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


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RATINGS: 279   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (119) - - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Really nice ale. Good after taste. Very popular here and I can see why. Would definitely drink again. Nice caramel flavour. Love the after taste. Nice amber appearance. One of my top 10 out of 110 tasted now.

   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 ;)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spartakbarnsley (30) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3339) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (499) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (517) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThreeCats (567) - ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2013
Clear copper with small creamy. Aroma of caramel and nuts. Taste of copper, nuts, some toffee. Coppery aftertaste

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1188) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3795) - 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.

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