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


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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Crafted by the Master Brewer of "Old Speckled Hen" this light golden beer delivers both flavour and refreshment. Brewed using the finest pale malts and the rare galaxy hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1406) - CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours clear medium gold with two fingers of white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is citrus, fruit, grassy hops, pale malt. (6/10) Taste is balanced moderate sweet and bitter. (6/10) Light watery body, low sustained carbonation, short bitter finish. (3/5) A decent enough English bitter, if tending to the boring side of the style - which, let’s face it, is already pretty boring. At 4.1% ABV, it’s obviously a session ale, and the light body and low carbonation accentuate that. Definitely in the “inoffensive thirst quencher” category, and very similar to a plain old lager. And what’s up with the clear bottles, anyway? There’s no chance mine’ll be light-struck, since my cellar is completely dark, but not everybody is as spoiled as I am. Sure, it shows off the colour of the beer to maximum advantage, but that’s a poor tradeoff for some punter thinking your beer tastes like skunk if the bottles get mishandled at all, innit? (12/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5552) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Aroma is pale malts, fruit and a hint of hops. The flavor is fruit, pale malts, slight off-flavors probably from the clear bottle and hops/citrus/light tropical fruit in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arek (931) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle 0,5 l, ASDA, Bournemouth, England, UK. Złote piwo o obfitej i puszystej pianie oraz intensywnym, cytrusowym aromacie. W smaku cytrusowe z posmakiem egzotycznych owoców oraz chmielową goryczką na finiszu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tarosama (80) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
I am not a huge fun of Morland produced beer but this beer is an exception. An amber colour beer with strong hop aroma. Nice tidy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1564) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
A golden amber coloured beer with a frothy white head. A pithy citrus fruit aroma with a background maltiness. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter hop taste to start, there is a hint of tropical fruit along with a citrus fruit flavour. There is a slightly sweeter caramel malt flavour that balances the hoppiness into a lingering finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (350) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Good quaffer. nice golden colour (surprise surprise). Bicuity and floral on the palate and nose. Nice one and I could sink a few at that strength.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
pricey290483 (748) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
an ok beer much like the rest of the greene king beers not to much flavour going on but its ok great on a summers night

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2861) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
Just on cool and into a Speckled Hen glass. Lager-like appearance in its high effervescence, crystal clarity and soppy, soapy white lather atop. The body a medium gold. Nose is floral hinting at dandelion, elderflower and chamomile with a rancid buttery, diacetyl note that doesn’t sit too well. Equally diacetyl slick on the palate, but here there is supple fruit such as pear, star-fruit and mango. The Galaxy hop all but lost. The body is light but it is foamy in feel and sits gassy and heavy in the stomach. The malt is pleasant and clean enough, cereal-like with a toasted wheat touch to it. Mild bitterness just offers a peak. Pretty much what I expected of a bottled ale from Greene King, but if I use my imagination I can get that this wouldn’t be too bad a quaffer, cleaned-up and from cask. Average at best!!! (50cL, BB , The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (1185) - BELARUS - SEP 14, 2014
Deep golden liquid with porous head. Aroma of grassy and citrussy hops, some hay of malt present. Medium bodied. Pleasantly sweet & bitter taste. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (889) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle - pours golden with a white head. Malt, honey and nettles. Taste is dry right across the palate. the mouthfeel is a bit thin but the carbonation helps a bit.

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