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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: 263   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.


AdamGott's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2013
light brown/gold pour (from can) - aroma of bread and yeast - creamy on the mouth with malt and light hopping.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Cask in the Thomas Sheraton, Stockton. Amber with a white head. Quite sweet at first with caramel before a more bitter finish that’s a bit fruity. Not too bad.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daddydonkey (1) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
I have been drinking this for years and have never been disapointed. Always nice lacing..fruity without the sourness of most others and so smooth its like drinking whipped cream .

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (137) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Pours amber with a creamy white head. Faint hoppy aroma with some fruit and sweetness, fairly weak. Taste of lots of hops and bitterness. It’s a little bit watery but quite nice otherwise.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Cask at Deep Ellum, January 2014
Off-white head tops a strawberry-blonde colored beer, very clear. Retention is moderate.
Minerals, sweet buttercream and light fruitiness in the nose with very little in the way of hops. Perhaps a touch of earthy bitterness but very fleeting. I do get a bit of sharpness, however, just a bit of alcohol mixing with the esters.
The flavor shows more creamy, somewhat bland malts, with light sweetness, light nuttiness and lots of fruitiness that grows slightly alcoholic and a touch bitter (hoppiness) on the finish. Drinkable, but very low in character and quite forgettable. Wateriness seems appropriate and the body is still approximately medium despite this. Enough maltiness to keep it drinkable. Not sure where the alcohol sharpness is coming from.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Cask at The Greene Oak in Windsor. Fruity taste dominates. Not great. .......... ...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2115) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at the White Lady. Appearance - amber with a nice head. Nose - toffee with perhaps a hint of apple. Taste - more toffee apple. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish. Overall - good example of the Bitter style.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (613) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Cask six chimneys jdw Wakefield. Golden amber colour decent white head good lacing. Slight malt aroma. Taste some sweet malts slight hop nasty bitter atertaste. Medium body soft carbonation. Not the best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Cask at The Cow, Parkstone; dark amber, thin white head; decent sweetish caramel malt / earthy hop balance; slightly metallic finish; not exciting but not bad either; there’s something profoundly unsessionable about the finish in particular.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nilsas (974) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
Duft av malr og honning. Fin gyllen farge. Lite skum, litt langs kant. Smak av litt honning meden bittre smak.

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.


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