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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: 36   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular when brewed at Ridleys. Relegated to seasonal/occasional availability since the Greene King takeover. Previously 5.1%.
A superior blend of malt and hops characterises this full-bodied, smooth and warming premium ale. Savour the rich, spicy, bittersweet flavour.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1882) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Got this one for the name, it was new at the pub on tap. Not bad, but dry and strong. A bit of spice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2003
Not bad. Palate is sweetish, then bitter. The malts gives the flavour a bit of raisins and toffee, the hops give some acidity and a slight citric edge. Something was slightly syruppy/oily/sticky about the mouthfeel aswell, not necesarily a bad thing, but it didn't really help its cause, nice though. (Cask-ChelmsfordBF 03')

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Golden/amber color. Raisins and fruity flavor, with citrus like a rough-cut marmalade. It was a warm day so the palate was perhaps lighter than it might have been--it wasn't watery, but still lighter. This lay between a bitter and a strong ale in a curious way. (gravity pour at 2003 Chelmsford Beer Festival)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2003
Cask Conditioned, a Masque Haunt, London
Good deep amber colour, clear, with a white crusty head. Big bitter hop aroma, sweet malt and chutney flavour. Good bitter finish. The body is so full its almost chewy. Strong beer though, particularly when greedy little mouths are washing down pints of the stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2002
What A delight! After looking around London I finally found a pub with it on. Darker than I had expected. Rich, full, round, tongue coating malty with enough of the right bitterness to do the trick. I was hoping for something decent and pleasantly surprised to find I found just that. Now can I have another?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned at GBBF.
Amber colour. Rich, fruity and really malty with alingering salty flavour. A hoppy, but still malt dominated ale.


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