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%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly orange brown with minimal head. Nothing very interesting - slightly sweet bitter with nice hoppy after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
bread, caramel, floral aroma hazy, brown, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, fizzy, light body, slick feel,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from Asda, dark brown with red tinge pour, foamy off white head, bready aroma, caramel taste quite sweet, light bitter, ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottled 500ml. -Darker amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, mild nutty nose. Sweet malty, nutty and grainy with notes of hops and caramel. Moderate dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Ruby rust ale with a thin white layer. Malt and toffee and caramel nose. Bitter bite in the mouth with some light fruit, caramel and toffee as it warms in the mouth. Solid and an easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Sweet with a bitter edge aroma, dark amber beer. Sweet flavour and slight bitter backtaste. Alright but not memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
It’s not bad. Nice rounded taste in the mouth, full bodied, toffee malts. Bit sweet for me. Lonely old men drinking alone in the corner of the pub, roll ups, betting slip, pint of Old Bob. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - SEP 13, 2012
Ruby red. Thinnish head. Malty, caramel. Coffee hints. Some bittersweet depth. Nice finish. Will buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (4365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle courtesy of mr_h. Reddish brown colour, good head. Dry straw malt aroma. Caramel treacle malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1953) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
500ml bottle - Deep ruby with thin white head, slight carbonation. Aroma of hops, a bit malty, sour fruits on the tongue. A bit oily, with the carbonation nipping the tongue. Not unpleasant.

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