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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1001   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2004
Light amber colored body with a small head. Very hoppy aroma with some malt and caramel tones. Flavor is mild malty and hoppy. Acrid dry finish. OK, but nothing more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 Great beer! Copper color with a great dense, thick head. Lots of lacing. Mouthfeel is apple and cream. Surprisingly smooth. Very even, consistent malt flavor without being over bearing. Finishes like sweet cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2004
Poured from the bottle with a large off-white head that dissapated quickly. The dark ruby color was complemented by the remaining small head. Cherries and malt on the nose. Flavor has malt, apples, and a little bread and butter. This is a subtle brew that would make a good session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAR 31, 2004
Pretty good. Smooth, almost creamy. Pretty light color for an ale. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (666) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2004
On tap. Aroma lovely floral hops with a hint of sweetness. Appearance is slightly copper heading toward a light brown with a great lasting white head. Flavour starts hoppy and malty sweet but begins to get watery toward the end and leaves a slightly sour bitter aftertaste. On the thinner side but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Nitro can. Was expecting not a whole lot, but was pleasantly surprised. Clear copper with a thin, creamy head. Nose isn't much, bit fruity, some malt character, bit of toffee. Has the usual nitro deadness when it first hits the mouth, but after the swallow it picks up some nuttiness, nice buttery character, hangs in the mouth for a while. Palate sucks, of course, because it's nitro, but really not bad at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2004
Nitro-can. Dark amber, small creamy head. Sulphury with raw sweetness. Fruity, mellow and dead.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (850) - 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.

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