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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001
My absolute favorite beer, dry, almost wine like smoothness with a hint of a bite at first sip. Lingering mellow aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2001
Quite nice. Plenty sweetish malt, but enough hops to keep it squarely English. Goes well with pork dishes, and stands up to spicy food.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Awesome!A great ale certainly a perfect way to start a new beer website.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Color is a nice orangy brownish honey color, nearly amber, displayed well in its clear thin necked bottle, an off-white creamy head arrives about a finger high, fades fast and has good sticky lace in stings and spots. Smell is slightly yeasty, floral hops, and a favorable amount of caramel malts lending a sweet touch. Taste is balanced with a crisp hop bite, barely spiced of peppery woodyness and pine, mixing dark but sweet orange and caramel malts, the malts really keep a good hold through out. Good medium body and smooth mouthfeel thats lightly buttery. One of the better English Ales I've enjoyed in sometime.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DucklyIII (8) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2005 does not count
This is a good-looking ale, from the classic bottle, which is the same as the Speckled Hen, nice label, it feels good to hold the ale. The color is a clear amber. this ale is sweet, and goes down very easily. Very hoppy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Just saw the cask of this. Nice. Gotta get a hold of one of those. As far as this beer goes, it’s wonderful. Imported by Total Beverage Solution in SC, USA, this English ale is very smooth, with a nice hoppy finish. Slightly sweet on the tongue, smooth and hops aftertaste.

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!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2003
Nothing to knock your socks off, just a clean, nice tasting English ale with a great aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2003
(bottled) Orange amber hue and brilliantly clear. Mild fruity, toasty malt nose. Gently toasty malt leads to berry & faint peachy esters. Mild bitterness lets the gently sweet finish focus toward the malt. Medium bodied & medium carbonation. I'll have another, please. Why the clear bottle?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 Looked a bit ’thin’ and fizzywhen I poured it, but lovelymalty smell and mouthfeel. Malty, caramel, sugar , sweet toffee. Enjoyable beer. I thoroughly enjoyed this one...........reduced to 79p per bottle at local Asda.


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