Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Ingredients: Pale Malt; Bramling Cross hops.
Originally brewed in the Ruddles brewery in Oakham, Leicestershire (Rutland); moved in 1997 to the Morland brewery in Abingdon, Oxfordshire; finally moved in 2000 to the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds when the strength was reduced to 4.3% and the character was changed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Casked. Copper/ruby coloured, small beige head. Aroma is sweet caramellish malts and fruits. Flavour is sugary and fruity. Very smooth palate and flavour. Some weak wooden hints also there. Fresh cask! I actually like the bottled version better than the cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2006
Cask@Old Bank, Turku
Dark amber color, small off-white head. Sweet floral hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flowery hoppy flavor. Trefoil and some sweetness in the aftertaste. Tastier than a bottled version, lucky to have fresh cask.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabjork (683) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2006
Draught@old Bank in Åbo It has a fruity and malty fresh aroma. The flavour is fruity and it really is quite tasty. it has a sweetish hoppy after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Freemasons, Northwich 21/03/2002 Amber mid brown coloured and slightly bitter. Very malty finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Freemasons, Northwich 25/01/2004 Mid brown amber coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Bitter lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 15, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Good, a little bitter for my taste, the foam is great, creamy, I must say, and the taste is very bitter. I like it very much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Cask conditioned @ Royal Oak, Winchester. I’m not sure what has happened to this (former?) Hogshead pub but it now only stocks Greene King products. As for the beer typical Greene King character. Husky malt and fruity caramel and a vague earthy hop finish. Drinkable enough but I find it hard getting past the initial husky barrier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2005
Fruity, caramel, toffee aroma with some earthy, floral hops apparent. Clear copper coloured body with low large bubbled tan head that recedes to ring. Somewhat musty earthy, floral hops and caramel malts. Cask at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9109) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
Cask, New Road Inn, Leicester. Deep red/brown with a dense off-white head. Aromas are light malts with a soft fruitiness. Earthy and dry with floral hopping. Flavours are dry biscuit malts with some fruit. Dry on the finish. A bit thin in flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Cask at the Eagle Pub, Cambridge: Deep copper mahogany pour with a frothy, dense, well-lacing white head. Lightly pale malty aroma has lots of earthy and dry hoppiness. Body starts with a nice fullness, some dry grainy malt and some light toffee and bittering English hops. Has some mild hints of fruity tartness toward the dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
way better than the canned variety. Crisp bitterness, fairly malty. Nice session bitter but nothing earth-shattering. Brown in colour.

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