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Greene King St Edmunds (Cask)

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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Regular.
St Edmunds is a new golden beer and the first of its kind in the UK. A revolutionary take on a traditional dispense, the unique beer engine allows drinkers to choose how their cask pint of St Edmunds is served. Reflecting regional tastes, drinkers can opt for a ‘northern head’ – tight and creamy or a ‘southern head’ – a crowning glory of loose bubbles.
Recently voted Beer of the Month by renowned beer writer Roger Protz, St Edmunds is crisp and fresh with zesty, citrus notes. Offering drinkers a choice of styles, St Edmunds still provides the great flavour of a quality cask beer. Specially brewed to be served between 6-8 degrees - cooler than traditional cask beers – it delivers the refreshment of colder drinks while retaining all the depth of character, taste and aroma of real ale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (473) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask @ The Black Horse, Braunstone Gate, Leicester. I don't know if it was particularly well kept (probably) but this beer was very nice- bright coloured with a citrus aroma. Nice balance of malts and hops. Liked it surprisingly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Cask at the Lion & Lamb, Little Canfield. Pours brown with a thin head. Aroma is sweet with icing sugar and bready faro notes. Taste is twiggy with nutty yeast on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2444) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Cask by handpump at Four Marys, Linlithgow - clear deep golden, thin white head, resinous fruity citrus aroma, good film of lacing, lemon, tropical fruits, refreshing, mild citrus finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (3146) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2013
Cask. Hazy golden pour. Quite yeasty aroma. Buttery flavor, quite smooth. Quite boring and very English.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5366) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
Cask at Duke of Kendal Golden. White head. Light malty aroma with notes of peas. Floral, perfumeish flavour with citric notes. Light bitterness.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
Tasted 22/4/2013 draught "Garrick Arms", Leicester square, London. Poured a clear golden amber colour with a few bubbles for a head. Laced poorly. Aroma-less. Tasted semi-sweet fading to a very very slight bitterness - not much of a taste of anything or any bitterness. Light body (watery). Smooth, soft, light flavoured - a bit like drinking water.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (463) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Solid brown pour with decent white head that sticks around for creaminess. Simple malt/hop combo. Mildly nutty. Quite smooth. Nothing grand.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnfinn (1) - - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
Had a couple of pints of this ale at the Malt Shovel Tavern yesterday evening after drinking some Eagle ale at The Headlands beforehand. Taste buds were slightly tainted after the Eagle, so initial assessment of St Edmund’s was luke warm. But by the time I was ready to order my second pint I was won over. A good fruity taste that’s soft on the palate and with no noticable after effects.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Cask at The Wharf, Aalborg, Denmark
Amber color with no head. Mild aroma of caramel and manure. Round mouthfeel; good malt/caramel flavor, with correct bitterness, light grassy touch, but also a bit metallic. It has a light residual sweetness in the end.
Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
[Cask at Copa, Reading] Light amber, small white head. Light fruits at first (maybe orange), a little caramel, a touch of sulphur. Dull and slightly dirty - a sad return to form for GK after having been impressed with their pleasant IPA Gold a couple of days earlier.


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