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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


3.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4064) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
Golden appearance with lots of hops and a strong citrus presence. Left no lacing whatsover.A very pleasant and refreshing summer beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
Cask, The Cockney pub. Cloudy golden app. with hops, citrus, pine aroma plus flavor. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5279) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
Cask conditioned at the Baron of Beef, Cambridge. Was also available at the Cambridge Beer Festival. Deep golden colour, low head. Nice refreshing hoppiness throughout, citrussy elements in aroma and flavour. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1257) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Cask at the Harp. Clear, rich gold with a white foam head. Citrus, floral, light soap nose. Light sweet flavor, lots of citrus fruitiness, some dough and yeast. light to medium in body with average carbonation. Slight dry, toast and citrus finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
Cask @ Montagu Pyke, JDW. Pours a clear golden amber, with a small off white head. Dominated by mandarin, orange, peach, toffee, caramel, lemon and a slightly floral kick in the aroma. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (386) - 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 (3015) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
Bottled. Shovels of hops here; liquid lemon, dark amber body, began by thinking it was a little too hopped and tart but it settled to a surprisingly good crunchy beer. Keeps on tingling. More like alkie lemonade but I ain’t complaining.


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