Greene King Royal London (Cask)
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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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Also sold as London Champion and London Glory.
Royal London is rich, fruity and full of flavour, combining crystal malt with Challenger and Golding hops. Greene King brewers have especially created this new cask beer called Royal London, to celebrate the country’s capital. It is available to savour in some of London’s most traditional and historic watering holes. Royal London is only available in selected Greene King pubs in London.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6115) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
Cask at George Inn, London Deep amber. Small tan head. Buttery toffee with some spiciness. Light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (15041) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cask handpull at Betjamen Arms, St Pancras station. Darkish brown, thin beige head. Some GK yeast over an ok if underwhelming bitter. Some bitterness on finish. It’s ok-ish. GK yeast runs through it. I mean it is a bitter so ticks those boxes. Not unpleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
[3257-20100803] Cask sample. Green wet peas and grainy malt aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Leafy grains malt flavour. Medium body seems a little thin. Meh, not great.
(@ GBBF 2010, London, England)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
2010-08-03. Crisp amber body with a small creamy beige head. 3+ Sweet dough/gluey aroma, lightly grainy. Flavour is similar, dry slightly astringent grains, hints of something not quite cardboard like with the grain. Average cask palate. Meh, not much here. Cask at GBBF 2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10822) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
6 Sulphury hoppy aroma, a little bit sweet and mashy.
4 Deep orange, loose head.
6 Fresh hoppy and minerally retronasals. Simple malts, peppery hops.
3 Finish plant-mattery, hoppy and green. A bit herby and peppery.
11 Fairly drinkable, but the sulphur and minerals are a little annoying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2010
Cask, handpump, at GBBF ’10. I took a lot of stick from Ratebeerians for purchasing a third of a pint of this beer. Here is why I did so. Firstly, it was a scoop. Secondly, it was physically the nearest scoop to where I was sitting, and thus involved the least effort. I pushed my way past corporate young men in suits and found myself in conversation with a very pretty smiling corporate barmaid. This alone was worth the quid. The beer itself was amber with a white head, nearly as attractive as Miss Greene King. The aroma was heavy underarm malt. Taste was pleasant, dreary, undemanding malt. Slight bitterness. Nothing distinctively Royal or Londonesque. But for all its dreariness I chugged the lot before any more Ratebeerians jeered at me or called me a wh*re.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2010
cask at GBBF 2010 ... copper .... sweet toffee malt ... fruity nose ... soft sweet dulll fruit hop ... again midling

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1787) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 [Cask at the Sherlock Holmes, Charing Cross, London, 26/6/10; rating 6/3/7/4/14] Deep amber-red. Good rich malt, toffee & raisin bitter, just the way I like ’em! Surprisingly good for a GK "special". [Re-rate, cask at the Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs, 20/5/11; rating 5/4/4/2/9] (rebranded as London Glory) Amber, moderate off-white head, toffee, mild dusty hop bitterness in finish. Another boring GK identikit beer. Don’t know what I was thinking of with my original rating - I must have been pissed! Rating given is average of the two pints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (1362) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 27, 2010
Mild caramel aroma, red brown color, clear with frothy head, medium bitter taste, medium body and slightly bitter finish. Nice beer but not the best I have tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (35029) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2010
From cask at Crown Rivers, Terminal 5, Heathrow. Pours clear and golden deep amber to dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted caramel malt and light fruity hops note. Sweet malty flavoured, light caramelish and roasted. Distinct fruity note. Smooth malty and slight bitter finish.

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