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

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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered in a variety of containers in Finland, UK, USA, Brazil, Denmark, France, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.
Can has been 4.3% since at least 2014
Ingredients: Pale Malt; Goldings, Challenger & 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.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

An English Ale with a distinctive flavour of dark toffee and caramel combined with a crisp bitterness derived from using rare Bramling Cross hops. Tropical and berry fruits from the mix of hops, in particular the rare Bramling Cross which adds black and redcurrants. Challenger in the boiling copper gives robust bitterness and this is balanced by the sweetness from the pale and crystal malts.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Horo (223) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2015
zapach przyjemny, dość intensywny, świeży, bardzo zielonobutelkowy, do tego trochę jakby skórki z limonki albo sprita. lekkie nuty karmelowe, trochę zielonego pieprzu i przypraw korzennych w tle. kolor miedziany, klarowny, piana średnio obfita, całkiem ładna, dość dobrze się trzyma, beżowa. w smaku pełne, karmelowe, ciastkowe, pieczony chleb, słody i bardzo wysoka goryczka jak na styl. ziołowa, czysta, dość krótka, ale ściągająca. znowu zielony pieprz i może trochę zielonych części roślin. nasycenie średnie do wysokiego.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (2020) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Copper color, good foam. Floral and nutty tones, good hop bitterness, good bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
facefck (37) - POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2016 Klarowne, bursztynowe, piana wygląda ładnie do kilku minut po nalaniu, później zostaje bardzo cienka warstwa. W zapachu raczej słodowe; średnia goryczka. Przyjemne, za 3,99 w lidlu - jak najbardziej.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mingos (64) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Dark amber, clear. 1 finger off-white head with poor retention and poor lacing. Aroma: sweetish; caramel, apples. Taste: dry, with hints of apple, lemon and herbs. Bitterness medium to high, lingering, herbal and grapefruity. Thin and somewhat watery, medium carbonation. Not very smooth. This brew is definitely refreshing, but that’s as far as the positive side goes. It’s neither complex nor surprising. Very average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Can - bright amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, a little peppery and earthy hops. Taste of caramel, burnt toffee, hay, a little light earthy bitterness to finish. Medium body, low carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Manslow (1020) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Butelka.Kolor bursztynowy, piana szybko opada. Smak i aromat lekko ziołowy, nic nadzwyczajnego.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
diamonnd (32) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Aromat słodowy, karmelowy przebija się alkohol i delikatnie chmiel. Bursztynowe, klarowne, piana szybko opadająca. W smaku karmel, chmiel, ziołowość. Goryczka średnia, przyjemna. Ogólnie niezłe piwo.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
When I opened this ale I had never imagined such a marked hops. It has definitely good tones hidden behind the pronounced malt and hops. For instance, a bit of fruit. The finish is sufficiently bitter and prolonged, but the body of this ale is unfortunately blurred behind a fierce charge malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marek13 (287) - Brzesko, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2016 Bottle 06.2016. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, walnuts, bread crust and little grass. Colour of strong tea, clear. Tan coloured head, three fingered, reduces to big ring. Malty in taste, also caramel, walnuts, bread with diacetyl note. Medium, short bitterness, herbal-dry with grassy note. Strong malty and bready aftertaste. Medium carbonated, little to high. Body is rather medium, texture creamy and little oily. Alcohol slightly perceptible in aftertaste. Nice and very drinkable english style beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grisza77 (528) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Bursztynowe, klarowne piwo o średniej pianie, która zdobi szkło i szybko redukuje się do mgiełki na powierzchni piwa. Aromat głównie karmelowy z nutą chmielu. W smaku także karmel i chmiel, ale trochę bardziej intensywne niż w aromacie. Goryczka średnia, przyjemna, ziołowa. Ogólnie bardzo pijalne piwo w typowo angielskim stylu, mi smakowało.


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