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

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 960   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.


007lund's rating

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - APR 12, 2003
Run-of-the-mill pub ale. Nothing too exciting, but very very smooth. Taste does not substantially change. Somewhat creamy, but really, not too spectacular.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (910) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
500ml bottle. pours a clear dark amber/chestnut with a very thin layer of bubbles. aroma is nutty, malty and yeasty. taste is hoppy and bitter. finishes with yeast, brown bread and strongish malts.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Listigovers (365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Nice pour, ruby and copper with dense small off-white head. Mild caramel aroma. Light bodied and refreshing, mild hops for a slight bitterness and lots of malt, slight metallic taste. Easy drinking and straightforward.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sokuzs1 (37) - - DEC 16, 2014
Aroma: caramel, fruity, malty Taste: medium bitter, watery, heavy sweet, caramel, malt

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bootlegger007 (64) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
Earthy aroma of grass with cookies and toffee, light amber appearance with a small diminishing head, balanced but nothing special about this old fashioned English bitter, easy drinking.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear ruby colour, with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt, some leaves and a plasticy note. Cream soda in the flavour, with chewy grain and dried fruit. Finish was earth, copper and more malt.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1348) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
Mince, limpide, orange rougeâtre acajou de feu, avec un film de mousse blanche. Nez de sucre cuit, de cassonade, et vaguement de gomme balloune. La bouche est caramélisée, pas amère du tout, très mince et peu carbonatée ; finale en céréales blondes. Une bitter acceptable, mais franchement très timide et pas vraiment originale. Un exemple industriel, une macro qui n’impressionne pas.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChristianHR (195) - DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
Has a nice smell of caramel and hay. Pours clear amber with a white head. The taste is sweet of caramel and citrus. A mellow and sweet taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
venom666 (411) - Elche, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2014
Clear copper color with white medium lasting head. Aroma is malty, with some caramel and fruits. Taste goes on the same way as the aroma, but is a bit watery, with a low bitter aftertaste. Not the best one on the marker, for sure.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radupuscuta (3) - iasi, ROMANIA - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Clear amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts. Taste is lightly bitter with nutts & burnt caramel. Watery texture, soft carbonation. Nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (653) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
14.9 oz. can from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: finger of slightly tan head, very tight, great lacing, light brown, cloudy. Aroma: rich malt, caramel, raisin, prune, notes of chocolate on exhale. Palate: medium-light body, creamy carbonation, oily texture, soft-flat carbonation. Taste: big malt body with some fruitiness coming in after a second, malt turns slightly astringent and hops come in for a mild bitterness at the finish.


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