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


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RATINGS: 641   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.

raisedfist86's rating

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
christhoel (171) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
caramel, brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, i have a theory and this is it . every beer that comes in a clear bottle tastes like shit !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (2886) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Sweet, slightly grainy and some caramel in aroma. Sweet, hop extract, some spicy pepper in taste. Weird one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (876) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 8, 2014
0,5L can, 4.3% ABV, BB 30.06.15. Pours clear copper with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is caramel, nutty, malts, and some fruity notes. Flavor is sweet and bitter, nutty, caramel, some fruity notes Finish is dry-nutty bitter. Palate is rather watery. Overall: not bad. Maybe a little bit too thin, but it’s rather easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9521) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 8, 2014
500ml can (Anywhere, Tallinn) at 4.3%
Sticky dirty aroma, like there was a spillage in a brewery, and now you have to clean it up. Sweet black tea. Similar taste, bland and sweet, a little bit metallic. Palate sweet and slick. Metal, sulfur, butter in the finish. Very 1980 keg bitter. The kind of thing that CAMRA came to kill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (390) - Elche, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2014
Clear amber color with a good white head with medium retention. Aroma is floral and hoppy, with caramel and sweet malts. Taste is hoppy and sweet, with caramel and malt hints. Moderate bitterness on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Generic bitter - pleasantly sessionable, quite earthy in the body with pleasant bitterness but little of excitement going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"can be a little off sometimes (used to be in a clear bottle...don’t know about now) but it was a nice change of pace. mild, but a complex mix of malty flavors and just a touch of hops."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (682) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a clear amber color, topped with an average white head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel and fruit. The taste is malty with moderate bitterness in the body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (375) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2014
Caramel, fruits, bread and some grains in the aroma. Amber body with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a decent Premium Bitter, nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
digopossobon (295) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2014
6ª cerveja da noite, gentilmente oferececida e recomendada pelo proprietário do Lapa. Extremamente aromática, herbal. Creme denso. Cor acobreada. Lupulada pra caceta e seca. O sabor lembra a ameixas. Que presentão!!

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