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Greene King Ale Fresco (Cask)

Greene King Ale Fresco (Cask)
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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
On tap at Turf Tavern in Oxford. Labeled as Westgate Ale Fresco. Fruity and flowery with a light citrus. Similar taste. Slightly sweet. Could have used more hops to balance the sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (709) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Pint at the Green Dragon Ryhall. amber with white head. Fruity first hit, then not much. Had a soapy aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Cask, labelled as Westgate (?) Ale Fresco, ’Spoons Hawick. Just been for a 7 mile walk in scorching heat, this is going down a treat! Medium body, lovely fruity hops, good malt presence, long finish. I’d have another but I’ve a bus to catch!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2897) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; hazy goden amber pout with small white head, malty aroma, sweet malt taste with a bitter dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
niquillis (820) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
On cask at New Bazaar, Dumfries. Pours amber with white head. Fruity first hit, then average dull beer. Not good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fairwater (134) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Cask @ Warwick Arms. Mid gold, there’s a definite Greene-kingyness about it, either lemongrass or dishwashing detergent, haven’t quite decided. Drinkable. Just.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (4527) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale chestnut with a tight cream head; citrus aroma; creamy in the mouth with some light citrus and stale malts; and a dry biscuity finish with not a hop in sight. Under whelming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (360) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
Pint, from the cask. A: Bronze, copper, clear, small taned head, some retention. S: Floral, had to think of Saaz hops. T: Phenol, berries on the turn, finish slightly bitter and wheaty. Like some other Greene King beers it reminded me of a Belgian Pale Ale. M: Smooth, light body. O: Lots of depth for a bitter, very decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2864) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Cask by handpump at The Doublet, Glasgow - clear golden, creamy off-white head, weak resinous malty aroma, good lacing, sweet, honey, hint of resin, creamy texture, refreshing, served just a bit cold

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (943) - ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Cask. Westgate Ale Fresco. Golden pour with a thick white creamy top. Fresh hoppy nose with light lemons and some wheatiness. Taste is instantly sweet and wheaty - nice and fresh. There's a light lemon and grass hop. Finish is sharp and bitter. Very decent drinking ale.


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