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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6818) - 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 (3581) - 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 (1549) - 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 (3106) - 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 (6198) - Ruhrcity, 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Fine fruity and hoppy nose. Thin aroma, maybe some berries. Very drinkable and refreshing. Surprisingly good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle from Tesco. Copper coloured with a tight, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Light, malty aroma with a chalky edge and some boiled sweets. Flavour was sweet with plenty of caramel and a surpassingly heavy mouth feel for such a low ABV beer. Finish was moderately bitter, with some jarring sodden cardboard. A strange mix and inferior to Fuller’s similarly weak Mighty Atom.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9060) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle from Tesco Exmouth. Clear amber, mid-sized head. Good hop aroma. Light-bodied with shy malt flavour, hints of caramel and some quite nice resiny and grassy hops, especially in the finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
Well, I wondered what a low strength budget busting beer would taste like ...... drinkable actually. Thinnish head and not too much aroma. Tastes like a pineapple infused sweet tea kind of brew. Not as sweet and sickly the more you have. Its a bit thin, but passable. Quite fizzy, but not badly so considering the flavour and style of the drink.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
500ml clear glass bottle from Tesco. Toffee accented malt aroma. Pleasant malt, toffee, fruit and grass flavours. Lingering hop warmth in the finish. Quite drinkable, and decent flavours for a low abv pasteurised bottled beer. I could drink a few of these.


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