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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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; 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Very simple, yet enjoyabele "Pub Ale." A wispy head sits atop an interesting tawny color. Sweet malts on the nose and palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2004
I had avoided this one for years due to the stupid looking bottle and the stupid price we pay for UK imports, however I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's not such a bad drop. It's certainly malty with a little bit of toffee, I couldn't describe the hop flavour though, just a pleasant mid-palate bitterness. Not bad, but I'm not going to pay $9 for another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2003
Amber coloured. It starts out sweet and malty and then turns towards a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Poured a copper color with small tan head. Malt and caramel aroma also a little skunk aroma. Sweet caramel and malt taste with a little bit of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1150) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2003
interesting bottle and cap; maybe just a gimmick, but i bought it anyway. not-so-subtle malty hoppy aroma, with a pungent skunky overtone (probably a result of the clear bottle?). very bitter at first, but it smoothes out into a good balance of malt and hops. buttery and roasty. appropriately small level of carbonation, and the finish is crisp and clean. not my favorite, but i'd buy it again....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2003
Aroma of malt, hops. Pours a very nice copper brown, head is dense and tan. Caramel in the flavour with hop bitterness. A typical British pub ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6235) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2003
500 ml oldfashioned milk bottle - nice design. Copper coloured, moderate head. Lovely hoppy aroma, hints of ripe fruits and caramel. Bramling Cross hops account for a distinct bitter flavour and aftertaste, quite dry - I'd like some more malts to balance the hops, but that's the style, I guess. Still, this is a nice beer - will definitely buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
Earthy aroma with a touch of sweetness. Medium off-white fully diminishing head - looks a bit still and heavy. Nice mild bitterness balancing a good malt base with a sweet and earthy finish. Medium mouthfeel appropriate to style. On tap at Mr. Pickwick's in VT, USA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2003
Can. Fruity, caramel and nutty aroma. Slightly sweet caramel body with enough bitterness to balance. Good for a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2756) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Medium sized offwhite head, short lived. Clear copper color. Clean malty, nutty nose. Medium body. Malty, biscuity, grainy flavor profile. Finish is dry with a pronounced hop bite. OH YEA! Cool wide mouth chuggin bottle!

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