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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


on tap


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask: Occasional

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4686) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2448) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1658) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Cask at the Royal Standard, Ely. Dark gold/copper. Extremely thin white head and lacing. Clear. Flowery/fruity aroma, not very enticing. There is a slight metallic scent as well. Taste improves a bit, sweet with caramel and orange notes. Very basic and not the best beer in the world, but it’ll do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1107) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4022) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fairwater (143) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (458) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
niquillis (2136) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (5199) - 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.

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