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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: 18   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask. A Ridley's beer, brewed by Greene King since late 2005. Brewed January to March by Ridleys. Reduced to a monthly January seasonal since the Greene King takeover.
Roasted crystal malt creates this rich, ruby coloured ale, giving a sweet, nutty flavour perfectly complemented by a light bitter aftertaste.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Had this at Blackfriars, Inverness. Amber Coloring. Hops. Sweet. Fruity. Not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2004
Cask Conditioned, Royal Standard, Wooburn Common, Bucks. A tasty beer with chocolately notes. Nothing special, but more than drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Deep amber body with a fine, dissipating beige head. Vanilla, caramel and nut meg flavours. Smooth easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2004
Deep ruby red colour. Sweet malt dominates the aroma. Fruity and nutty on the palate. Not a lot of bitterness. Not really my type of bitter - I find it a little flabby - but OK. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Blackfriars, Inverness. Amber color. A sweet aroma, but a much more hoppy flavor. A bit much for me, but a slight fruitness helps to balance it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Golden/amber with irregular, loose head and just a twinge of haziness. Aroma of honey, metal, hints of alcohol, and grapefuit. The relatively aggresssive bitterness hits 2/3rds of the way back and in the middle of my tongue. This might have been better than the sum of its parts. It keeps a moderate attack on the palate, though as it warmed it went a bit flat and became sticky and somewhat oily mess, with a hoppy finish. (on tap, Turf Tavern, Oxford)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5188) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2003 End of the cask so very frothy but still fresh. Dark colour and dark flavours - slightly roasty, slightly woody, slightly muddy. Strong biscuit after-taste moving into choc-chip cookies. A decent pint, but nothing was defined or balanced enough to be anything special. Re-rate: Cask, London & Rye, Catford. The abv is now 4.4%. Ruby red colour with a fresh head cask head of mixed size bubbles - my favourite style. A big wallop of caramel malt like a scotch ale, but with a dry hop bitter finish. Some seaweed creeps into the finish like an octopus. Chewy smoke and tar like an old sailor. Brilliant ale. Slight sulphur whiff with a hint of yeast. Upped a few points. Re-rate. Cask, Bull's Head, Badger's Mount, Kent. Dark ruby colour. Mild blackcurrant flavour. Some roasty flavours. A nice ale. Score is average of three samples. [3.5]
Re-rate. Cask, London & Rye, Catford. Lovely deep deep red colour like congealed blood. Slight whiff of malt & licorice. Medium mouthfeel with gentle prickings of carbonation. Taste is licorice, iron, Irn Bru and blood. Gets muddy and tangled in the finish with an introduction of earthy hops that don't sit comfortably with a flavour that is similar to a bock. A tasty little bugger despite the flaw in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2003 Re-rated cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ruby colour. Fruity, vinous and nutty aroma. Medium sweet and pleasantly malty. Deep in character with a focus on th fruit ymalt character. Low hop rate.


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