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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1701) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
@Voldby Ølmesse. A grapelike bitterness but a very stale mouthfeel. Color is reddish brown with a white head.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle @ Voldby ølmesse. Pours hazy dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, fruity hops. Falvor is malt, caramel, bread, fruity hops, little citrus and a little pine. Medium body, soft carbonation, rather bitter finish. 310813

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Strong grassy hop aroma, citrus fruit. Lovely head, gorgeous colour. Lively hop taste. Bitter. Smooth ad silk.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7419) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 17, 2013
500cl Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a hazy dark brown with a thin white broken head. The aroma is of red berry fruit and a little malt. The flavour is medium bitter, with a lovely mellow malty, fruity, nut palate. The finish is smooth and medium bitter. It’s like no other beer i’ve ever tasted.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Seffle (455) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
50cc bottle from local shop in Glencoe. Very nice dark amber, bronze colour. Fruity and spicy indeed with a lot of toffee as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3966) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Chestnut beer with a small head and some lacing. Aroma of malts and toffee. Taste is malts, fruity hops, dry hops and toffee. I can detect a hint of rich fruits also. OK beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (3330) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Brown colour with a short duration off-white head. Aroma is slightly caramel, wood, and mild hoppy. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning with slightly bittery notes in the final.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1366) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2013
Clear amber with a frothy head. A very rich and spicy aroma. The flavour is packed with fruity and yeasty flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4370) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
Bottle from somewhere near Kingstanding. Thin, brown. Fairly sweet malt. Some hardened biscuit, some leather, some Giant’s sweat. Average.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Pisses me off that this gets in every Asda in the country. What’s that all about. It’s simple marketing and sales. I hate PR. Stick that in Gabby’s pipe. This is very average bitter with a little sweetness in taste and a little soap in smell.


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