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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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 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 I’m 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 it’s not high ABV or a Hop-bomb that will make ones face implode, and barely carbonated, but that’s the point: It’s an English Style REAL Cask Ale. It was enjoyable on it’s own, but I’d 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 (1669) - 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 (3405) - 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 (11980) - 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 (3630) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
caramel, roasty aroma, amber, orange, appearance ...taste is smokey,woody, caramel, toast, overall a nice taste, with a nice bitter after taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3215) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2013
Fra cask på Charlies Bar, nov-12: Minner fra mitt år i London strømmer på - fargen, lukten, smaken og engelsk pubstemning. Perfekt temperert. Ruddles på flaske og fra håndpumpe gjorde store inngrep i min studentlommebok, og ikke uten grunn - dette er en meget god session beer. Bring it on!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1221) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a copper brown complexion, a very creamy head, extremely smooth and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Amber and clear. Small head and a weak body. A little smokey with some apple cider vinegar. Very watery mouthfeel. Tried with the parents in London in 2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1340) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Cask at the Kings Head W2. Copper coloured bitter with a robust malt base and earthy hop flavour. Not quite as strong tasting as it used to be, the influence of Greene King no doubt.

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