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

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Bottled, Pasteurised.
A smooth-tasting ale enhanced to offer an elegant happy floral nose, a nutty malty palate and a lingering malty sweetness.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
boozedude (1662) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours light red...not much head...aroma is a skunky sweet malt... Taste is weird...has a decent initial taste but the finish is an unplesant bitter blech...wont do again

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle drank a week before its best before date in late October 2008. Poured into a Batemans pint sleeve glass. Clear, bright, teak brown or red wood in colour depending on how it caught the light. The off-white head soon went to just a collar. Toffee aroma, mixed with caramel and some malts, nothing spectaclar. The aroma wasn’t anywhere in the taste, which was tinny and metallic. Very dry in the mouthfeel and aftertaste for such a good smelling beer. No redeeming features apart from its looks, a fizzy beer that I’ll not be trying again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1775) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2012
"Smells better than it tastes," said one of my drinking pals. It does smell good: sweet malt and light floral hops in the nose. Clear burnished copper color, no head, no lace, doesn’t look appealing. The taste is fresh (bottled yesterday?), with good caramel malt moving smoothly to a light balancing bitter in the finish. The finish lingers nicely.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
broowater (10) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Aroma of floral bread and leather with medium sweet and light bitterness and slight skunky taste, low carbonation and a bitter finish. A bit watery but not bad overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Sugary caramel aroma with a hint of cask aging. Copper color and very still. Sweet nutty flavor, mild hops present throughout. Body feels heavier than it is. Long aftertaste. Classic English ale.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerathon (1070) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
It claims to have a nice hop balance to it, but it doesn’t come through. The appearance is orangish, which the is the most appealing/interesting thing with this beer. Disappointing overall.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnoud (271) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2012 12oz bottle in Guinness pint glass. Pours a nice golden amber, crystal clear. Little to no head, scant bubbles from bottom. Aroma smells almost like Old Speckled Hen which is not surprising I guess. Flavor is very subtle and a tad mundane, almost like a watered down ale. Probably a great session beer, you could slam a few these quickly, but not enough in the flavor department to reward your efforts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours bright orange with a small, creamy beige head. Aromas of sweet caramel, toffee, pilsner, and wheat. Light caramel flavor, with butter and lightly bitter grass. Smooth. Meh. [807]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Poured a nice looking copper color. Nice head. Malts and caramel on the nose with some grain. Lite sweetness with lite bitterness. Light to med bodied, soft carbonation. Nice palate feel. Well done,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Aroma of roasted nuts and toasted malts. Pours a deep amber/gold with a thin head and active carbonation. Taste is roasted malt sweetness up front followed by a subtle bitterness. Nicely balanced. Easy drinking. I could have many of these in a row. Well done. Cheers!


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