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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4924) - 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 (4924) - 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 (6586) - 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 (8338) - 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 (5322) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10875) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Budgens, Sheringham, Norfolk. Orange gold no head. Thin, watery beer with a sweetish edge. Some toffee, caramel. Not great.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerCast_Rich (1902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2012
[500ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Golden pour, thin lacing. Mild sweetcorn on the nose. Warm and flat, just not good at all. You’d get more ’tropical notes’ in a Siberian blizzard [06072012]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2870) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
6 July 2012, bottle at cagarvie's legendary tasting. Light copper, clear, no bubbles. Ugh. Sickly sweet caramel. Med/thin and faintly fizzy. Sugary malt. Ugh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
In bottle. Pours a dark golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of Green King yeast and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Just a little thin with a strange Earl Grey tea and grassy linger.


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