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

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4227) - 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.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 7, 2006
Cask, Tut ní Shive, Doncaster. Clear dark chestnut, thin off-white head. No aroma. Seriously, none. Oh wait, touch of malt there. Thatís it. Balanced malt and hop taste. Sweet finish. Boring. Standard. Dull. Acetic and tannin in the mouth afterwards. Some fruit under that? I donít know, because this is such a bad pint.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1044) - 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 didnít think it worthy of a 70 percentile rating!

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stine (1490) - 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 itís got a bit of spicy, herbal hop flavor to it along with a good deal of yeast presence. Thereís something incredibly sour in it, though, that made it nearly undrinkable for me. Glad I held back for only a half-pint.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 A Sim Rate (Cask at The Gatehouse) Smells like algae, sweet and creamy. Tastes like peanuts. Redcurrant aftertaste. Quite sweet for an ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
Cask, Handpump @ .... .Amber colour with a small off-white head. Has a malty aroma with some fruitiness. Some hints of hops in the aroma aswell. Malty fruity flavor. Leaving you with a long hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2006
Cask: Copper coloured, small lacing white head; sweet-malty and light bitter nose; bitter-sweet flavour, mild, soft MF; mild, delicate herbal hoppy finish. A bit thin for a beer of 4,9% ABV..........

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2355) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2006
Handpump @ the legendary George Inn, Southwark.
Sparkling copper body with a very short-lived white head that managed a little legs. Biscuity sweet nose. In the mouth itís very similar with toffee, salted nuts and toasted malt predominant over a light earthy hop note that sits in the very recess of the mouth. Dries out in the back end with a very gentle bitter apex before all malt in the swallow and a light residual sweetness that lingers long afterwards. Completely still, light bodied but relatively smooth, it could get quite heavy after a few pints so Iíd say one was enough. Not bad at all.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2006
Tried at the Eagle pub at Cambridge. Pale tawny body, mainly malt in the aroma, caramel in the taste and a little watery.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4032) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
Cask at Railway Kew Gardens 28 Apr 06. Golden brown colour. A shortlived soapy head. Some fruity hints. A sourish bitter aftertatse. Refreshing.


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