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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6368) - 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 Fullerís similarly weak Mighty Atom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7958) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5229) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10461) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - 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. Youíd get more ítropical notesí in a Siberian blizzard [06072012]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2640) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
copper ... thin white lacing ... thin metalic ... soft fruits ... dull bitter fruits ... soft fruits ... very dull

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
a_cross (617) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Cask; amber, clear, thin head; malty, a fair amount of orangey fruit; some floral hops; not as thin as youíd expect; at this strength itís never going to set the world alight but itís a perfectly acceptable attempt at a low alcohol beer - Iíd be happy to have another pint next time Iím out for a meal and need to drive afterwards.

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