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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2002
Slightly skunky aroma(the clear bottle has to go), deep golden-orange/light copper colour. Not a bad bitter. Some nice British caramel malt flavour to start, slightly nutty in the middle. A bitter finish, although not hop falvourful, which takes away from the decent start.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2002
Hoppy in an unsophisticated kind of way. Has a strange sort of bbq chook sort of oiliness that I’ve never experienced in beer before. A bit rough, all in all, and the bottle’s just silly.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2002
Clear bottle with a foil top. Looks all fancy with its good small head and dark orange color. I wish that I could say something good about it’s skunky taste, or lifeless flavor

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilsnerrogge (2410) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2002
Amber coloured, small but firm head. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy smoooooooth bitterness. Great beer. Very pour-friendly bottle!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2002
Burnt orange color, virtually no head (what there was dissipated very quickly.I tasted the toffee flavor, but was not overly impressed by the taste.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2002
The appearance of this beer looks mighty tasty. Unfortunately, I thought it tasted like liquid banana bread. I hate banana bread! If you like banana bread...to each his own.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2002
Beautifully dark amber appearance. Nutty aroma. Crisp, nice maltiness. Rather light bodied. Fruity early sweetness, but dry bitter finish. Very english and really tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassewan (44) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2002
Strong bitterness, nice colour but little head.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Pleasently surprised by this beer. Had out of the bottle. I was afraid from some earlier ratings it would be too bitter for my liking, but it was not. A bit hoppy, with some aftertaste, but not entirely unpleasant.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 7, 2002
No guys , this is not a ale that I will remember on positive side . Palate is off and flavour did not please me to much either . Watery with litlle head , bitter ,not much else in it ...


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