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


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RATINGS: 665   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.
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.

downender's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (6888) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - APR 16, 2008
Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep, reddish amber with a short-lived, off-white head. Butter toffee and floral hop aroma. Full mouth feel with more buttery sweetness and some discordant hops in the finish. This became less pleasant the more I drank and one was quite enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbonde (161) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
50 cl. bottle@home in English Pint glass@approx 15 degreesC. Pours deep golden with one finger head. Well balanced aroma with both fruity hop, grass, bread and caramel malt. Taste does not quite live up to aroma with a touch of metallic disturbing the classic British bitterness. Bitterness also quite dominating also in the quite dry aftertaste. Somewhat watery texture with soft carbonation. OK British bitter, but could do without the metallic twang which thankfully evaporates after about half of the pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Miel, tostada, con dos dedos de espuma. Aroma a malta tostada. Dulce en boca, acaramelada y con toques lupulados. Carbonatacion media. Cuerpo moderado.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sucharek147 (92) - Dębica, POLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Barwa miedziana, klarownośc idelna. Piana średnia, szybko opadająca, średnio pęcherzykowa. Aromat zdecydowanie słodowy. Trochę karmelu i estry. W smaku piwo nie jest przesadnie puste i wodniste. Goryczka na finiszu jakas jest, ale mogłaby byc wyższa, by lepiej zrównoważyć wyraźną słodowość.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikkellund42 (643) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small white head. Aroma is lime peel, malt, caramel and hints of spruce. Taste is medium to very bitter and light to medium sweet. Body is watery to light oily with soft combination. Finish is medium long and mostly bitter notes of malt caramel and lime peel. Quenching and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5400) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
light sweet bitter aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, fizzy, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (4268) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2015
Bottle, 4.3%. Pours clear amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt,mwith notes of hops and fruit and touches of caramel and yeast. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with some subtle, sweetish notes of malt and yeast. Bitter aftertaste with a metallic touch to it. Lively carbonation. Not bad but nothing extraordinary, either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (887) - Hammel, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Bottle from Fakta. Pours golden amber with an off-white head. Light bitter taste of caramel, some fruits, toffee, malts. Soft carbonation. Dry light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gylo (239) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bardzo ?adna barwa i przyjemny karmelowy aromat. Delikatna goryczka, pe?ny smak. Nie ma tutaj czego? wyj?tkowo charakterystycznego ale godne polecenia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMJL (227) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Z butelki silny zapach kontynentalnego chmielu. Piana niezbyt wysoka, lekko beżowa, powoli opada do cienkiego kożuszka. Kolor piwa to lekka miedź. Aromat ze szkła typowy dla angielskich ale – przyjemne owoce – głównie wiśnie, słód w takim karmelowym typie i wyraźny, ale nie dominujący chmiel. Z pierwszym łykiem odniosłem wrażenie, że mam do czynienia z jakimś lagerem – piwo wydawało się bardzo czyste w smaku. Dopiero później pojawia się przyjemna owocowość, słodowość i pełnia, a na końcu pozostaje w ustach posmak lekkiej słodyczy. Goryczka jest niewysoka, ale raczej przyjemna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2448) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
50 cl. bottle from Fakta discounter. Clear, deep golden colour with an amber tint. Fluffy, off-white head. Fruity aroma with caramel malts, toffee, nuts and floral hops. Taste is lightly bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and slightly bitter with fruity notes - apples and caramel malts. Classical British - maybe bordering old fashioned. Still enjoyable, extra credits for the low abv.

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