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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10590) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle. Cherry-apple malt and light grass hops aroma. Clear chestnut color with small head. Sweet cherry-apple malt and moderately bitter hay hops flavor. Very nice body. Good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1808) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Bottle. Thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Chestnut brown body. Nuts, caramel, toffee, grass. Malty. Bitter-sweet, well-balanced. Slight oily palate. Gentle bitter finish, gentle carbonation. Not at all bad. 6 3 6 3 12 ### Bottle. The body looks like amber with black malt added. Medium off white head. Nose is Christmas, maraschino cherries, fruit, black malt. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Suggested food pairing: goes really well with Christmas cake. 7 3 6 3 12

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle - clear, reddish. Beige head. Medium body. Low to medium carbonation. Soft creany mouthy feel. Sweet. Caramel malts. Fruity and some spiciness. Hoppy with low to medium bitterness. A little nuttiness. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
[2897-20100529] 500mL clear bottle. Mild paint thinner alcohol aroma. Slightly hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. English profile hops flavour has light sugary malt. Medium body. Nice enough but for the clear bottle.
(From Grog Shop, Oxford; w/ jerc)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
2010-05-29. Dark amber body with a modest beige head that fades. 3+ Mild aroma, sweetish malt, crystal (?) caramel malt touches. 6+ Flavour is similar, sweet malt, caramel, light toasty accents. 6+ Smooth average plus palate has a nice weight to it. Pretty solid, but a touch too sweet overall. Bottle from The Grog Shop, Oxford

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4415) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle from Morrisons. Aroma is caramel malts, hint of wood. Copper colour, off-white head. Nose of caramel malts, metallic, sour fruits. Fairly bitter and dry finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7970) - ITALY - APR 16, 2010
ambrata schiuma media media persitenza noso caramelo malto in bocca maltato delicata finale luppolato leggera note clade di caramello tostaure leggere speziatura da luppolo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9119) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2010
bottle, kindly donated by pivnizub! Clear amber-red colour with a small head. Fruity nose. Medium-bodied, malty background with lots of aromatic and bitter hops with a citrusy touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25258) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender in the world). Golden amber colour with mediumsized fluffy/foamy head that leaves some nice lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some mild toffee as well as mild oak wooden notes. Flavour is sweet caramel malts, some fudge, mild grass and even some kind of stingy sweetness, not exactly alcohol, but something kind of close to that kind of sweetness. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour caramel malt, dusty, whisky - bourbon - fudge. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081229]

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