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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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RATINGS: 942   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.


Voivod's rating

3.4
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (850) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Classic and renowned English bitter, vintage tasting at 26 years of age; warm, pretty amber colour, head formation limited because of age, oxidized aroma with nutty malts, dried fruits and something woody; taste of nutty malts, restrained fruitiness, relatively complex despite its age, again that woodiness in the finish, thin mouthfeel. I don’t think it is worthwile keeping this in your cellar for such a long time and I’ve been planning to taste it fresh for years, but haven’t arrived at that yet.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ramboraffe (394) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
440 ml can. Clear copper with thick white head. Smell is grain and light burned malt. Taste is sweet caramel, grain and roasted malt. Low bitterness and low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peter_L (687) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Burk från SB. Mörkt kopparfärgad klar vätska med fingertjockt och krämigt skum. Lite vattnig arom samt svag doft av kola och karamell. Blommig humlebeska och så mer karamell i smaken. Mjuk munkänsla.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (624) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 50cl, couleur ambrée voire caramel, peu de mousse peu d’effervescence, en bouche gros goût de caramel, un peu grillé et fin banane pas top...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (198) - Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pour is dark gold with large tan head. Aroma is biscuits and hay. Very typical ESB. Creamy up front, very British hop in the middle, followed by a slight hop and bitter finish. Serve at proposer English ale temp (not too cold).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radzik5555 (272) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Butelka 0.5L.
Wygląd: Bursztynowe, klarowne z iskrą. Biała, skąpa, drobno i średniopęcherzykowa, szybko opadająca piana.
Aromat: Mało intensywny, karmel, palony cukier i pieczywo.
Smak: Lekko metaliczne, karmel, biszkopt, minimalny alkohol, niska, ziołowo-ziemista goryczka. Ciała sporo ale nie jest bardzo słodkie
Odczucie: Spora pełnia, gładkie, oleiste, gęste, nasycenie CO2 średnie.
Całość: Pija się lekko, więc na ugaszenie pragnienia ok, degustacyjnie nie oferuje nic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Can. Backlog. Pours amber with white head. Nose/taste of creamy malt, fuggles, light toffee and light fruits. Lighter medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
christhoel (43) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
A nice dark colour kind of bitter colour. Off white heads a nice taste no pungent after taste a good all year round beer . Very good Greene king do good beer

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KrOliK (19) - - JUL 16, 2014
Amber color. White medium head that disappears quickly. Aroma: malts, toffee, caramel, little flowers. Taste: malts, caramel, sugar. Soft bitter finish and sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 16, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Medium, Caramel, biscuit, bready. Hops: Medium, Earthy, woody. Light fruity, No DMS, No Diecetyl. Appearance: Clear copper body. Medium off-white head. Good retention. Flavour: Malt: Bready, caramel. Hops: earthy, fruity. Balance: Medium. Dry finish. Medium-light sweetness, medium-high bitterness. Not harsh. No DMS, no diecetyl. Lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel: Dry finish. Light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: An easy drinking bitter beer. Enjoyable. Good balance. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)


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