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


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
cgarvieuk (20694) - 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 (13823) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Nice deep amber colour. Aroma of apples, malt and fruity hops. Flavour is malty and fruity, bit sweet. Fruity with some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3674) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
Sampled at Real Beer Expo (Rochester). Cask. Amber colour, slight haze, no head. A bit of green, vegetal hops and malt but tight nosed. Med.-low carbonation, a bit powdery in the mouth. Green hops up front and a bit of malt at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
Cask. Lightly hazed golden ale with a foamy thin white head. Light caramel malt with dry green hops. In mouth, a thin malt with very fresh hops flowers, very nice. Light but good. The Real Beer Expo - Rochester, NY, Oct. 21, 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Cask Conditioned, Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Clean amber color. Grassy hop aroma, metallic. Round and soft mouthfeel, with malt flavor, some toffee, strong bitterness, a bit buttery. Good final, with toffee too, fresh Bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5884) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 Cask @ The Devonshire Arms, South Normanton: in perfect condition, bright rich amber colour with a dense head which faded slowly. Good balance of fruit and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Cask, Handpumpe. Deep red/brown with a dense off-white small head. Aromas are light malts with a soft fruitiness. Earthy and dry with floral hopping. Flavours are dry biscuit malts with some fruit. Dry on the finish. A bit thin in flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
Cask handpull at Admiral Owen, Sandwich. Deep brown colour with thin disappearing white head. Apple, caramel and some yeast on the aroma. Bit tart in mouth with apple blossom perfumed apple fruit finish. Not how I remember it. Certainly more appley

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2006
Orange amber, very little head. Scent is very malty with an alcohol overtone. In the mouth, it is malty and sweet, with fruit aromas there but not particuarly prevalent. Palate thin and unexciting. Fairly boring.

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