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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2004
Had this in bottle. Quite a nice looking ale. Spicy nose, a little watery to start but hops dominate in the end. Not a bad beer but as with many other beers of this ilk, it could be better.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Pours cloudy and clears to a rich amber with white head. No discernable aroma. Flavor was non-existent and the mouth feel was weak and watery. Bad. Very bad.

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 (14381) - 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 (739) - 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 (10836) - San Diego, California, 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 (2121) - 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.


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