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


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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

Voivod's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voivod (304) - Como, - JUL 29, 2003
I'm not a big fan of this style, but this beer is good: Amber colour, good head; orange, almonds and nuts in the aroma. Th flvour is fruity, with ornage, tangerine and citrus traces. the finish is quite bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1162) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Rojiza parda, color de red ale. Escasa espuma y fuerte aroma a malta. Sabrosa en boca, bastante carbonica. Cafe, frutas rojas y sobre todo malta tostada. Equilibrada y agradable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rex_Remes (76) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 (500ml bottle, Beijing) Appearance: nice, rich reddish amber. Moderate amount of off-white head, not overly visible carbonation. Aroma: Ale, sweetness, malt, wood, coffee, toast. Taste: moderately heavy, tight malt flavor upfront with significant hops and bitterness. Some underlying flavors of coffee/chocolate, smokey barrel. A touch of astringency. Palate: very dry on the finish. A bit flat in the mouth. Feeling lingers a while inside the cheeks. Overall: Nice beer. Tastes like it has more of a kick than 5%. Really notice the dry, hoppy finish. Not over-the-top in richness, so a good drinkerís ale. High point: Very good nose, and the bitterness (if you like bitter beers that donít go too far). Low point: a little bit flat in the mouth. And a tad too soft upfront.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shazzab95 (10) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
bottle golden amber appearance weak malt flavour medium bodied wasnít as impressed as i thought iíd be left me wanting something with a bit more flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (168) - FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Pours copper in colour with low head. Aroma is fruity malts and vainilla. Taste is toffee, caramel, malts and bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nordic (211) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Shared with friends. Red color. Caramel aroma. Sweet, easy to drink. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (150) - ITALY - APR 22, 2015
Ambrata scura, schiuma bianca quasi pannosa, poco persistente. Naso: Albicocca disidratata, metallico, leggero erbaceo. Palato: nocciole, malto, lieve metallico amaro erbaceo sul finale. Corpo medio, mediamente carbonata. Equilibrata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (413) - Montesarchio, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
Depper amber color with small White head. Aroma of caramalt and a bit of vanilla, and something that remainds a cat pee. Sweet caramel flavour,with hint of grassy, and a bit hoppiness bitter at the finish. Waterly with a soft carbonation, average beer but very sessionable i like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
One of my first and still a Favourite, itís nose is Exquisite rich and very hoppy, bursting with malt, I think it smellís like a pudding. Pours a fine light copper with a moderate white fluffy head, with an overall smooth, bold glow. Itís feeling in the mouth is of full body and, with low carbonation. Itís Taste is just what I like, strong malty character, with hintís of toffee which is slightly sweet and rather warm, with lots of Rum & Raisin, notes that fade in and out. A long spicy finish reminiscent of Cinnamon and Faint Ginger. I find this extra special with a meal, cheeses, and savoury dishes bring out more of itís Deeper Malty character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
eastkenttom (96) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Better than I thought it would be, after being previously unimpressed with a bottle of Greene Kingís IPA. Tastes like those beer bottle penny sweets youíd eat as a kid - and thatís not an entirely crap thing in a strange way. 6.5/10.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sucharek147 (93) - Dębica, POLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Barwa bursztynowa, piana kiepska. Aromatu praktycznie brak. Po za delikatnymi nutami słodowymi i lekkim utlenieniem nic tu nie ma. W smaku najbardziej wyraźna jest goryczka, mimo, że jest na poziomie średnio niskim. Po za tym jest to praktycznie woda.

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