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

bottled
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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.


raisedfist86's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 30, 2011
I enjoyed this a lot. It has a faintly sweet aroma, almost like toffee. A light caramel color, it appears to be almost non-carbonated but you can feel the light carbonation on the tongue. It’s a crisp beer that goes down easy, leaving a lasting but mild bitterness on the tongue. I could easily session this.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tore_pettersen (191) - - APR 5, 2014
Brun/orange med tykt hvitt skum. Lukter malt, humle og sitrus. Tørr bitter smak med litt sitrus. Bra med kullsyre, kort bitter ettersmak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1069) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
A mid amber brown coloured beer with a thick white head. A light, grassy, citrusy hop aroma with a background maltiness. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter hop taste, pithy citrus fruit flavours, resinous and piney is mellowed by a caramel malt taste towards the end. The finish is bitter and hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
StuffWine (117) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Poured clear orange-amber with thin off-white head that lasted surprisingly well. Aroma simple of sweet orange citrus hops. Initial flavour malt then switching to plenty of bitter hops. Moderate length to finish, thin bodied though this seems correct for a bitter, but with a surprise of more fine carbonation than was expecting. Is ok

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5570) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EddyBeer1 (760) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2014
Ambrée claire, effervescence faible, mousse tombe tout de suite. Malts caramel légers, amertume moyenne, trop aqueuse, peu de nuances.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (705) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with loose thin ivory head. Aroma: Toffee and caramel notes, fruity, floral, biscuit/bread. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitter and sourness, slight saltiness. Palate: Thin smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry bitter finish after an initial bitter/sourness. Comments: Tasty session bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma is floral, some caramel and some banana. Taste is light to moderate bitter and light sweet. Not too special but not too bad either. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peter_L (471) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Flaska köpt på Meny i Norge. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Doft av toffe och kola. Blommig beska. Endimensionell.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (1420) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits spicy and some hops flavor malts spicy fruits and some hops

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatteoD. (124) - ITALY - SEP 26, 2013
Bottiglia comprata da Auchan Mestre. Bella schiuma cremosa e mediamente fine, che scende velocemente e con effetto sapone, bel colore ambrato e abbastanza limpido, aroma floreale, maltato, al palato corpo leggero e media carbonazione con note di pane tostato, noci, datteri, con finale amaro e secco abbastanza pulito e piacevole. Una discreta bitter.


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