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


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle/keg: Filtered.
A full bodied, malty and fruity Christmas Ale with a refreshing bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
veceo (1275) - Pula, CROATIA, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2015 Clear reddish brown color, average sized off white head. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Aroma of malt, caramel and metal. Not very pleasant actually. Taste is somewhat better with burnt caramel, some red fruits and hops presence, soap, rubber. It has adequately balanced bittersweetness and thatís not nearly as bad as the aroma. Still, very light, flat and, overall, not that good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trolleo (1385) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2015 Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma is classic cheap lager (?), malty and metallic. Taste is good, malty with a hint of caramel and some bitterness in aftertaste. Watery, thin body, average carbonation. (Konzum 0,5l bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hrc_Cro (436) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2015 0.5l bottle. Clear amber color with very nice white head. It is like a roller coaster ride. First, there is some unpleasant malt aroma that leads to nice caramel aroma. In the end you can feel butterscotch and even some hops. Taste is not very bitter, but ok with dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
azzie (787) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Clear amber liquid. Medium body, medium to heavy carbonation. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel - toffee, light notes of wood and hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel - light toffee, light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light notes of wood, faint metal and light hoppyness. Caramel sweetish bitter - could use more bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
ralphdot (1038) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
4.2% deep amber in colour but with a poor head, a malty aroma and a bit of a Christmas taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2615) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, light malt taste, taste is bitter with malt with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (994) - Osijek, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2014
0.5l bottle. Amber color with beige head. Aroma is fruits, spicy hops, caramel, malt and maybe some dates. Taste is slightly bitter with sweet caramel notes and hop flavor. Overall itís quite nice and tasty beer with nice English hops aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hanoi (849) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle: Oh god. Itís another Green King sub label - I really need to check more carefully. Nose: Butterscotch, wet cardboard, earth, light fruitiness. Taste Is fruit leading to light malt, butterscotch and a touch of caramel, stale spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is thin. Itís a deeply bland bitter, with a faint waft of spice t. Awful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1953) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a brown colour. Taste is malty and fruity with some sweetness, overall average bitter not bad

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