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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: 961   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Draught can pours a deep amber color with a creamy head. The aroma is of clover and hops. The flavor is sweet, nutty, and slightly bitter. The palate is good and rich. Overall, this is really good for the nitrocan ales.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2003
Golden with a thin head. Rather carbonated. Aroma is grassy. Has a dry flavor, with a bitter and somewhat spicy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2003
Golden/amber, with not much head.Has a fruity aroma. Has a dry flavor, alittle sour from citrus. Rather mild, but turns into a spicy finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2003
Well, this is one beer that's over-rated. Not by heaps, it's an okay beer but some people have given it much more of a rave than it deserves. Thin bodied mildly flavoured canned english ale. It's not too bad but it is a long shot from a true cask poured pint. Lacks body, malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Nice deep brown color with a little hoppy aroma. Somewhat bitter with an easy almost creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2004 re-rate; malt and wild/natural honey on the nose, amber colouration with good lacework, natural/wild honey flavours dominating with good lingering bitterness and slightly fruity/floral hop flavours, served too cold, body and flavour got better as it warmed. drank it from the tap and was very impressed. good amount of body and smooth mouthfeel, nice light bitterness and wonderfully complex fruity, estery flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
I think I'm a little biased toward these canned beers with the widget, but these beers are very nice to drink, nice amber color with a huge bubbly white head that laced around the glass, malty nose with a hint of nuts, very smooth & drinkable beer, lighter in body than say a Boddington's but still very drinkable & enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Not much foam on this amber beer, but it has a damn fine malty/nutty smell to it. Good flavor to it, smooth all around, with the delicate mouthfeel of a bitter, but not a stong enough one. I think it could use a little kick towards the bitter isle, but thats just me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2391) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Wow. Big foam pour that takes a couple of minutes to settle due to the draught can. Settles nicely to a 1 inch thick creamy head of dense bubbles. Wonderful complex aroma with raisins, apricots, alcohol and some hops. Alcohol is quite prominent in the nose but is not that strong at 5%. Color is a very nice medium orange/amber. Flavor is a little weak but very tasty with nice roasted malts and a hint of hops. Finish is a let down. Besides being creamy and smooth there is little lingering taste and very little bitterness. Overall a very good bitter but a little weakat the finish line.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2003
16oz Nitro Can:
The pour is remarkable, only due to the nitro widget though…. An amazing glowing orange / amber body and a BULKY creamy head…. The aroma is bitter with lemons, a Mass of malt, actually overwhelming… pretty skuky…I don’t know if this is intended or not… bitter hop in the finish…. I don’t think its my type of brew….It’s like a dirty or rotten and strange citric bitterness, a strange acidic bitterness… reminds me of barfing? – and that sucks, yet has some good qualities.


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