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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Clear copper pour topped by a slowly fading off-white head. Not as aromatic as one would wish yet there is substance in there: a strong cookie-like malt base that borders toffee and a rather spicy, earthy and weirdly herbal hops. In mouth, the bitterness is engaging and refreshing at once, cutting through the malt’s sweetness and making it very drinkable. Tasty and I guess my favourite Greene King cask offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
A nose of malts. The beer pours a deep copper colour. The taste is malty with hops. Quite balanced but this was too dry and savoury for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
Cask. At The Devonshire Arms, Piccadilly, London Clear copper pour, decent creamy off-white head (sparkler?). Sweet caramel malt aroma, a pleasant surprise of a lot of funky UK hop medley, oily cereal grain in the finish. Smooth taste, a nice blend of moderately sweet cereal malt and restrained light alpha hops - for some reason my notes say "cherry" - I think I detected some tart cherry sourness in the finish, but I was probably hallucinating - I’d just spent 2-3 hours walking around Hampstead Heath. Decent body, nice oily bitterness over the dry malt - solid pint.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2007
on tap in Exeter. Low carbonation, creamy head. Malty, only slightly hoppy and fruity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Copper color and clear. A thin creamy head. Heavy malt aroma. Creamy taste, with a heavy body and light hop bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
Cask. Very very nice, one of the best i have ever had. Good hop aroma and taste. fine malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
Clear amber orange with fine white thick & creamy head. Malty nutty aroma. Good creamy & smooth body. Malty medium sweet taste with a hoppy end. Very enjoyable & great cask ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2007
On form, a beautifully balanced clear chesnut pint smacking intensely of fruity hop mustiness. A massively sessionable combination of bready-malty-hoppy balance and smooth drinkability. A definite ’15’.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
Dark amber, musky fruit nose, hint of sour apple (not pleasent) with a bitterlinger.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
At the Old Red Lion (Holborn). Floral/fruit aroma, but very light. Amber color with white head. Starts nicely bitter in a floral way, backed lightly by malt, but the finish is solidly bitter. Very nicely hopped.

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