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


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2298) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Copper pour with a white frothy head. Strong malt aroma. Malt, caramel and toffee flavour. Syrup texture. Honey finish. Thin body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Copper colour with a rapidly disappearing head. The initial skunky aroma settled down to a slightly toasty, sweet syrupy aroma. Tasted very watery with virtually no flavour at all.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1787) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1660) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2997) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
danlo (1631) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6341) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (3378) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1438) - 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.

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