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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: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (502) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
A sweet strong ale with a naked alcohol astringency. A good pint is something special. Not a session bitter, it feels stronger than 5%.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AWISLguy (1055) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Sample from ck1’s tap at the Firkin. Thanks bro! A dough-y thick sour malty aroma and earthy malty taste. Blah.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Cask pour at Dandelion Pub, Philly. Clear light amber pour. Soft Fuggles and crystal malts in the nose, understated with some herbal notes too. Thin bodied, low viscosity for sure. Taste is a bit more floral and fruity than the nose would suggest, but still devolves mostly onto pale malts and tea-like bitterness. Pretty average.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2013
Tasted 15/4/2013 draught "Fox & Pheasant", Stoke-Poges, Buckinghamshire. Poured a semi-clear mid-brown colour with a thin white bubble line that diminished quickly. Laced OK. No carbonation - not a bubble. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste initally soft sweet malt then bitterness. Light body, bordering on watery. Smooth and sweetish with a bitter finish. Quite OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (999) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2013
Nice creamy brew with Carmel flavor. Nice mild and enjoyable. Worthy of a second try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
(Cask): Amber colour, small white head that lasted. A sweet aroma with hints of malts, caramel and biscuits. Similar in taste with a fruity presence. A little bit flat and boring but not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tampierre (682) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,fruit and floral aroma ; Amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet taste and bitter finish ; Lighter body ; Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TamerHirca (4) - TURKEY - MAR 25, 2013 does not count
caramel, brown, clear, medium bitterness, full body, lively, long finish, A taste to remember and look for. My favourite.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (2494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
Tap at Abbot’s Choice, Tokyo. Amber colour with a small white head. Fruity malt aroma. Flavour is fruity, malt, caramel.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2594) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 6, 2013
Appearance: Chestnut brown, medium pure white head. Aroma: Malty, quite biscuit like, dark fruit, caramel and skunky grass hops, flavour: Bitter sweet, caramel, grass, quite sweet with a dry mouthfeel and a ling bitter finish.


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