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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: 23   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (3578) - 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 (2399) - 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 (2560) - 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 (3) - - 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 (2945) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1560) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Aroma: grassy, floral hops, hints of bread malt.Appearance: clear pale gold, hardly any head. Taste: light bitter.Palate: grassy bitters, flowery flavours, light sweets coming up as well. Overall: OK APA, could be more complex in aroma and palate. Pint at Harwood Arms, Fulham.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElectroMod (126) - - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at The Antelope, Rhydymwyn. Pours a very slightly hazy amber colour with a one finger off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and bready. Taste is grassy dry hops with a citrussy bounce. Slight tickle of carbonation but nothing that takes away from the beer itself. Almost no lacing and medium heavy mouthful. Tasty but very middle of the road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask at the Antelope in Surbiton. Malty with a dry finish and a strong hint of citrus running through - surprisingly nice effort from GK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (969) - ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Cask. Copper ale with a good cream head. Good hoppy head with mango and lemons. Sweet malty in the taste with light lemon, orange and a aspartame type aftertaste. It’s ok, but nothing overly special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (551) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Light amber with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and citrus hops. Taste of bitterness and hops, slight sweetness and some citrus. Hint of fruit.

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