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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: 987   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
Earthy aroma of grass with cookies and toffee, light amber appearance with a small diminishing head, balanced but nothing special about this old fashioned English bitter, easy drinking.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear ruby colour, with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt, some leaves and a plasticy note. Cream soda in the flavour, with chewy grain and dried fruit. Finish was earth, copper and more malt.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1391) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
Mince, limpide, orange rougeâtre acajou de feu, avec un film de mousse blanche. Nez de sucre cuit, de cassonade, et vaguement de gomme balloune. La bouche est caramélisée, pas amère du tout, très mince et peu carbonatée ; finale en céréales blondes. Une bitter acceptable, mais franchement très timide et pas vraiment originale. Un exemple industriel, une macro qui n’impressionne pas.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChristianHR (217) - DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
Has a nice smell of caramel and hay. Pours clear amber with a white head. The taste is sweet of caramel and citrus. A mellow and sweet taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
venom666 (489) - Elche, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2014
Clear copper color with white medium lasting head. Aroma is malty, with some caramel and fruits. Taste goes on the same way as the aroma, but is a bit watery, with a low bitter aftertaste. Not the best one on the marker, for sure.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radupuscuta (3) - iasi, ROMANIA - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Clear amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts. Taste is lightly bitter with nutts & burnt caramel. Watery texture, soft carbonation. Nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (791) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
14.9 oz. can from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: finger of slightly tan head, very tight, great lacing, light brown, cloudy. Aroma: rich malt, caramel, raisin, prune, notes of chocolate on exhale. Palate: medium-light body, creamy carbonation, oily texture, soft-flat carbonation. Taste: big malt body with some fruitiness coming in after a second, malt turns slightly astringent and hops come in for a mild bitterness at the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvciek (204) - - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts. Taste is lightly bitter with nutts & burnt caramel. Watery texture, soft carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (560) - BELARUS - OCT 28, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Amber colour, good lacing. Aroma of caramel, bisquits, citrus, grass. Medium body. Bittersweet taste. Nice balance. Citrus & grass in ending. Not so impressive as some Greene King beer stil of high standard, too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7935) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Tall can, big thanks to Nova for bringing this back from the UK for me to try... Date on bottom of the can reads 31/jul/15. Clear orangish reddish color. Thin off-white head, with good retention, leaves good dots and bits of lace. Light to medium body, smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation, more dry finish, good full mouthfeel. Great biscuit, cookie, creme, mild caramel malt aroma, kind of toasty. Pretty damn nice. This doesn’t seem to be a nitro-can, but it has a nice full feel to it. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, good toastiness. More dry finish, nice balance to the taste. This is a fantastic bitter. Nova was telling me that in England, everyone drinks beer room temp... I insisted on fridging this a bit before we started, but now that’s approaching room, I can see how this would be fine warm. It’s got an impressive balance. Really nice.


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