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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: 942   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Etruscan (506) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 5, 2003
White weak head. Dark copper-amber color. Aroma is moderately sweet, malty with caramel and a few spicy notes. Flavor is malty too, but more balanced, a bit watery, ending in a caramelly, moderately bitter finish. Light to medium bodied

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Had the bottle. Seemed to me like various other kentish ales, eg. Bishop's Finger. Great flavor. Smooth and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
A nice, clear copper color with amber highlights. Pours with a two-finger dense, creamy head due to the widget. The aroma is light and fruity. Very light on the palate, a strong malt flavor with some hops bitterness. I have a hard time defining what the flavor is, but it's interesting none the less.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
(Nitro Can) Lightly hazy, light golden ale with a medium-sized, creamy, eggshell head. Thick, whispy lacework. The nose is mild and doughy. Bisquit, butterscotch and light toffee. Butter too. Mild and perfectly balanced flavor. Lightly bitter and tart. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and feather-soft carbonation. Flat, boring finish. Ever hear of English comfort food? This is an English comfort beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Apperance is a lighter brownish red with a large head. Good lacing effect on the glass. Flavor is a little weak with toffee and caramel being the prodiment flavors. Smooth but not very complex. A beginners bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Creamy head with a nice lacing effect on the glass. Caramel colored, taste, and aroma. Very mild with a slight bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
(Bottled) Dark amber colour. Fruity hoparoma with hints of iron and citrus. Flowery flavour with toffee notes. Medium bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Bottled. A dark amber brew. Aroma from hop, toffee and hazelnuts. Soft and smooth palate. Some bitterness and a nutty flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Pours a darkish-amber, thick creamy white head and oodles of lacing from the nitro tap. Aroma is fairly dead, but mildly malty. Flavor is bready, biscuity, somewhat sweet, minimal hop presence. Body is creamy, but somewhat thin. Might not be too bad if it wasn't for the nitro tap sapping it's aroma and some of the flavors away.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2003
very creamy and smooth. flavoursome and slightly bitter. has a lasting white creamy head. reddish brown.


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