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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4037) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 2, 2012
leather, grass, roasty, bubblegum, raisin, licorice, amber, hazy, white foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, umami, full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6394) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Sept 2006 from BA: This beer has been produced purely to have with food, and it works! A clear, tall 750ml stylish bottle, allows you to see a very pale, almost light blonde liquid within. It poured well, but the head, which was off white and thin, soon disappeared. The smell was of peaches and melons, due to only Tettnang Hops being used. The taste was crisp and clean. The beer went great with the Mustard Thatched cottage Pie my daughter made. The label recommended Spicey food, Seafood and Poultry. This is not your normal British beer, but I shall be trying it again, I suggest if you see it, do the same, give it a go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2005
Blind tasting session, Bottled. Oops! Greene King, clear bottle. No way this is going to be tasty! But I didnít have this disadvantage, because it was a blind tasting session and I bet it would score higher if more had rated it this way. Aroma of grapes and green apples but also malty and flowery. Sweet, maybe even a bit too sweet, light fruity sourness, light bitter start but certainly pretty bitter in the finish which is dry of course. In the flavor also the malts and flowers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1157) - SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Lovely gold colour, white head & nice lacework.Fragrant,flowery hop aroma,medium bodied, slightly sweet malty palate,with the hoppy flavours appearing quickly. The whole mellows to a nicely balanced finish.I didnít have it with food but it would go well with a lighlty spiced dish. Tesco.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
75 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Yellow colour with a nice but fast disappearing foam. RIch of aroma hops. Very clean taste that ends up in a delicious mouthfull of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6762) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2005
750 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. I had to try this one, despite being sceptical to the gimmicky name: IMO, most good beers are worth "to dine for" (with a possible exception of the very sweetest ones), so why should this one be different? It isnít - itís basically a decent standard golden ale, where the Tettnang hops (more commonly found in German lagers) shine through nicely. Citrussy aroma, notes of flowers and honey. Pleasant lightbodied flavour with a moderate but decent hoppiness throughout, nice but nothing spectacular. No doubt good with food (I must admit that my "dining" was limited to a couple slices of pizza), but again: so are many other beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
750ml bottle. Beatutiful color, white, clean, even head. Sweet aroma, hard to pin-point. Best enjoyed fridge-cold. The taste is good with shrimps in honey-chili sauce. The dry finish fits dining perfect. As my girlfriend said: "It doesnít even taste beer".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
66cl bottle from Franglais, Calais. I just couldnít put myself out enough to buy this in England where it would have been more expensive. So on my last visit to Calais, I popped it into the trolley, not expecting any great shakes. It is a pale gold colour with a thick white head. Peppery hop and lemon citrus aroma. Bit of herb. Smooth in mouth, like lemon sorbet and then a good hop finish. Best drunk chilled I feel, a bit like a lager. This for me is the nicest Greene King beer that Iíve had. Very refreshing on a Sunday afternoon of 30 degrees plus. Well balanced. It won over my indifference. Not sure why you would have it with food though any more than any other beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Poured a pale gold with an off-white head. Aroma of clean pine and grass hops. Taste is light and clean, dominated by pine hops. Easy-drinking and would make a nice light session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
Aroma of hops. Clear golden yellow with a crisp white head. Flavour has hints of spice and citrus. Nice balanced bitterness. easy to drink. Rating a bit clouded as watching the rugby rating this. I have to say I enjoyed it at the time, went down well. Will have to re rate soon.

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