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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Nice malty aromas with a hit of hops in the mouth mellowing to sweeter roasts and a hoppy linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Cask @ Charlies Bar, Cph.
Pours deep orange amber with a very small, bubbly, off-white film head. Aroma has light fruitiness, super caramel and butterscotch. Low carbonation, lightly prickly and a oily feel to it. Flavour is surprisingly powerful. Some liqourice, oak, toffee, caramel, pine. A long, lingering bitterness in the finish. Actually quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13537) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Cask at Charlies Bar. Clear dark red/brown - white head. High malty, nice medium hoppy, red berries, caramel, piney, grass, light sharpness, light bitterness. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8180) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
Half pint, fresh and kicking cask, hand pulled at Aikman’s Cellar Bar in St Andrews. Deep, dark amber body under a small skinny strip of foam. Malt-fruity smell. Hints of caramel malts that works pretty well together with an underlying throughout going bitterness. Dry and easy to drink [04.11.2008].

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2008
Typical coppery bitter pint look with a creamy head. Quite viscous drinking, taste is citrus hops, touch of malt, medium bitter finish. Ok if a little forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
Cask at Cockney Pub. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy nice grassy aroma. Great moderate bitter flavor. Lots of lemon-notes. Average moderate bitter nice finish. Oily palate. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
Clear amber with no head. Sweet malty aroma with caramellish notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel and fruity notes. Mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (1980) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Pours clear copper-golden with a fast-disappearing white head. Sweet apple aroma. Sweet hoppy flavour with a mildly bitter hoppy finish. Whatever. 26-07-08.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6368) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Swan, Tockington Gloucs 20/5/08. Reddish amber with no head. Red fruit and caramel aroma with a touch of earthy hops. Easy drinking, with a sweetish flavour, some spicy hops and a good bitter finish. Surprisingly good for a GK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2008
Cask (Zebra, Cambridge)
Deep orange, frothy head. A bit sweet, but a decent malty body. Normally (since GK) this isn’t so good, but this was an exceptional sample. Tasted like it was made from real hops rather than nervegas. Solid English bitter.

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