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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2002
A year ago, Iíd have been impressed by the nitro capsule in this can - now I know better. This is an extremely mild English bitter thatís easily quaffable. Crisp.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2002
My favorite beer. Rich and balanced. I think itís perfect.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2002
Beer in a fruit juice bottle(sigh, clear glass)with a rip top? Nice hazy copper colour,medium head, hoppy-fruity-yeasty aroma. Big hoppy malt body with a smooth slightly sticky mouthfeel. Lingering bitter finish, not bad stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2002
First off, any beer worth anything ought not be put in a clear glass bottle. Fortunately, it didnít affect this beer adversely. In the aroma department this one is rather bland some faint hops and a bit of maltiness. Taste is a bit better than itís nose. Mouthfeel is a little more thin than I thought it would be. Finish is just a touch bitter, but surprisingly doesnít linger on the palate very long. As duff said itís rather middle of the road.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2002
orangy colour with thick, creamy beige head. slightly sour aroma. good brittish maltiness and an earthy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2002
Middle of the road English bitter, slightly perfumy hop nose. Dry and bitter, which is good, perhaps a bit thin bodied, and fairly perdicatble, very english.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ingevara (788) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
Aaahh…! This one has it all. Hops and malt, sugar and bitter, depth and freshness. It lingers, restore and vitalize. A favourite.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2002
ReRate (Aug 24/01): Dark copper-amber; earthy aroma (mushrooms, SPF 10); chewy straightforward malt character, caramel & earth, slight wood; finish fluctuates between sweet and earthily dry. Old Rating: 2.1

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2002
very very pleasant caramel taste. Smooth finish - with nice after taste of slightly bitter hops and slight caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
smooth, nutty and flat. what i look for in an english bitter. this one has a great medium-heavy body. The hop taste is just gravy. had this one on draught though. probably why i liked it so much.


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