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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 908   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.


samzim's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samzim (100) - Ontario, - FEB 19, 2014
Scent of malt, toffee, and yeast. Clear copper colour. Slight sweetness at the front followed by mild bitterness. Flavours of Malt, carmel, and wine. Medium body with mild carbonation. Nothing too memorable.


2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fhoublon (82) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Canette de 500 ml achetée dans une LCBO de Toronto. Dégustée le 14 juin 2009 (pint). Bière rousse limpide tirant sur le orange. Mousse peu, col mince et éphémère. Peu effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur caractéristique de céréales, de pain grillé, de raisons secs et de cognac. Plutôt fade, goûte l’eau, manque de caractère. Goût un peu âcre en finale. Manque de saveur, le nez annonçait mieux.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bloke (12) - Wei Hai, CHINA - APR 10, 2014
drinking an import in China, not as strong palate as expected, good but not great. prefer something a little maltier

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1786) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
Nitro can. Malty, nutty flavor with a bit of caramel leading to an eventual kick of hops. Earthy with a hint of orange zest. A little more hops would help greatly

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (645) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Dark amber. Finger high, thick head. Fruity aroma with a light touch of hops and liquorice. Fruity toffee flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a clear malty copper colored body with a film of a head just sitting on the top of the body, barely any lacing. The smell had sweet English malts, "soapiness" more or less to some drinkers. The taste was sweet through the malts, that English malty aftertaste, sticky sweet finish. On the palate, it sat a light to medium in body and was fairly sessionable. Carbonation is standard for the style leading to a decent smooth sort of coating of the mouth and tongue Overall, this is a good beer for the style, and good beer to me, now where’s my fish and chips.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oops (161) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2014
Clear brown, small white head. Caramel and hops in the aroma. Tastes as smells - a little bit caramel, some hops.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (239) - SLOVENIA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a clear coppery color with a hefty and quite solid just off-white head, The aroma is quite weak and pretty neutral, only small hopy are detectable. The taste starts sweetish and fruity and following this after same time there is a pleasant bitter taste. The finish is nicely bitter with that feeling staying with you for some time. Very nice and very drinkable. Thumbs up.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ConnyPetersson (65) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Burk från Systembolaget. Lätt skum, fin brun färg. Lätt maltig smak med en mjuk beska

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
Malzig-fruchtig, karamell, süffig & Ale-typisch. Sehr toll & leicht tiefgehend. Mittellanger, leicht herber Nachgeschmack. toll.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (617) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Aroma - caramel and light hops Appearance - body is amber color; liquid is clear; head about 1/2" and quickly subsides, some lacing Taste - nice caramel type of malt, some Fuggles and some Kent’s I believe. Nice and malted Palate - body is above a light; texture is thin; carbonation soft; the finish caramel and abrupt.


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