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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 284   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Cask, JDW. Dark amber, thin white head, good lace. Aroma is hay, cardboard, little bit of orange caramel. Taste is... Bitter-like. Watery. Boring.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (992) - CROATIA - JAN 16, 2014
Cask in London. Amber color, small head, malty aroma and flavor, maybe some caramel as well. I really like ales but this one is not my favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1214) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Cask at the Talbot Inn Worcester: Dark amber colour, small white head that lasted. A sweet aroma with hints of malts, and caramel. Taste similar. Not a bad beer from Greene King.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blueden (15) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Not as good as it used to be in the 1970’s but still a decent beer. Always had a good malt feel and reasonable hop taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (2653) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 24, 2013
Cask at the Unicorn Hotel, Ripon, September 2013. Clear nutty brown with thin head. A little nutty, toffee and a little sweet wine in the nose, bitter, some pecan dryness and perhaps diluted cinnamon syrup in the mouth. Light-to-medium body, smooth and bitter aftertaste. Too wine-like for me.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (168) - - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Really nice ale. Good after taste. Aroma a little Very weak. Popular here and I can see why. Would definitely drink again. Nice caramel flavour. Love the after taste. Nice amber appearance. Good bite on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
xo4upoku6at (10) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 3, 2013
Has a fruity undertone, very smooth. Girls like it because of its facile taste ;)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spartakbarnsley (55) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 2, 2013
Pleasantly surprised by a lovely pint of this somewhere near Gatwick Airport on a balmy summer evening. Maybe it tasted better due to the weather and the fact that it was my first hand-pulled pint in Britain for six months, but sank a treat. Well above average English bitter, with a satisfying hoppy presence. Greene King is far from my favourite brewery, and this beer is awful in bottles but this really hit the spot.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4469) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Cask at JDW, White Lady, Edinburgh. Pours clear copper-brown with a good white head. Inoffensive aromas, toffee malt and nuts. Some bitterness evident eventually. Grassy end of things. Finishes forgettably.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (653) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 25, 2013
Flying horse Gatwick. Copper colour. Foam head. Not much aroma - sweet wood, nuts. Sweet caramel on tongue with a balanced bitter finish. Not too watery. Dry finish, a little metallic. Pleasantly surprised by this though. A step above some bitters but not a total hit.


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