mabuzzer (539) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Earl of Derby, Cambridge. Clear, golden with a thin but creamy white head. Yeasty, banana aroma. Light, citrus, floral flavour
ManVsBeer (8260) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Waterhouse, Manchester. Had a soapy sourness to it (possibly didn’t travel well), however still recognisably a Greene King brew.
allmyvinyl (9212) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Mercat. Pours clear golden, thin white head. Aromas are floral hops, light lemon. Taste is biscuit, sweet, light lemon again. It’s ok. Bit sweet on the finish.
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Mercat.
Appearance - golden hazy with a nice head.
Nose -floral and citrus notes.
Taste - lemon with toffee biscuit backbone.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - probably the best I’ve had from Greene King. Not sure why the score is so low.
jjsint (2172) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Earl of Derby, Cambridge. Mid gold, clear. Wisps of head but mostly flat. Aroma of sulphur and orange blossom. Chemical bittersweet taste with a bitter-sour finish. Unfortunate lingering aftertaste. One of GK’s less palatable efforts.
AndySnow (6479) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Where: Gatwick Airport, London.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, hops, citrus.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, citrus, some caramel.
MrTipple (3171) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: honey, grain. Appearance: clear gold. Taste: light bitter. Palate: lively carbonation, malty sweets coming up. Overall: bit boring Golden Ale. Pint at Victoria & Albert, Marylebone.
Vladivostok (427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colour with, in this case, a tight foamy head. Not much aroma to speak of and falls just the wrong side of the line that defines ’subtlety’ or ’blandness’. Fairly inoffensive but it still has that sogginess which typifies all Greene King beers. I’ve certainly had worse but it’s really nothing to write home about.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpump. Aroma is grassy and earthy hops, some yeast. Flavour is yeasty malt with faint soapy grassy hops notes.
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Golden with a thin white head. Good retention and good lacing.
Aroma of oak and fruit. Taste of sweet malts, pine and caramel with light grassy hops and bitterness. Some apricot. Medium to strong sweetness. Medium body.