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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
copper ... thin white lacing ... thin metalic ... soft fruits ... dull bitter fruits ... soft fruits ... very dull

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, rich gold with a soft, white foam head. Light caramel and doughy malts in the nose. Lightly sweet flavor with hints of toasted malts and caramel and light, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine, tingly carbonation. Faintly sticky, sweet finish with weak hops and light, toasted caramel. The character is fairly weak but it isnít bad.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10141) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottled 31/08/13. An amber coloured beer with no head. Initially sweet with caramel and toffee notes. However a reasonable citrus note does come through a bit later. Not bad apart from the sickly sweet nose and actually tastes bigger than 2.8%

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Golden brown with a thin foam. Aromas are biscuit and weetabix with grain. Lemon and earthy apple with black tea and herbal notes. Mango with low nuttiness. Flavours are apple with dry biscuit and low lemon. Raisins with leafy, earthy hops. Dry and carbonated on the finish. The best of the 2.8s Iíve had.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7794) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7142) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Clear bottle. Unfizzing copper-orange with a an uneven white foam. Respectably beery aroma; butteriness, orange barley sweets...neat orange cordial. Not too badly damaged. Surprisingly pleasant taste with perfumed floral and orange notes over a sweet, digestive biscuit malt base. Flying saucer notes.Tastes like most of Shepís bottled beers twice the strength. Despite myself, Iím quite enjoying this. GK bastards.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6238) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5672) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5216) - 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.


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