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Greene King Yardbird (Bottle / Keg)

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


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Inspired by bold American IPAs and named after the American jazz legend Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker. Full of hops with a lasting fruity flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6401) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Very nutty and toffee-dominant aroma with caramel and dry fruits, lots of floral hops too. Slightly fruity flavor, dry malts and toffee, caramel and hay too. Very simple and dry brew, slick palate with a short, dry nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3328) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
Golden colour. No head. Slightly skunky aroma. Bitter flavour but lacking in those lighter fruitier notes that it promises. Feels a bit unrefined and furry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpkeskinen (253) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Drank as a draught. Nice beer! The flavours are nicely balanced with proper amounts of sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (893) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Keg at the Panton Arms, Cambridge. Dark gold and hazy with a decent sized off-white head. Scent of orchard fruit and a bit of pine hop. Taste is bittersweet, pleasant but not very pronounced. Medium finish. Cold and carbonated, which works well enough for this beer. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8041) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
bottle, merci jaghana! Golden colour, mid-sized white head. Malty base, lots of fruity and citrusy hops. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1166) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear deep golden color with small frothy off-white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of grass, citrus, peach, cereals and dust. Taste starts with light sweet, but rich toasted malt, follows by grainy acidity, mild fruitness, quite chalky with crisp and astringent mouthfeel and moderate grassy bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture and lively carbonation in palate. Pretty sessionable, without any superb features...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2459) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
Radiant orange body that shimmers. Mild, intermittent carbonation spurs a sloppy, sudsy white head to barely hold. Aroma is similar to most other Greene King beers signifying similar technique and use of a house yeast. Bready, honey soaked and brimming with hints of marmalade, lemongrass, urinal cakes and soap. Quite floral with cheap perfume dominating the palate. Underneath is bready malts and yeast, licks of honey and a tart astringent sourness in back. Clammy and soapy in feel. Light bodied with mild carbonation. Doesn’t work. Hard to finish. (33cL,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3417) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
33cl bottle from CM, Sello. Amber colored beer, thin white head. Nice fruity hoppyness in aroma, citrus, some toffee. Flavor has toffee, cookies, wood, sweetness. Slightly cardboardy finish, dry. Despite the finish, a tasty golden ale, something here I really enjoy, can’t put my finger on it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdiBeer (1433) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Aroma: flowery, grass. Appearance: pale clear gold. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initially sweet, lacto, then bitters come up. Overall: ok Golden Ale, nothing too spectacular though. Bottle at Victoria and Albert, Marylebone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sarpa (937) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle 33cl from Sokos Tampere. Pours clear golden, small white head. Floral hops, some sweetness in the aroma. Sweet malt, floral hops in the flavor.

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