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Brewed by Greene King
Style: English Strong Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This warming, full bodied ale has a reassuringly rich appearance and a mellow fruit aroma. Grapefruit and orange citrus tones combine with the floral and herbal Styrian Goldings hop variety deliver a reserve ale of exceptional quality with a dry, bitter finish. Greene King IPA Reserve is distinguished by a higher alcohol level, and this premium-strength ale feels and tastes more powerful, robust and warming. Very popular with ale connoisseurs, this darker ale matches beautifully with richer foods such as casseroles and red meats.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnCook101 (529) - - MAR 1, 2013
Pint on draught. Light copper with a good head. Aroma of yeast and malt. Flavours of toasted malt, biscuit, a little caramel and mild berry fruits. Moderate bitter finish. Quite rich and perhaps a touch cloying. Nice enough, but not a good session beer.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (379) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Butelka 500 ml . Miedziany kolor . Piana biala mala. Aromat cytrusow trawy chmielu. W smaku podobnie . Orzezwiajace i calkiem niezle zbalansowane.

Marcin G

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2122) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Cask at the Eagle, Cambridge. Ruddy brown with a very loose off-white head. A bit of astringency and toffee on the nose, not much else. The actual taste us very nice: sugar sweet with a ted berry bitterness right at the end. However the finish is a let down. Short, slightly sulphurous and a bit of a mess. This us the first cask ale Iíve had that truly replicates the pasteurised-to-hell metallic blandness of a bottled supermarket bitter. But... it is drinkable and has its good moments. So, not all doom and gloom.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bozmech (1) - - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
The corner house. Burton on trent. Poured flat as asked. Dark copper colour. Hint of banana and caramel. Also you can taste the alcohol which I donít think makes a good beer. To be honest not one of the best beers out there and in my honest opinion I get the feeling itís a blend. I should have had the Abbot ale.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Connor66 (67) - - SEP 18, 2015
Off white head from a bottle. Deep copper color was a bit taken back by the taste at first but it improved as it went down. Hoppy taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (1164) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Cask at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Poured a clear copper colour with a small white head. Aroma of hops, caramel and hint of banana. Medium sweetness with a light bitterness. Body is medium, texture a little oily, soft carbonation. Finish of sweet toffee.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6650) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
Clear deep copper color with a small off white layer on top. Flowery, sweet malty and faint citric aroma. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Medium body with a soft to flat carbonation. Sweet malty close to diacetyl, faint citric and nutty. Quite disappointing ale. Why call it an IPA when you forget to use a proper amount of hops.
[Handpull at Sawyers Arms (Paddington) in London, England]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours clear copper, nose is floral, light citrus, taste is light fruit, sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3354) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog. Redish amber colour with a white head. Aroma was buttery and sweet, with malts. The taste wasnít hoppy for an IPA more malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3073) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @Great British Beer Festival 2014, London Olympia. 16-08-2014.
Pours clear copper with nice whie head. Liquorice, malty, fruity aromas. Taste follows the nose, moderate bitterness. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
citrus, brown, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, . im getting the taste for this greene king beer . wasnít expecting much from this has its not my sort of thing (strength wise) but this was very nice and highly recommended


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