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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.


1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
rossbeerme (11) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
wasnt pleased atall with old bob. wouldnt even consider drinking it again.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
CalumScotland (174) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Not as nice as other ales for same price so wouldent buy again waste of money

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 50cl bottle shared with a friend. Not much head, white. Amber brown pour. nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2011
One of the better beers I’ve had out of a bottle. Fairly drinkable. Unfortunately the thick head disappears quickly. Chestnutty flavour. Nice gentle, bitter finish to it. I could drink more than one of these and be happy.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tommann (3266) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a dark caramel with no head. Aroma is skunk, boiled sweets, caramel and vanilla. Taste has some raisin to start with caramel on the finish with some grass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours rich chestnut with a small, foamy white head. Holds a rich toffee aroma with doughy malts and distant, ripe fruits. Light to medium sweet, with toasted biscuits and earthy, leafy and slightly herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes dryly with notes of burnt candy, toast and some herbal, earthy hops. Pretty nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle from my local offie. Shining bronze with lazing carbonation and fine magnolia drum of head. Surprisingly some Shep-like hop aroma has survived the clear bottle treatment; sherbet, jellied orange and flowering shrub..with some less savoury, buttery, uncooked turkey notes lurking in the background. Brittle, berry-flavoured soda taste with instant coffee and liquorice Allsort hints. Drinkable- if split with the missus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
Sample @ CBF. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, malt and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
bottle, malty neutrally aroma, light sweetness, medium bitterness, good balanced taste, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, little bit more than average ale...some citrus fruits in taste good

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
7th May 2009
Reddish amber clear beer. Semi dry palate. Nicley balanced toffeeish malt with a smooth but subdued hop counterbalance. Creamy malt in the finish and an aftertaste of fading hop.


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