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

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RATINGS: 998   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.


elektrikjester's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Nitro can version served in an English pint glass. Pours a deep, clear gold, just shy of copper in color. A white pillowy head that slowly thins out, leaving excellent retention behind. Initial aroma of apples at first, followed by butter toffee. Breadiness becomes more apparent as the beer warms. Taste is subtle and balanced, right on point for an English pale ale. Flavor of toasted malts and mild hops are evenly balanced, making for a slightly sweet, barely bitter experience. However, the aroma of apple makes it into the flavor just slightly--making you think of a cider, just for one moment. Mouthfeel is smooth, but not quite as velvety as one might expect given the nitrogen widget. Some carbonation is noticeable. In sum: I rather like this beer. For me, itís an exemplar of the English ale style.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuszek (529) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Clear amber, medium but lasting head, some lacing. Some malty, caramel and herbal notes in aroma and taste. A bit of hops on finish, medium carbonation. Drinkable brew. Really good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cokolwiek11 (115) - - JUL 25, 2015
clear amber color beer, over 1 finger of off-white head, quickly disapears. aroma: fruity esters, caramel taste: caramel light sweet, fruity light sour, a little roasty medium bitterness. Palate: medium body, dry, medium carbonation. overall: average beer, but pleasant do drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogniskowicz (432) - POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Przeciętne do potęgi, ale smaczne piwo. Jest trochę jabłek i karmelu w aromacie, jest ziołowość chmielu, jest lekka goryczka. Pije się przyjemnie i dość szybko zapomina.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobroman (651) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Not very intensive aroma of ripe fruits and some caramel. Small head disappearing to ring. Clear amber colour. A bit watery taste with some maltiness, caramel and herbal bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mateuszk (742) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle. Clear and amber in colour, white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuits, earthy hops. In taste malty sweet on medium level, low bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation. Ordinary bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1230) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rex_Remes (80) - 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.

3.1
   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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (170) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nordic (271) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Shared with friends. Red color. Caramel aroma. Sweet, easy to drink. Not bad.


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