordinary English bitter and this version was not that well kept at the pub - not fresh enough (29.09.2006).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4290) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
Cask@George and Dragon, Thringstone. Golden reddish beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly toffee hopped, and the flavour is smooth, watery, caramel and hopped. Overall a reasonable beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 7, 2006
Cask, Tut n’ Shive, Doncaster. Clear dark chestnut, thin off-white head. No aroma. Seriously, none. Oh wait, touch of malt there. That’s it. Balanced malt and hop taste. Sweet finish. Boring. Standard. Dull. Acetic and tannin in the mouth afterwards. Some fruit under that? I don’t know, because this is such a bad pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Kings Arms Melrose, this was slightly hazy, but had a good lasting head. An average pint really, nice maltiness with a soft fruit/hop finish. Ok, but didn’t think it worthy of a 70 percentile rating!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stine (1627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Cask at the Half Moon, Oxford. This was the only option while England was taking it to Sweden in the World Cup. Seems like this is a bitter made to resemble a belgian brew, as it’s got a bit of spicy, herbal hop flavor to it along with a good deal of yeast presence. There’s something incredibly sour in it, though, that made it nearly undrinkable for me. Glad I held back for only a half-pint.

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