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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

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RATINGS: 948   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2622) - 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
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, 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 (3844) - 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 (5637) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Canned. Not bad. It's a bitter so that's what it tasted like. Creamy flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2003
CLear orange amber hue. Obviously creamy thick head. Light apple juice nose. Thin bodied, kinda crappy...It would be much better if they threw it in a cask....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 22, 2003
A classic from Doomsday brewery. Beautiful deep copper color with fine medium thick head. Fruity and hoppy/spicy aroma. Pleasantly caramelly and fruity, loaded with aromatic bitter hops in the finish. Greene King rules!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2003 From a can, beer pours (in Hoegaarden glass) a buttermilk-beige liquid falling away to a medium orange-golden with near-white, thick, creamy head that lingers. Aroma is of buttermilk malt, straw, grass. Flavor is of mild hops and malt with a slight bitter ending. Beer is not effervecent and the consistency is like water. Best looking head I ever seen. Flavor could use some work, like getting rid of the hops. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.


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