oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2007
Cask. Dark ambery colour with small head. Aroma is bitter fruits along with slight spicyness and earth. Citrus in the flavour along with lots of perfume, earth and rather soapy hints. Not very nice. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Amber, slightly murky, maybe not at its best, little head. Bitter aroma, hints towards grapefruit and ginger, but is non-descript and doesn’t give a crisp enough feel. Mushy mashy taste. Plenty of something that’s some kind of bitterness, but no details. Later perfumed soap comes through - both the perfume part and the soap part. Sulphates probably, as this is Greene King. Dissappointed. RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 22, 2007
Cask, Whey Pat Ale Festival, St Andrews. Amber with a thin white head and some bubbles hovering. Nose is sherberty and detergent hops. Mouth much of the same, some funky sherbert and citrus. Some sweetness, but that’s completely detatched from the flavour. Typical of Greede King, boring and dull. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2007
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Cask at Baker Street ’Spoons. Soapy grapefruit. Typically crap offering from the King. Either this cask was out of order or I am stunned by the scores here. It was shite. fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
Cask, handpump @ the Brewery Pub by Green King. Clear, pale amber with a small, white head. Citrus aroma. Light body, malty with nutty notes.
Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Cask at the Duke, Oxford. Some raspberry and citrus sweetness makes this one seem a bit lively compared to the hopwater shit that is the Greene King IPA. This one is just as thin and undesireable, just a little less maddening. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Bottled. Golden coloured. Quite clear. Dense white head. Sweet and herbal aroma. Flavour is light citric and herbal. Has some fruity notes. Medium bodied. Light bitter in the end. Easy to drink. ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2006
Cask, handpump @ the Green Man, Horsted Keynes. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2006
Bright deep gold with a thin, creamy white head that held on for dear life. Short burst of grapefruit and pineapple on the nose. Light, flat and generally smooth palate. Tangy citrus fruits dominate the flavour; quite juicy, ripe and fresh with an underlying hint of pine and pasty pale malts. Finish is gentle showing a touch of bitter fruit before sweet honey and summery fruits seal the deal lingering long between swallows. Actually found this to be the best on offer at the Greene King tied pubs. Went well with my meal on the night anyway. Not bad.
Cask (handpump) at Cockney Pub, Aarhus, August 2005. Go all the way to Denmark and end up drinking a GK beer. What’s the world coming to! Actually, I though this was on of GK’s better offerings. Amber coloured. Quite fruity, with light tropical fruit and citrus to the fore. Fresh and clean. Not that interesting though.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
From tap in Lewes, East Sussex. Light in colour with no head. Very flat ale with a hint of fruit, apple maybe. Overall it wet the whistle.