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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1015   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5206) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 13, 2004
This canned brew poured a very foamy head of milky off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a most excellent sheet of lace. The body was a very finely carbonated hazy brown color. The aroma contained notes of malt and dough. The palate was smooth thick and mildly vinous aftertaste that later on smoothened in the finish. It had a mild bitter hop malt flavor with a few doughy notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Clear amber/orange with creamy white head. Aroma is fruity and bready. Watery and thin. Honey sweet, with mild nuttiness. Somewhat cloying. Overall, not to bad, but not very memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Clear amber color with a perfect nitro off-white head. The aroma was dominated by a spiced nut character, with some sweet honey in the background. The flavor was much like the aroma...a little sweeter than expected, but not all that bad. The nitro kills this (of course!) with it’s watery, flat feel. This would be much beter without the nitrogen capsule.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Clear amber color with a large white reverse cascading nitro head. Honey, apple and malt aroma. Lightly roasted malt, honey, and nutty flavors. Very watery feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haukur (1474) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 19, 2004
Appearance is almost exactly the same as Fullers London Pride, aroma is quite similar, some burned malt, faint smell of apples and fruits, hoppy notes. Ruby colour, small head in my pint glass. The taste is a bit roasted, I can faintly taste some almonds, the nut bitter taste is superior. Overall, this is not a bad ale, very easy drinking, but very two dimensional and boring ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (768) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2004
wow, I don’t think the aroma of apples could get any stronger. Quite nicely this one pours, giant fluffy head, rose tinted body - overall a great looking ale. I am having this one slightly warm which is good. A plethora of flavors in this one, I detect some roasted malts hazelnuts and something sweet and heavy, like butterscoth. A tart finish makes this a great selection. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3068) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2004
Reddy/amber colour with a rather short lasting off white head. Slight burnt caramel aroma. Taste was of rhubarb, a little nutty and slightly metallic, medium body not very bitter but easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
The aroma is awesome. It has that typical caramel/fruity/cherry aroma of many English bitters and ales. Mouthfeel and flavor is quite thin but what’s there is very pleasant. Taste is a subtle mixture of caramel, molasses, cherries, grapes and almonds. Overpriced but otherwise very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2004
smell of yeast and hops; amber with a creamy, long-lasting head; disappointing, watery taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 25, 2004
Amber color and a creamy head. Smells of English hops and cream. Taste is watery-thick like spit. Molasses, coffee on palate. Aftertaste is not good. Ended up dumping this one.

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