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Greene King Fireside (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - Winter.
A fantastic winter warmer, this mature dark and malty ale is late hopped for a mellow fruity linger. Available in cask throughout November.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
Draught (The Eagle, Cambridge)
Sweet caramelly aroma. A sweet caramelly bitter. DUll, a touch too sweet, but not enough character to match. Hops are just a bit pungent ad sulfury. No flaws, just not to my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Cask at local bar in Brighton. Clear dark amber with a small slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, spices, malts and herbs. A tasty brew.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
edsspoon (756) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Cask - drank in January even though the description says it shouldn’t have been available that late. Dark chestnut with a thin creamy brown head, good lacing. Aroma of caramel, a little vanilla and banana. Taste of caramel, a little grassy hop and light roast malt. Watery and thin body. Dreadfully bland and thin. Bad even for Greene King’s standards.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (328) - - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Sampled on draught at the Red Lion and Sun, Highgate. Nice reddy brown colour, not much head but plenty of lacing. Not much aroma, but the taste is quite fruity with a soft toffee flavour and a hint of hazelnut. Leafy hops giving a sweetish finish without much bitterness. Moderately drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5832) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Cask @ Firehouse, Sowerby Bridge. Clear dark amber-redwith a thin head. Has a thinnish tasting winter berry fruitiness with a bushy-floral character.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1661) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
On cask at Sutton Coldfield Football Club - A nice surprise this one, autumn reddy-brown coloured body, thick lacing white head. Not too much in the way of nose, the expected fruitiness and caramel notes seemed to be a bit muted to be honest. Taste is more in the way of what I hoped, rich and malty, like a nice piece of Soreen in a glass. Mouthfeel was sublime, which was a great bonus to send it down a treat. Pity we lost the game.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1787) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Cask at the Squirrel, High Wycombe. Amber-red with a moderate creamy head. Fruity up front- oranges and sweet stewed plums. Some leafy hops give balance at first but are eventually overtaken by the usual GK toffee. Quite a flavoursome beer, but rather sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Cask @ The Stapleton Tavern, Stroud Green. Pours an autumn leaf colour, rich with sweetish malts. Very flavoursome and moreish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1397) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Cask @ Ship, Bedford (GK). Mid-brown. A lot of light gets through. Although this is the first pint off a new barrel, there’s just the right amount of head/carbonation. Honestly can’t smell much, a bit malty/fruity, nothing offensive. Taste is quite lovely really - very sweet without being cloying - although there isn’t a lot of complexity. Finish is more astringent. It’s a bit controversial to say it but most Greene King beers, including this one, are not bad at all. Nothing to get excited about either.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (18139) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
18th December 2012
Cask at the Goodmans Fields Spoons. Clear brown - amber beer. Small off white head. Smooth palate. Sweetish malts and sweet orange marmalade. Overall quite a sweet beer. Drinkable but I could not be bothered with another and switched to lager!


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