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Greene King Yardbird (Bottle)

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Brewed by Greene King
Style: American Pale Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2014
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (7:3+:6+:4:13=3.3++)
Pretty nice lemony hop aroma, some pleasant buttery aspects too - clearly greene king, but the nice aspects of that, not the nasty aspects. Almost smells like a real ale, it’s so fresh. Soft caramelly malts, decent carbonation. Fruity citrussy hops. Refreshing palate. Finish gently hoppy, sweetish caramel. Good balance, high drinkbility, no flaws. Nice one, enjoyed. Maybe 3.3 is an underrate?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
light flower hoppy aroma,amber, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (141) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus and some hints of caramel. Taste of hops, lemon, bitterness, mild sweetness and grapefruit.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (234) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Pale yellow, thich white head. Weak, Hoppy aroma. Soft bitterness, dry and a little sticky, medium lasting finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle, 4.0%. Weak piney hop aroma. Clear copper colour. Good stable white head. The flavour starts off a little buttery. Has a rough and unpleasant bitterness. Not as bad as it sounds, though. Has a nice enough citric and fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2413) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with stable white head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with mild fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with subtle fruity and malty notes. Bitter aftertaste. Well-balanced and nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle. This should be a sessionIPA according to new rules. Creamy white good mostly lasting yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flowerÿ flavor. Average moderatebitter finish. Oily palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (6999) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 2 - 01/03/14. GK go craft daft - whatever next ! Golden with moderate off white edgeing. Nose is light citric sherbets, bready, light floral, thinnish. Taste comprises bitter orange, orange sherbetdom, apricot, bread dough. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Surely a golden bloody blonde !?!?! Inoffensive and at least it didn’t smack of GK yeast, that aside - boring.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. A clear, golden beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is rather buttery, with pale malts and a fruity touch. The flavor has maltyness dominating, with some cheesy hops, grass and citrus. Medium body with a decent carbonation level. Semi-dry. A nice bitterness both initially and in the end. Certainly not much American going on here, guess it was inspiration only.140301

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (6415) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, butterscotch, grass and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.


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