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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2006
Poured from the bottle, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear amber colour with a thick and stable head. Typical nutty notes in both aroma and flavours with a marked bitter finish. Rather classical British. 140402 & 310802

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
Bottle. Orange colour with a white head. Caramel malty, light fruity aroma and taste, sweet. Medium body and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts and caramel with fruity notes. Sweet flavour of malts, fruits, caramel and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2005
lots of toffee and caramel in the mouth, lovely lasting white head and nice lacing too, really excellent finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Ruby with off-white head. Lovely aroma of dark fruits, malt, earth, molasses, smoke. Pleasant hoppy finish. Not a bad drop.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4981) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2005
Dont know how this can be classed as an old ale-much more of a bitter.Poured with a medium head and left no lacing. Gentle, easy to drink but otherwise nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3799) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
Bottled, from Sainsburys. Copper bronze, lasting white head and moderate condition. Solid earthy maltiness in the nose with hints of caramel and gentle oakiness, initial sweet woody fruitiness in the mouth with some smokiness and full bodied caramel malt flavours balanced by a gentle peppery hop note. Finish is long and quite dry with hints of woodsmoke and caramel. All round a pretty decent beer, I hope Greene King don’t ruin it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Ruby ale. Beige head. Good malts/fruit/hop richness. Raisins and lots of toffee/coffee in the mouth made slightly sweet by a taste of demerara sugar. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle. Fairly sweet, malty and spicy aroma. Fruity notes, berries of some kind. Caramel. Slightly bitter, dry finish.


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