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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered in a variety of containers in Finland, UK, USA, Brazil, Denmark, France, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.
Can has been 4.3% since at least 2014
Ingredients: Pale Malt; Goldings, Challenger & Bramling Cross hops.
Originally brewed in the Ruddles brewery in Oakham, Leicestershire (Rutland); moved in 1997 to the Morland brewery in Abingdon, Oxfordshire; finally moved in 2000 to the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

An English Ale with a distinctive flavour of dark toffee and caramel combined with a crisp bitterness derived from using rare Bramling Cross hops. Tropical and berry fruits from the mix of hops, in particular the rare Bramling Cross which adds black and redcurrants. Challenger in the boiling copper gives robust bitterness and this is balanced by the sweetness from the pale and crystal malts.

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2.8
martin00sr (6146) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 8, 2019
UPDATED: APR 8, 2019 Can, 4.3%. Clear amber, lasting thick offwhite head. Malty aroma, some hoppy notes. Malty, bitter flavour, metallic notes. Feels a little light despite the slighlty metallic, rough bitterness.

3
NosirIwont (3057) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2019 Can. 4.3%. Best before 31.07.19. Pours a clear, deep golden/copper, with a creamy, off-white/yellowish head. Great lacing. Fruity, malty aroma with a tart creamy/yogurt-y note. Spicy hint in the background. Ashy hint as it warms. Flavour is the same, with a remote hint of cardboard. Mild to medium bitter finish, with fruit, malt, yogurt, and a light spicy note. Slightly dry. Soft palate, bordering stale. Overall okay, but pretty generic. 16.02.19.

1.5
llkc (3678) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2019 Duft lime malt karamel sødme smag malt sød lidt kiks svag grøn kant en smule kedelig

3
DraftDodger (2764) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2019 Copenhagen 7/1 2018. 50 cl can from Meny, Østerfælled Torv, Kbh Ø. Very green and wholesome can with silhouette of a guy and his dog resting underneath a tree. Pours clear dark amber with small off-white head. Settles as thin layer of foam barely able to cover the surface of the beer. Moderate lacing. Aroma is moderately intense and sweetish. Caramel, toffee. Toasted. Nice - but a shame it is not more intense. Low carbonation. Medium thick, almost flat texture. Flavor is only lightly sweet which is bit surprising when I take the nose into account. Followed by a fairly strong bitterness. Lingers for a while. Nice enough but ordinary very English Bitter. Weak nose but good and strong flavor.

3.6
Excalibur123 (621) - Soria, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2018
Vierte ámbar, muy cristalina con gran cabeza de espuma de larga persistencia, aromas a caramelo, malta, grano, flores y bollería; en boca entrada media, maltosa y con ligero amargor, notas a cereal, cuerpo medio y baja carbonatación, se bebe fácil , con largo retrogusto, amargo y seco, perfecto exponente de estilo inglés.

3
Blastomorpha (376) - - SEP 21, 2018
Bottles. Pours clear copper with a two fingers thick creamy head. Toffe and burnt caramel aroma, taste is way bitter than expected with some herbal notes. Medium bodied, drinkable. Not that bad honestly.

2.2
julesxxl (2314) - FRANCE - MAY 31, 2018
(ambrée, nez caramel, malt, UK hops, bouche onctueuse, ~sèche, caramel, finale amère-sèche, ensemble bof-bof-bof)

3.3
bertovapes (417) - Chorzow, POLAND - MAR 1, 2018
Piwo wypite jakiś czas temu. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji, w ramach uzupełnienia profilu.

3
Piw (1636) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2018
500ml Dose. Dunkelgolden und klar mit mittelgroßer Schaumkrone. Leicht bitter. Leichte Malznoten. Ordentlicher Körper. Karamellaroma

2
deepdrinker (384) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 Bought from asda but not as good as the cask version. poor head retention and a malty taste


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