RateBeer
overall
19
11
style
Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to take advantage of the lower duty on beers 2.8% and under. Bottle, Cask Uncertain This Fine Amber ale has been brewed using a complex mix of hops to offer balanced bitterness with strong tropical notes. All the flavour you would expect from a great English ale but at only alc. 2.8& vol.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
CJGrip (19) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
As a such a low alcohol beer, not actually that bad. But forgetting that, pretty dull tasteless beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
[500ml bottle, gift from Maureen & Dave - cheers!] I hadnít yet tried any of the new 2.8% ales bought out since the tax changes, and thought it was a bit of a shame that the first one I got to try was from GK. I shared it with my brother who (without knowing what he was drinking) said with some distaste "this taste a bit Greene Kingish". And yes, it does have some of their typical caramel and toffee notes in it. But it also has some soft and pleasant hops - lemon, orange and peach. Itís easy drinking, but itís quite pleasant and well balanced and thereís a decent amount of flavour for the strength, A surprisingly good effort from GK - well done!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1475) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
28/04/12 - Bottle from Tesco Extra, a light one, a bit on the thin side. Not bad for low ABV.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2365) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer medium head. Toffee aroma. Taste is sweet toffee with some malts. Weak on the palate. Easy to drink just dull.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
danlo (1318) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear orangey dark amber colour, foamy white head that diminishes leaving some lacing, and a malty mash aroma. Taste is malt and grain, sweetish toffee, with a slight bitterness and a dry finish. Light watery body and medium carbonation. OK considering the low strength.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5882) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottled 500ml. -Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, slight herbal and butterscotch nose. Mild bitter hoppy, passion fruit and butterscotch taste with watery finish. Dryish finish. Has potential, especially with so small alcohol content.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (3064) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear amber coloured brew with fruity and floral flavours, also some nice hoppiness. Quite great what they in England can make out of low alcohol brews.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1233) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
A medium to dark amber coloured beer with a weak white head. A potent skunky aroma to start with, which is followed up with a slightly sweet malt aroma, hints of butterscotch, toffee and caramel. Medium-bodied, smooth mouthfeel. A medium-sweet taste of malt, there is a bready element that tags onto the toffee and caramel from the aroma, as well as a touch of honey and candy floss. After a while there is a light, prickly tang of hop, giving the beer a weak, fruity finish. Altogether a bit bland.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tommann (2850) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium head. Aroma is caramel malt and sweet tea. Taste is quite watery, some toffee and tea. A little skunk. Ok for what it is.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4564) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle bought at local Tesco and shared with MichaelBruch. Nice amber-red colour with low head. Taste of caramel, honey and toast with some nice lemon balm finish. Sweetish but refreshing.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50