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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"This succulent premium ale has a wonderful blend of hops that give spicy and citrus fruit flavours leading into a dried fruit and biscuit malt finish. Twice a gold medal winner at the British Bottlers’ Institute Awards. Rich and malty as well as fruity and spicy. Nutty amber malt and biscuit pale malt together with crystal malt giving toffee/caramel notes. Fuggles and Styrian hops brings masses of tropical fruit and fragrant spiciness. Robust bitterness is balanced with the full body and mouth feel provided by the malt and the satisfyingly complex hoppiness."
A Ridley’s beer, brewed at Greene King since late 2005.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Dark caramel in colour with an off white head.Malty smell. Smooth with slight carbonation. Strong malty taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1148) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2008
Nice amber colour, no head to speak of. A good malt dominated beer, although there is some citrus fruit bitterness which creeps onto the palate and stays well into the finish. Couldn’t drink too many of them but still a good beer. Morrisons.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1967) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Appearance: Copper brown. Very little head. Aroma: Bit of fruit and malt. Raisins. Taste: Very hopsy. Some fruit and malt. Info: 500ml bottle, 18/8-2006, 147/300

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing white head. Mild grainy aroma, somewhat unrefined yet still inviting. Flavour is mild fruity vwith a little hops bite. Dry caramel malt base with a light spice note showing through. Ends dry and mild spiced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 29, 2008
Nice browny red colour. Not too carbonated. A nose full of malt grain and vanilla, bubble gum. Theres a pleasantly surprising mouthful of fuggles which lasts nice and long. cor, from asda aswell! where beers go to die.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle, Freo Doctor, Fremantle Beautiful tawny red colour, spicy and reich crystal malt nose, Well rounded and fruity yet florally bitter palate. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear amber with a frothy head. A very rich and spicy aroma. The flavour is packed with fruity and yeasty flavours - a taste explosion - and the palate is left with a enjoyable tingly feeling. Not as good as the original beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
gobble123 (1) - USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
Old Bob Boys....where shall I start. Me and ’MJW’ cracked a few of these bad boys open a few weeks back, in between a bbq and a night out with the boys. Looked nice, smelt fruity, so we thought we were in for a treat. But, suprisingly, the after taste really did knock down our overall expectations. Had worse though, but had many, many better.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
Leafy hops,some malt and unfortunately skunk. copper, small off-white head. Taste of the leafy hops and candied malt almost beats the skunk away but not quite. A little thin, sweet. Good, in spite of the striped visitor. Thanks Jon Walker.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a huge white head that fades totally. Nose slightly oaky with some dull winter fruit and some artificial cinnamon. Mouth is again slightly oak-aged and slightly bitter, but with a lot of sweetness from malt shining through. Palate is sweet and slightly (sour) fruity, but it all tastes disappointingly artificial and a bit crap. I had expected more (like not artificial oak taste), I did not find it.


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