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

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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 to give a light golden colour, subtle tropical fruit notes and a deliciously smooth finish.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2012
Cask @ C4. Clear golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, hop and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, littlr grass, little citrus, little dry and a little watery.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Cask at the Junction - St Denys (So’ton) - 09/09/12. Clear golden with a thin slightly off-white head. Light hops, malt, fruit and citrus on the nose. Tastes of malt, background citrus and a little spice in the finish. Getting that GK taste, the yeast strain etc! Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1110) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Moorland golden hen Mid amber coloured ale with a weak white head. Faint hop aroma, citrusy and a tad floral. Weak mouthfeel. A dry taste to start, with a biscuity malt flavour that is followed by the citrusy floral hop element from the aroma. A touch fizzy in the finish. Tasted at The Lodge, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (673) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Cask at Nutwell Lodge near Exmouth. Decent ale to accompany my carvery: blonde, nice head and good lacing; mildly hopped with a light hint of honey in the finish. Very little aroma but this was a perfectly refreshing session ale, reminiscent of Harvest Pale though not quite as dry. Particularly good given this is by Greene King, who are generally not my favourite brewer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SmokedDeer (57) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2012
Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken lay a little egg for me. Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken make it better than this last pint please. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
Cask handpull, The Blue Pig, Wolvey, 14/07/12. Lager-gold with a thick shaving foam top. Some good resiny orange and pine in the aroma. Bright and juicy with a good smack of orangey hop over soft oatmeal and vanilla. Fades into bitterness. Alright. Actually, it’s almost good. A grudging 3.3 from me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2713) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Cask by handpump at Wee Howff, Paisley (25 Feb 12) - mild fruity aroma, clear deep golden ale with large off-white head, mild citrus / tropical fruits flavour, smooth, slightly sweet and watery, easy to drink

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
(Cask at Museum Tavern, Bloomsbury, London, 27 Nov 2011) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, apricots and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with apricots, citrus, caramel and a certain citrussy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, slightly sweet, with a syrupy malt character. Decent ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Reasonable, biscuity body carrying a light, fruity hop, quite lingering, smooth and with a bit more oomph would be quite tasty. Not bad though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7254) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2011
Cask, handpump on the Thames Tipple, near river Barnes/Mortlake area (forgot pub) 05.11.11 Pours dark gold with slim white head. Floral touches from the off, vanilla, its smooth and a far better beer than I was expecting, For GK a decent beer! A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3


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