RateBeer
overall
44
45
style
Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (416) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (515) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Cask @ the White House Leicester. Smooth drinking easily quaffable. These are things you can say about this beer. Boring is another thing you can you say. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2013
Clear copper with small creamy. Aroma of caramel and nuts. Taste of copper, nuts, some toffee. Coppery aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaguarxj6 (36) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask @ Blue Stoops Chesterfield. Pleasantly surprised by this light brown ale,considering I think most other Greene King beers are down in the relegation zone. Nice caramel nutty taste with hop flavours in evidence. Some think it ain,t what it used to be and that might be true,but it,s certainly preferable to IPA. A bit strong to have too many at a time but a decent enough beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1156) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Cask in the Anchor, Cambridge. Ruddy brown colour, white head. Malty strong ale, feels quite alcoholic, fruity, malts, hint of dishwater but much nicer than the lower ABV Greene King rubbish. Booze is a bit in your face. Actually fairly pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Cask @ Stansted airport.Aroma is sweaty grassy hops with faint caramel malt. Flavour is mild hoppy with herbal and grassy notes. Decent.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1507) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Had at Old Toms in Oxford. Nice, drinkable session beer. Amber on color. Slightly hoppy. Thin head. Hints of caramel and somewhat sweet. Nice.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (546) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 29, 2013
A good bitter. Unfortunately cask seems not comfortable with my nose. I cannot feel anything.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (390) - SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Red-amber colour with a thick white head. Sweet caramel malty, toffee aroma. Taste is sweet. Thick, creamy texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1742) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Cask@Abraham Darby, Merry Hill. Dark copper beer with a medium head and good lacing. Aroma pf malts and caramel. Taste is malts, caramel and toffee. OK beer. One that I have left to try in a JDW when there is nothing new. Today was the day.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 28


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50