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

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RATINGS: 646   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.


Stldsf1's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Like this. Pale malts. Nuts caramel. Earthy with a brush of sweetness. Slight bitterness. Big frothy head. It's a beer' beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3975) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
Old rating from 2010. Malty fresh Ale. Easy to drink, not too deep, hints of Caramel, fresh, smooth, nice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
panzerwolf (108) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Pours deep copper. A toffee taste, mixture of sweet and bitter. I would call this an ok beer, but I most likely wouldn’t really buy it again. Certainly still an interesting mix of tastes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1878) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to my sis. Dark copper thin head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty caramel light hoppy bitter finish. Standard stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1292) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
Clear copper beer, dense off-white head. Malty nose with caramel and fruit notes. Flavor is biscuity malt and fruit. Finishes pretty dry with mild hoppy bitterness. Thin and boring, but not undrinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coranc (35) - IRELAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head - dissipates quickly. Fruit and caramel aroma with hop notes. Thin mouthfeel. Easy to drink but not for me.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
christhoel (235) - 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 !

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (3089) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1044) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9723) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (431) - 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.


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