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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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Rose & Crown Yardley Hastings. A pleasant citrussy beer with more fruity notes in the nose than the mouth. Never really develops into much of a beer but has pleasant notes and is acceptably drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2011
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Clear golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is light malty, a bit non-descript. Flavour is light malted, biscuit, slight hint of vegetables. Soft cookie dough. Slight bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Warning old amatur rating: Golden colour. Nice English hop aroma and taste. Some good shapness towards the end.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 Handpulled cask at the Speckled Hen, St. Albans. Gold with creamy white head. Nice fruity, citrussy flavour with a subble hoppy finish. One of GKs better offerings. Score 3.2. RE-RATE: I’ve just tried this beer again at JDW Stanmore. A fresh barrel tasted better with improved hop chacture and conditioning. Went down very well

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2007
This summer beer has a nice golden color and a nice head. The aroma is nicely hopped with notes of citrus. the flavour is crisp and has nice, light notes of caramel, fruit and a bit stronger also citrus. It’s an uncomplicated and delicious thirst quencher without any great depths to explore.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2007
Cask@Kitty’s
Clear dark honey color, steady creamy white head. Dish water and rye in the nose. Sourish flavor (cask not in condition), touch of honey, rye, hops. Unbalanced and one to rerate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2007
Cask. Dark ambery colour with small head. Aroma is bitter fruits along with slight spicyness and earth. Citrus in the flavour along with lots of perfume, earth and rather soapy hints. Not very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo) Amber, slightly murky, maybe not at its best, little head. Bitter aroma, hints towards grapefruit and ginger, but is non-descript and doesn’t give a crisp enough feel. Mushy mashy taste. Plenty of something that’s some kind of bitterness, but no details. Later perfumed soap comes through - both the perfume part and the soap part. Sulphates probably, as this is Greene King. Dissappointed.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 22, 2007
Cask, Whey Pat Ale Festival, St Andrews. Amber with a thin white head and some bubbles hovering. Nose is sherberty and detergent hops. Mouth much of the same, some funky sherbert and citrus. Some sweetness, but that’s completely detatched from the flavour. Typical of Greede King, boring and dull.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Spoons. Soapy grapefruit. Typically crap offering from the King. Either this cask was out of order or I am stunned by the scores here. It was shite.


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