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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Sample from a cask at Memphis Taproom. Pours a cloudy amber with white head and nice lace. Notes biscuit and fruits. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6905) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2014
Cask in Oxford. Amber / copper color. Light and thinnish body. Light malt, but with nice caramel flavor and decent hops. Not really exciting, but decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4923) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at The London and County in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep brown colour with smooth head and medium to flat body. Aroma of hops and barley with some nutty hints. Taste of hops, barley, wheat, nuts, light malt, nuts, mild berries and straw. Smooth to drink, enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4913) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at an Eastbourne based pub. Creamy and soft with some nuts, malt and leaves in the aroma. Very drinkable and quaffy. Enjoyed that one a lot because of its mild aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
macio_men (59) - POLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bardzo wyraźny smak goryczki, karmelowy posmak, intensywna, czerwonawa barwa. Godne polecenia :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
NikkTwist (1812) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
Cask draft at Khyber Pass. Started as a hazy copper pour with a large foamy head. Lots of wet lace. Feels like a proper English Bitter. Would do in a pinch but nothing extraordinary to see here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (3283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at the newly refurbished Melville Bar. Appearance - honey with a decent head. Nose - malt and honey Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a reasonably clean finish. Overall - not unpleasant but neither does it do anything.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Toomio (289) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Kuminen tiiviste. Kondomi, jossa on kusta joukossa. Ukko ylihumala. Niin kusta, että ihan paskaa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (1057) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Dark gold. Aroma of hops and fruit. Taste is sour/bitter. A bland disappointment and a shadow of its former self. Currently a weak link in the Greene King portfolio.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (293) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Mid-brown with a soapy and buttery palate. Less hops than a dead frog.Really not that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
I enjoyed 3 of these at Memphis Taproom (my favorite bar) during Philly Beer Week. As far as I’m concerned you simply cannot beat the English when it comes to Bitter or Pale ale in cask! Although this may not be the best of the best, it still blows away most American Cask Pale Ales. I know it’s not high ABV or a Hop-bomb that will make ones face implode, and barely carbonated, but that’s the point: It’s an English Style REAL Cask Ale. It was enjoyable on it’s own, but I’d rank it even higher if I could assign Style Points

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