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Greene King Suffolk Summer

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


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Seasonal - Summer. Also available in pasteurised bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brandman (2818) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Cask. Hazyish yellow body, white head. Bit ugly. Aroma of apple juice. Some malty notes and bit mint. Bad?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (13823) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Cask at the Champion of the Thames in Cambridge. Strange gold color with a light head. Citrus/floral smell. I would drink it again. Note from 10/14/2004.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2008
Cask (6 Bells, Cambridge)
Aroma had potential - zesty hops. But the body let this down. Thin, and a bit gutless. Hops definitely there, but can’t carry it. Not bad as GK goes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2004
On Cask in England. Light orange hue, with a strong hop nose similar to an American Pale. The flavor didn’t disappoint; it followed the nose in hop flavor. A slight astrigency in the end, but overall a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilkTork (5527) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2004
Dog & Bone, Gillingham. A salty golden ale with an earthy citric bite. Not much of interest on this showing. Served too warm and generally not pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2004
Cask-condtioned @ Queen Inn, Winchester. Flowery citric hop aroma. Refreshing with bitter finish and faint touch of chalky astringency. Pretty good for GK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
Cask conditioned - handpump - Six Bells Farnham. A light golden coloured beer with loads of citric hops in both the aroma and the taste. This is an excellent cask ale reminding me of good beers from Roosters brewery. If this had won silver at CBOB rather than the IPA I could have believed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Liberty (52) - Stompwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2004
I tasted this beer from a bottle. The expiry date was just expired. Nice amber color with no head. Nose – Hops and barley. Flavor – Nice balance, clearly hoppy, but also some malt and fruity and indeed citrus. Nice bitterness. Overall a very nice summer ale of Green King. You might taste that this beer is family of Green King IPA, I guess the use the same yeast for this beer. A good ale, surprisingly nice from the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2004
500ml clear bottle poured a dark amber with light carbonation into an British tulip pint glass. Off-white frothy short lived head.Nice subtle citrus aroma with some hops.No lacing.Pleasant fruity flavour with slightly watery mouthfeel and long bitter-lemon finish.A delightful summer ale best with an early lunch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2004
Bottled, Pateurised. Pale amber colour with bubbly short-lived head. This is a harsh acidic dry beer with a hoppy character. The harshness continues into the finish, quite dissapointing really.

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