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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 3, 2012
Pale amber with a thin white head that soon collapses. This has the nose of an English ale, spicy dry and earthy with a slight metallic hint. In the mouth its obvious that caramalt has been used, plenty of digestive biscuit malt, a hint of diacetyl, plenty of carbonation, a fair amount of bitterness and the ghost of pineapple. Its a surprisingly morish dry peppery red fruit finish and fairly thick in palate given its ABV.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18526) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2121) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 23, 2014
Itís NOT bad!Itís an English beer, for Christís sake, and with low alcohol content. Nice and malty, honeyish, and a touch of biscuits. Sweet, as all bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
50cl bottle from Tesco. Amber with a loose, fast fading, white head; malty aroma with some dusty hops; medium bodied with chewy malts; and a long dry caramel finish with some reasonable underlying hops. This is rather good - looks like these new 2.8% beers could be a success!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6448) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Fine fruity and hoppy nose. Thin aroma, maybe some berries. Very drinkable and refreshing. Surprisingly good.

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