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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15371) - 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 (4679) - 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 (36036) - 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 (14141) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2006
Cask @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with some nice fruitiness. Malty fruity flavor with some hoppy bitterness. Long fruity finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2006
Cask at the Plough, Wolvercote, Oxon 25-04-06. Amber coloured, very small head which quickly disappeared quite sweet, little fruity and reasonably tasty. I had a couple of these and was pleasantly suprised as it was better than I expected and than I last remebered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Casked. Copper/ruby coloured, small beige head. Aroma is sweet caramellish malts and fruits. Flavour is sugary and fruity. Very smooth palate and flavour. Some weak wooden hints also there. Fresh cask! I actually like the bottled version better than the cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2006
Cask@Old Bank, Turku
Dark amber color, small off-white head. Sweet floral hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flowery hoppy flavor. Trefoil and some sweetness in the aftertaste. Tastier than a bottled version, lucky to have fresh cask.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2006
Draught@old Bank in Åbo It has a fruity and malty fresh aroma. The flavour is fruity and it really is quite tasty. it has a sweetish hoppy after taste.

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