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


on tap

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RATINGS: 631   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
Dark amber. Earthy nose. Dry hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2002
Draught can: Pours amber with a thick foamy white head. Light nutty/earthy/woody aroma. A nice mild session beer. Very quaffable. Light caramel accents, medium to light bodied, sweet bitter dryish finish. I enjoy it better than the Pub, the bitter in the finish is very nice. Decent but not extraordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Cloudy dark amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is earthy bitter with slightly skunky quality. Flavor is mild caramel and earthiness, with a bit of hoppy bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2002
Canned. Medium amber clear under small short lasting yellow white head - did they forget the nitro capsule? Faint metallic sweet malt and even fainter hops aroma. Some fruity nectar and caramel on glass swirl. Medium smooth buttery low carb English ale like body. Medium metallic bitter hoppy start, sweeter malty with hint of nutty middle and finish. Staleish floral bitter hoppy finish. Iím interested enought to try the draught and/or bottled version.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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