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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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Cask: Occasional


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Gravity dispense at the Quins Head, Twickenham Stoop, 04/05/13 during half time of Quins v Northampton. 22-19 Quins FT. Clear golden amber with a thin white head. Nose carries the unmistakable waft of good ole GK yeast, darker malts, toffee, orchard fruits. Taste comprises toffee apple, malt, GK yeast, light hops in the background, straw, hints of citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Drinkable but boring as one comes to expect with GK seasonals!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kwik-lime (1264) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Somewhat sickly ale, hints of butterscotch and banana, very little hop here - not a great beer at all.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2012
Cask (@Charlie’s Bar): Deep golden, a bit hazy, stable off-white head, herbal hoppy nose, fruity malt detectable; mild to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied; short herbal-bitter finish, fruits detectable. O.K., nothing more…

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3700) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
Cask at Charlie’s Bar. Clear orange with a white head, nice lacings. Aroma medium hoppy (citrusy) and malty (caramel). Flavor medium sweet and bitter. Medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of lemons and butterscotch. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, butterscotch, and citrusy hops, leading to a dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/17/2005 Total Score: 3.2
[Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen] An orange beer with a small light orange head. The aroma is sweet and very fruity, with oranges coming thru, but also well hopped. The flavor is sweet and very fruity - again with oranges coming thru with most power, but also with a lovely dry bitter end and with a smooth body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
From ask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and breadish. Bitter, herbal and somewhat overripe fruity. Dry and malty. Bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christian (11029) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2012
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Mild fruity aroma with a yeasty off-note. Grainy malt flavour with fruity and yeasty notes. Mild bitter finish

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Very little aroma and a thick soggy palate remeniscent of suet pudding. Little or no finish which is just as well as the sane among us will want to get rid of it as soon as possible. You have to look really hard at the pump clip to establsh that it is made by the Mouldy Monarch. Nowhere near as bad as Bud or other such offensive liquids, but has to be a contender for Britain’s least pleasant cask beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
A - light citrus and wheat A - golden with thin head T - light sweet and sour P - thin to mid O - ehhh.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorgeLee (1156) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Cask at the Eagle, Cambridge. A mid coloured bitter, described by label and barman as light and fruity but turned out to be not especially either. More of a rather anonymous Greene King bitter, with some of that soapy malt mouthfeel and hoppiness that wasn’t especially light or fruity.


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