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Greene King Light Ale

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


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
Available pasteurised and force-carbonated in 275ml bottles in Greene King pubs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1661) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle from Champion of the Thames, Cambridge. Copper, clear. Tiny bit of head. Malty, metallic scent. Sweetish caramel malt taste. The forced carbonation gives the palate a bit of a boost. Thereís not all that much to it, but thatís the point. Itís a light ale and more than lives up to its name. Better than GK IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, ruby-gold with a small, creamy white head. Nose holds some light, doughy-toasty malts, hints of leaves. Light sweet flavor, some ripe berries, dark dough, low bitterness, mild dry wood. Light bodied with high carbonation. Light sweet finish, toasty sugars, light sweet berries, some vanilla frosting, bread, low leafy bitterness. A touch watery perhaps, but overall itís a fairly tasty, fairly harmless bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (5396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
275ml bottle from an Offie in Hastings. Amber with a thin cream head that laces the glass; aroma of stewed. over-boiled malts; thin, cardboardy malt flavour; and a malty finish. The carbonation is fairly low, and this isnít bad for a Light Ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (11962) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2009
Bottled, pasterised, 275ml, from The Cromwell, Banbury. Brown body with cream head, heavily carbonated. So as i was opening a wonderful box of Struise & Mikkeller beers put together by Fin, I was drinking this, talk of chalk & Cheese. Sweet and cardboardy, thin malt beer. Not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle, Gardener Arms North Parade, Oxford RB Crawl. Brown sugar aroma and sweat. Dry sugary flavor, like muscovado sans sweetness. Itís sort of bad, but not aggressively bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at the other Gardners Arms, Oxford during the RB pub crawl.
Clean copper coloured with no head. Bland cardboard and malt that is only offensive due to it being so BLOODY dull. So so bland itís almost water. Fish could live in this with no problems...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle Gardenerís Arms, GK pub, Oxford, RB Pub crawl 08. Amber with no head. Some fruit on aroma. No flavour. Some malt. So watery. Over carbonated. But not awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle split with larsga. Malty beer, almost ruby, some prickly carbonation. A bit nutty, caramel, toffee. Some bitterness int he finsih that was not too pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
Medium shiny coarseish offwhite head. Reddish brown body. Light caramelly aroma with hop notes. Dry grainy metallic roasty malt taste with fruity notes. Clean mouthfeel, slightly fizzy, but a bit watery. Dry roasty metallic aftertaste. Not bad. (0.275l bottle at the Plume of Feathers, Greenwich, split with Knut Albert.)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle in The Hungry Fox, Hempstead Valley. Firmly carbonated. Attractive, clean, reddish amber colour. Cardboard, metal and ice aroma. Some cardboard flavour, mainly neutral, though a mild initial sweetness is followed by a late bitterness. Some fruit in the middle. A typical light ale, though tastier than average.

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