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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (2187) - 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 (7253) - 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 (11836) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and reddish/orange with a lacing white head. Light fruity hops aroma. Flavour is light fruity and fresh. Fruity finish with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 13, 2008
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark orange pour with a foamy white head. Aroma is rich and malty with a little fruity sweetness to it. Flavor is smooth and sweet with some caramel malts and a light touch of hay and hops. Finishes semi-sweet and leaves a light bitter on the tongue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 4, 2008
Cask at The Windmill, Swindon. Served way too cold so aroma was killed off. It was in decent condition otherwise, moderate malt and earthy bitterness. I didn’t really enjoy it despite the decent hop content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2008
Cask at the Robin Hood, Sherwood, Nottingham. I generally avoid Greene King beers, because of their takeover and subsequent closure of Hardys & Hansons, but this was the best choice at the pub. I never had it in the old Rutland-brewed days, but this version is pretty good. The amber brown colour suggests the richness of the palate. The aroma is malty, and the flavour has a nice, rich fruity malt base with bitter dry hops on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
Amber with a small creamy head. Weak aroma, caramel and malty, with a touch of grassy hops. Quite bitter with some malt sweetness for balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Cask at The Malt Shovel, Edinburgh. Red/brown color with a beige head. Aroma: Woody, grassy/herbal, grapefruit, light sweet frutiness. Flavor: Citrus, wood, spices, pine raisin, grass/herbs. Not that sweet. Buttery and dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
Cask (Tasted in London). Amber colour with a little head. Fruity nose, with hints of malt. Also flavour of fruit, malt and hints of sweetness.

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