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


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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.

evadoit's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evadoit (36) - meath, - DEC 8, 2012
toast, citrus, red, frothy, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, roasty,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (688) - - MAY 20, 2016
Very cloudy amber, some lace. Earthy nose. Medium body, little flavor, flat but smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, avg length. Hint of bitterness, no acidity, hidden sweetness. Simple fruity flavor, tangerine, yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (251) - - MAY 19, 2016
Light tan color with ruby hints. Low carbonation. Aromas of caramel, some fruitiness, and a light whiff spicy hops. Fruity and hoppy flavor. Starts fruity with bubblegum, apricots, and caramel. Finishes dry and bitter. Overall, very balanced. Good bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1053) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2016
On cask. Deep orange body, thin white head. Aroma and taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, floral hops, orange zest and some butter. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (2645) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Backlog. From cask at The Granite City, Aberdeen Airport, 04.08.12. You know you’ve landet in a civilized country when you can get a perfect pint of real ale at the airport :-) Dark golden in colour, off-white persistent head. Served slightly too cold. Aroma of dark caramel and toffee, with hints of hops and grains. Taste of caramel and malt, with superbly balanced bitterness. Long and delighful aftertaste of hops and malt that keeps evolving in the mounth. Perfect, just perfect.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (431) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
From draught, Three Tuns, London. A bit disappointing to be an ESB, dull aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small tan head. Aroma is crispy and lightly sweet with pale malts bread an biscuit. Taste is medium sweet and lightly crispy wih notes of biscuit an caramel. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (709) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
amber with a thick white head. a flavorful ale, good from the cask. could use a little more hops to liven it up

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Cask from the Kinder Lodge, Hayfield, Derbyshire. Pours mid-amber. Sweet, buttery (diacetyl?) beer with some fruits, caramel and lots of sugary aroma and taste. I can see why it’s stood the test of time but for me it is drinkable but nothing more than mediocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchad56 (283) - - AUG 3, 2015
Draft - medium amber with 1/2" creamy white head. Small hoppy aroma. Ok in mouth and on tongue. Smooth tasting with good bitter finish. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1214) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Rich malty aroma of bread, caramel, toffee, excellent example of British malts. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with thick creamy yellowish white head that lasts. Bready malty flavor with light caramel and lots of earthy, woody, hop character. Medium bodied, with medium co2, soft and smooth, lingering earthy woody finish. Very enjoyable English bitter. Very well balanced. I'm not a huge fan of Fuggles. Enjoy Goldings better. I could drink a few of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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