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


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
NikkTwist (2675) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
Cask draft at Khyber Pass. Started as a hazy copper pour with a large foamy head. Lots of wet lace. Feels like a proper English Bitter. Would do in a pinch but nothing extraordinary to see here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (5170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at the newly refurbished Melville Bar. Appearance - honey with a decent head. Nose - malt and honey Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a reasonably clean finish. Overall - not unpleasant but neither does it do anything.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Toomio (489) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Kuminen tiiviste. Kondomi, jossa on kusta joukossa. Ukko ylihumala. Niin kusta, ettš ihan paskaa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (2267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Dark gold. Aroma of hops and fruit. Taste is sour/bitter. A bland disappointment and a shadow of its former self. Currently a weak link in the Greene King portfolio.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (433) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Mid-brown with a soapy and buttery palate. Less hops than a dead frog.Really not that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
I enjoyed 3 of these at Memphis Taproom (my favorite bar) during Philly Beer Week. As far as Iím concerned you simply cannot beat the English when it comes to Bitter or Pale ale in cask! Although this may not be the best of the best, it still blows away most American Cask Pale Ales. I know itís not high ABV or a Hop-bomb that will make ones face implode, and barely carbonated, but thatís the point: Itís an English Style REAL Cask Ale. It was enjoyable on itís own, but Iíd rank it even higher if I could assign Style Points

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Sample from a cask at Memphis Taproom. Pours a cloudy amber with white head and nice lace. Notes biscuit and fruits. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (4699) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Cask by handpump at Chestnuts Hotel, Ayr - clear orange amber, thin creamy off-white head, malty fruity aroma, excellent lacing, resinous, caramel malty flavour, creamy texture, bittersweet finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (15191) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
Cask @ Bishops Arms CPH. Clear dark amber /golden with small creamy tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little sweet and medium bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 11, 2013
On cask at bridge bar Heathrow T1, badged as "bridge ale".
This seems like most likely candidate copper-brown with low head and strong caramel/butterscotch aroma. Low condition, bit tired, medium body, malt and caramel, little bitterness. Competent but dull dull dull.

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