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Greene King Celebration Pale Ale


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Formerly brewed at Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Golden and refreshing pale ale crafted to celebrate the Royal Wedding

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorgeLee (1694) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
Cask in the Ship in Exeter. Looks like an old school pub, but oh no itís Greene King! Tried this in case it broke the trend. Light golden ale. Still had that soapy dishwater mouthfeel of a Greene King brew, slightly redeemed by a reasonably pleasant mild hop bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 06/06/12 A copper to gold coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A typical Greene King yeasty note to this, with some sweet tea. Leafy hops. The yeast actually works really well here and is quite enjoyable. Iíd happily drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
Dangerously drinkable with a sweet malty aroma and a sweet yet refreshing taste. Doesn't come across as being in excess of 4% at all. More like a shandy. Could drink this all day. Then fall over. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8276) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Malty aroma and taste, but has a weak texture that lets it down. Crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
Half a pint at the railway pub. Decent white head. Clear golden pour. Subtle hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4642) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow (18 May 12) - clear golden ale, medium white head, sweet floral hop aroma, good temperature, pine, grassy hop, moderate carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18037) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear, shiny gold with a fine, foamy head. Sweet, doughy malt nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with some dry straw, doughy biscuits, and faint lemon tang. Light in body with fine carbonation. Mild sweetness to finish, lightly sticky with white sugar, some hay, light lemon and floral notes. Very basic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3984) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 Cask at the City Barge, Strand-on-the-Green, rating 2.2, 25 April. This is the dullest beers Iíve tasted in a little while. Itís not actually bad - itís a bit biscuity and dry, and itís drinkable - but it is even less interesting than GK IPA. I guess that means it is indeed a fitting tribute to the Royal Wedding. Re-rate at the Magpie & Crown, 29 April, far better with a good malty and bitter-sweet flavour.

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