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Greene King Triumph (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask, Status Uncertain;
This superb, golden cask ale is brewed with four varieties of hops - Goldings, Fuggles, Target and the rare Bramling Cross - to give a wonderful depth of flavour, rounded finish and fruity aroma. It's also late-hopped with all four varieties of hops to boost taste and aroma still further.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2011
First tasted this in the Hogshead, Paisley in October 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber gold in colour with a thick creamy white head. Strong floral notes in the hoppy aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive tea biscuit note with gooseberry, kiwi and lime fruit notes. Dry dusty hops give a long metallic tang to the long aftertaste. Finish is bitter sweet with hints of thick cut marmalade. Standard bitter though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Elephant & Castle, Amwell, Herts May 2006. This didn’t make much of an impact. Gold with a minimal head. Fruity aroma, flavour of caramel followed by a moderate bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Aroma is reasonably fruity, a decent amoutn of hops on some caramel base. Taste is similar, easil;y drinkable with some peaches making it a bit to sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6147) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
Cask at Pakenham Arms London WC1 28 Apr 06. Brown colour. Hardly any head. Malty aroma otherwise a bit dull. A dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2006
[cask from JDW] Aroma of peaches and citrus hops, faint doughy malt character. body on the thin side and a little sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2006
Cask at The Three Tuns, Biddenham, Bedfordshire. Coppery-gold with a small white head. Plenty of malt in the aroma. A disappointing flavour: thin, rather watery and with a strawy, dusty taste. Only a slight hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2006
Golden with a short foamy head. Scent is lemony and malty. Taste is of mild fruits, mildly bitter hops and a little bit of caramel malts. A little sweet for me given the lack of bitterness. On the palate it is silky and slightly fizzy. OK, drinkable but average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2006
Cask handpull at Folkestone Wetherspoons. Copper colour, thin off white head. Some hop/yeast aroma. Fruits in mouth are alright, rose/pear drop, dusty finish. Better than in bottle. OK hop on end. Not too much going on though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2006
Cask at The Crown, Charlton On Otmoor, 26-03-06. Fruity bitter with little head, some hops, pleasant enough but a little bit sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
Dog & Bone, Gillingham. A return to the Triumph summer special for Greene King who seem set to promote this quite heavily during the summer months. Originally released to commemorate one of the Triumph cars. It’s a fairly bland best bitter. Sure enough it’s a fruity and drinkable drop, but there’s no real character here.

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