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Greene King Yardbird (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Inspired by bold American IPAs and named after the American jazz legend Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker. Full of hops with a lasting fruity flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (8678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Cask at Carters Tap. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of butterscotch, oat biscuits. Taste is pretty grim, astringent, sweet, buttery. Thin finish. Hard to like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (401) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Pale and quite pleasantly hoppy without actually having much aroma. Generally quite drinkable but rather fails in what it is intended to do. Very much an accountants homage to an American pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (943) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Mildly hoppy aroma. Quite fruity but lovely. Dark honey appearance. Quite sweet and hoppy, fruity and quite Morrish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luxaron (20) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Nothing special. Very light, drinkable. It is not bitter, if not that little aftertaste, I would say that it is boring drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3112) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog, and tried at the Three Stags Bebbington. Amber colour with a thick head. Aroma has fruity hops, Taste is sweet malts and citrus fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (5096) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
On tap at Turf Tavern in Oxford. Slightly hopp smell with some bready malt. Similar taste. Slightly artificial with a rough carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (3766) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Golden amber beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma is faint malts. Taste is malts, caramel, some yeast and a little marmalade. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Cask at The Three Frogs (GK), Wokingham on 9 March 2013. Poured a clear dark golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma was typical GK; sweet malts, GK yeast and some faint hops. Flavours of caramel, flat malts and some grassy hop. Finish was much the same. Not awful, but a sad approximation of much better beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AV (6) - - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
An extremely pleasant experience which I was not expecting. In these days of über-hopped American IPAs, a refreshing lightly hopped IPA, full of flavour and extremely sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4813) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2014
On tap @ the Raeburn Hotel. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - grassy/herby with a bran biscuit background. Taste - citrus and grassiness. Again there is a biscuit thing going on behind it. Palate - light to medium bodied with a light creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a decent pint alright, though not sure it makes me think American Pale Ale. Works well as an English pale ale though.

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