Brewed by Greene King
Style: Pale Lager
Bury St. Edmunds, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Previously known as The Beer To Dine For.
Brewed to complement food, we use the lightest malts and Tettnang hops to achieve the unique pale golden colour, crisp taste and dry finish. This unique blend makes Hop the ideal accompaniment to spicy dishes, seafood and poultry. The Tettnang hops, imported from Washington State and Oregon, give the beer its soft melon aroma and complete the dry finish.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Has a nice hoppy aroma to it, though a little sweetness and alcohol that don’t seem too promising. Looks okay I guess, though the incredibly clear look to it isn’t great, nor is the head. Has a nice malty Belgian taste to it, some fruitiness, but not overpowering. Interesting beer but not a particularily great one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle, purchased for $13.99 at Centre City New World Market in Dunedin. $13.99!!! This better one tasty mo-fo. Pours a clear golden with a very short-lived white cap. Aroma is initially perfumey citrus fruit and underlying sweet malt, but given a few minutes and all I get is corn syrup and a bit of skunk. Palate is corny malts and a bit of leafy hops with an unfortunate metallic note in the finish. I just paid $13.99 for a plae lager, and a pretty unimpressive one at that. Never again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2009
Appearance: Crystal clear and golden in colour. Pours with a giant fluffy head, which fades quickly. Mild to low carbonation. Aroma: Crisp grassy hops, with biscuity malts. There is also a little grapefruit in there. Taste: Not as bitter as I was expecting, the hops are quite restrained, and only provide a small amount of bitterness towards the end. A bit bland overall unfortunately. Mouthfeel: Light, thin and carbonic (contrary to the appearance). Drinkability: It is very easy to drink but the flavours are far too muted, and it gives the beer a bland taste, which is a shame. I can see why they pitched it as a dinning beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2009
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a clear dark gold with a filmy white head. Just a hint of citrus in the hoppy, but slightly soapy, nose. The carbonation is overpowering. A little soapy on the palate as well, and a bit sweet. Thin with some metallicness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (6871) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2009
750ml Bottle ( Drink, Tallinn) - Dark golden in colour. Hoppy, but slightly sterile aroma with some hints of grapefruit, tea and malt. Fruity and hoppy taste which unfortunately has some sterile elements. Not a bad attempt, but they could do much better with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2009
chiara schiuma discreta non molto persitente note erbaceee citriche malto pochissimo leggermente watery amaro lieve

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2009
No head lots of carbonation, light amber very clear. Grass ,hops tiny hint of malt. Sweet fizzy syrupy can’t really taste the hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2008
No carbonation at all and a sweet yellow cloying flavour. Cheap corn. Why export this half way round the world. Bad piece of marketing group driven brewing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle @ Beer Exposed, September 2008.
Pours clear golden with a small, creamy, white, film head. Aroma has hay, wet dog, malts and brewing cereal sweetness. Okay mouthfeel. Flavour is very metallic, light malty and very hops hops note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Is it just me or does the bottle look really poor? I know it means F all but...Anyway, on to the pretty average beer. Pale gold with thin head that went quicker than a months wage in my girlfriends pocket. Yeah there is hops in there but not that I’d shout about. Drinkable, better than some of the shite out there but could do better.

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