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


on tap

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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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Out of draught widget can. Subtle hoppy notes, bit of tea, but slightly metallic. Huge frothy/foamy white lacing head over darker, hazy amber beer. Medium watery body, but smooth, creamy carb. Good bit of hops and a well-rounded sweetness from the malts, bit fruity. Nice after. A good draught can bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2003
500ml can (non-widget can, thank god!). Great copper reddish colour. It has a fantastic hoppy flavour that follows right through to the end. Make no mistake this is a great ale. Will have to try in bottle as the can has its tinny drawbacks

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2003
Alas, this came in a widget can. Nonetheless, the hoppiness cut quite well through the usual widget muting. It's better after it warms up. Strong bitter foundation, with herbal/grassy flavors. The caramel-like malt melds into this nicely. The beer itself is reddish-amber with the typically thick widget head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
Nice foamy head. Good malt taste. This is one of my regulars

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
500 ml Can. Other than the obvious tin flavours, this bitter is pretty decent. Fruity aroma. Dark and malty. Delicious...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewster (29) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
This is it!!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
Dark amber in colour. Malty. Like the country earth. Bitter of course.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
This is a very easy ale to drink in mass quantities. I loved the hops character mixed with the faint fruit nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brisbane (24) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2002
Bottle. Moderate head. Amber-colored ale, dark like mead. Fruity smells reminds me of Hobgoblin. Thin, hoppy ale, could pass for a thickish lager. Somewhat bitter at first and slightly carbonated from tongue to gut. Hopps bounce about on the palate. Small bite on the way down with a wide, punchy tea-flavor with a little citrus, honey and melon. An ale for home-cooking, but probalby goes better with salmon, seafood, vegetarian or salty, crispy bacon. A relaxed ale with the attitude of iced tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2002
This beer reminds me of an old corn crib I found once running through the trails behind my folks’ farm. Musty, covered with moss, rusted metal roof, some remnant hint of grain, or maybe that was just the sun slanting through the broken boards. There’s actually more of a decent malt presence here than that description would indicate, but I think I’ve nailed the impression given by the rest of the brew ...

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