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


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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Available filtered in a variety of containers in Finland, UK, USA, Brazil, Denmark, France, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.
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.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Backlog. Tried it bottled. A decent example, not enough to float my boat though. Dominated by a slightly stale caramel, some herbs, grass and citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silvan7 (749) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle @ home. Birra ambrata carca, limpida, con schiuma beige abbastanza fine. Aroma fruttato di mela, caramello, malto e zucchero di canna. Gusto secco, tostato, amatro, di frutta secca (noce), e piuttosto luppolata. Birra poco corposa e con bassissima carbonatazione. Poco calda. nulla di entusiasmante, ma rispettosa dello stile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
txspartan (969) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
Roasted caramel malts aroma, hints of metal. Bit of a head. Pearls of carbonation clearly visible. Strong metallic flavour. Touches of roasted malt and a few bits of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1729) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Aroma is an intense soury and hoppy affair hinting towards marijuana. Has a nice brown body with modest head. Flavour is very soft malt hints and little else. Kind of weak & watery mouthfeel. It looks and smells good but doesn’t deliver. All surface, no substance!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tore_pettersen (195) - - APR 5, 2014
Brun/orange med tykt hvitt skum. Lukter malt, humle og sitrus. Tørr bitter smak med litt sitrus. Bra med kullsyre, kort bitter ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1239) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
A mid amber brown coloured beer with a thick white head. A light, grassy, citrusy hop aroma with a background maltiness. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter hop taste, pithy citrus fruit flavours, resinous and piney is mellowed by a caramel malt taste towards the end. The finish is bitter and hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
StuffWine (135) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Poured clear orange-amber with thin off-white head that lasted surprisingly well. Aroma simple of sweet orange citrus hops. Initial flavour malt then switching to plenty of bitter hops. Moderate length to finish, thin bodied though this seems correct for a bitter, but with a surprise of more fine carbonation than was expecting. Is ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (8393) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EddyBeer1 (926) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2014
Ambrée claire, effervescence faible, mousse tombe tout de suite. Malts caramel légers, amertume moyenne, trop aqueuse, peu de nuances.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with loose thin ivory head. Aroma: Toffee and caramel notes, fruity, floral, biscuit/bread. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitter and sourness, slight saltiness. Palate: Thin smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry bitter finish after an initial bitter/sourness. Comments: Tasty session bitter.

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