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Greene King Bonkers Conkers (Cask)

Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Seasonal - September.
Launched in 2008.
This fine seasonal ale has spicy flavours and a biscuit malt character that leads into masses of tropical fruit, grapefruit and orange citrus notes with a crisp bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (5412) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
11/7/2009 1:10:36 PM Cask at JDW, Heathrow, Term 4. Slight amber with no head. Sour nose. Sour taste and quite watery texture. Didn’t finish it. I wonder if I got a bad batch reading the other ratings...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Hazy pour. Some biscuit backing and grapefruit, zesty bite. Not the best balance and an oily consistency.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWS9 (623) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Cask. Hazy honey pour with a frothy head. Nice hoppy, spicy aroma. Some honey, caramel, sugar, to go along with a solid malt backing. Touch of fruit too. A bit sticky in the mouthfeel... but ultimately excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Deep amber-brown colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit malt, some spice, some citrus and a nice hoppy finish. Light sweet with a light bitter finish. Oily texture, light carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1148) - ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Cask. Chestnut coloured with an off white head. Caramels and biscuits on the nose. Bitter lemons in the mouth balanced with biscuits and caramel sweetness. Finish is long and sweet. Decent if a bit bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4642) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear amber ale, medium off-white head, fruity / malty nose, biscuit, fruity, grassy, bit of spice, good temperature, oily mouth feel

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
undercurrent25 (1845) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2012
Brown coloured bitter, taste is malty and nutty, not a very great beer considering it’s a special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Gravity dispense at the ’Quinns Head’ pub inside Twickenham Stoop Rugby ground during half time of the Harlequins vs London Welsh game - 07/09/12. Dark amber with a thin white head. Light malt, caramel and biscuit nose. Tastes of toffee, nuts, dates, malt. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (1028) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
4.1% deep amber colour with a good creamy head, malt aroma, caramel malt taste, very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
Tasted this in Tennents Bar, Glasgow in October 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Dry dusty hop flowers in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a weak digestive base with tart redcurrant fruit which is quite short. Dry hop resins give a tart metallic tang in the long aftertaste. Astringent hop resins present in the dusty dry finish. An ok autumnal ale but better examples are out there.

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