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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: 989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
500ml bottles and 440/500ml cans: Filtered. Also available in kegs under nitro pressure.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brnandersen (2298) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015
50 cl. bottle from Fakta discounter. Dark, copper colour with a dense, white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, nuts, toasted notes, fruity notes, some butterscotch. Subtle bitterness. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with fruity hints and caramel malts. Some grasses adds bitterness. Okay, somewhat old fashioned.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (247) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
Meg flot og klar øl. Lidt skuffende. Noget ordinær og kedelig i smagen. Nu er den smagt

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fluxing (489) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Kolor jasnobursztynowy, klarowne. Ladna czapa bialej piany. W aromacie niewiele sie dzieje, karton, miod, troche karmelu. W odczuciu polwytrawne, bardzo gladkie. W smaku lekki przypalony karmel, delikatna kawa, miod i karton. Goryczka dosc wysoka, mocno ziemista, i ziolowa, lekko kwiatowa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xavalias (217) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
0.5L bottle from Danish supermarket. Pours clear dark amber with a creamy, off-white to yellow head that recedes into a thin layer and leaves a decent lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of malts, first with with toffee, caramel, then borderline artificial sweeteners. Slightly fruity too. The taste has a hint of astringency first, followed by a very deep sweetness. A slight bitter aftertaste kicks in after some time. The palate is very smooth with a long bitter-sweet after taste. Very pleasant.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekboniek (174) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Butelka. Znikomy aromat i smak cytrusów. Metaliczność. Nie ma nic ciekawego w tym piwie wartego odnotowania.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (259) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Bewertung importiert von Bier index: 9 / 8 / 7 / 7 / 4 / 4 / 7 / 6 / 75

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1551) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Gifted bottle. 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (954) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma is plum, raisin, raisins and sweet grain. Taste is sweet malts, dark fruits and a creaminess. Finishes fairly blandly. Appearance is a medium brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (1482) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
@ Havregatan 150221. Can (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and light fruity with caramelly notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and malty with alcoholic notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2843) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
500ml bottle, BB Dec 2015. Dark orange, clear, highly sparkling, big thick foamy white head endures and leaves some foamy lacing. Aroma is like old Quality Street toffees that have sat in the box for a while, a bit of card and dust, background metallic notes. Body is medium, foamy in the mouth, low-ish carbonation. Big English noble hop character in the flavour - ashy and astringent, some more toffee and wholewheat bread, very drying and a little metallic in the finish. This sort of beer has to catch me in the mood, and today I’m in the mood. Not bad, though I can really see why others might not have liked it. Better than the cask version.


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