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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 974   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Widget can. The widget smoothed this one out a little too much, and gave a watery palate. What I could taste was nice, though. I imagine drinking something like this in an old English pub, in the dimple mug that I am using for it now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 Kicked off with yet another pool of beer on my floor thanks to the godforsaken widget. Creamy nitro-head and dark copper body. Good malty nose and some butter and nuttiness. More nutty malt flavor and nice medium hop presence. Creamy mouthfeel. Easily drinkable, but nothing to recommend to anyone except maybe the greenest of novices. Tastes like a very good beer that died in the can about the same time that it was crossing the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (826) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2004
Well brewed with a nice head and a good balance. Rich in flavor, pleasing to body and soul. Could be a bit more bitter; that would make it perfect.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2016) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
A nice looking amber ale. A bit sweet on the nose. Feels quite heavy in the mouth, with a combination of fruit and malty caramel. Tastes stronger than 5%. Satisfying and quite solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Bottled: Amber with a white head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Flavor of caramel malt and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 Very nice ale. Deep amber red colour with good and lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with hints of toffee and a light citric hoppyness. Nice hoppy bitter flavor on a sweet malty background.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
golden orangy colour, very cloudy with a thin active white head. Nose is wheaty with hints of citrus. Taste is that of a subdued hops and metallic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Dark golden color with a typical nitro head. Dry malt and hopsack aromas. Sweet bread and light perfume flavors. Finishes dry and unassuming.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2974) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2004
Wonderful when in cask, one of the better nitro-can beers as well. Slightly hoppy, with a pretty mild bitter taste. Lovely english ale - Greene King - get this in Canada now, importing and holidays are too expensive!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1528) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2004
A nice clear amber color with a nice creamy nitro head. Some spice in the aroma, some hop as well. Smooth creamy taste. Some bitterness, but not really. Seems like it would be better casked and not canned, but overall a very good beer.


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