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


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in May 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear garnet red in colour with a thick shaving foamy white head. Strong sweet aroma of glycerine fruit and warm yeasty dough. Smooth creamy texture in the mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts deliver a robust biscuity malt base laden with sweet apple and sultanas. Strong dusty hop resins pack a punch with rich earthy tones to the long bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty and very vinous with dry prunes full in the mouth. A superb bitter when brewed in Oakham and sadly missed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Cask at The Ostrich Inn, Forest of Dean. Rich clean copper, foamy head. Nice hopping on nose, rich red fruit and smooth, not bitter hop body. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2011
Small coarseish offwhite head. Clear deep brownish body. Dusty caramelly nutty aroma with syrupy wooden notes. Dry-sweet dusty wooden caramelly taste with nutty earthy notes. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry-sweet, almost bitter, dusty caramelly wooden aftertaste with oily strawy toffee notes. Lovely! Drinkable, harmonic, and subtle. (0.5l cask at Bishops Arms, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2011
Cask. Clear amber with a small off-white head leaving laces. Nutty aroma. Medium body, nuts, candy sugar and a fairly decent hopping in the finish. 261011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1590) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2011
Cask. The Bell, Stratford upon Avon. Thin white head, good lacing. Malty, fruity, GK yeast, grassy hop. Tangy bittersweetness. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2011
Cask at the Golden Lion. Brown in colour with thin head. Light fruity smell with malt and some nut. Creamy with a taste of malt, caramel with a light hoppy end. Stronger bitterness than other casks I’ve treid. But it went down easy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ontbeertaster (2345) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
I found this one really weak and not a big taste to this one, it was drinkable but not much life, it had a strange taste,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 2, 2011
Cask. Light brown with little head that retained. Slightly malty with hint of english hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6305) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Draught at Bishop Arms Copenhagen. Orange/brown colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt, hops and caramel with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1984) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2011
Pours reddish brown with no head. Nose is fruity English hops. taste is fruity English bitter. Malt and some hop bitterness on the finish. Easy to drink bitter.

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