Greene King Hare Raiser (Cask)


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Formerly brewed at Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Seasonal - March & April.
New for March 2009, this well hopped seasonal ale is perfect for Spring months, bursting with fruits with a crisp bitter finish.
Also sold as Westgate Hare Raiser

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoFi (1714) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2012
From old notes, in a Greene King pub in or near Earl’s Cort. Dark amber, creamy white head. Biscuity maltiness with caramel, dried fruits, low bitterness. Near medium-bodied with low carbonation. The first ale after breakfast on a very nice London trip, I liked this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2010
Cask, handpump at a pub near the river (forgot name, but on opposite side of river to Hampton Court) Thames Tipple Leg 9 Hampton to Kingston Upon Thames 13-03-10 Pours reddy/amber with a slight off-white head some malt and citrus show on the nose. Not a bad beer from GK, streaky citrus, looks good, its fine enough. A6 A5 F6 P3 Ov12 3.2

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2010
Handpull at the St Brides Tavern in Blackfriar EC4. Red Amber colour, medium fine off-White head. Little lace. Sweet toffee with a strong plastic note.. Dull hop and bland citrus notes in taste. Green king through and through...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (48040) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Bon Accord, 153 North Street, Glasgow G3 7DA, Scotland. [ As Westgate Hare Raiser ].
Clear medium to light dark brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090410]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (15800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2009
Cask (Kitty’s, Helsinki) - as Westgate Hare Raiser.
Have Greene King realised that their very name is a negative selling point, and they are now trying alternatives such as "Westgate" in order to hide? Rich brown, tight head. Sweet cakey and tobaccoey aroma, not quite stretching to tea. Simple sweet taste, bready, and a bit mushroomy. Aroma gains a bit of fish and sulphur. Some caramel body, but dull, dull, dull. Quite drinkable though. Has GK’s fingerprint clearly on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2009
(Pint at the Waterfront, Diss) Guest ale looked copper brown with a small white head. Not too impressive. Aroma was minimal but could make out some nice toffee elements mixed with very bright, fresh citrus hops. Taste was a biscuity sweet malt initially, very nice with a little bitter hop coming in and giving it a dry finish. Tastes brilliant actually for a regular bitter. Good carbonation too - subtle but working very well. However, as I drunk it lost much of it’s flavour, becoming just one of those dull, slighty hopped bitters that are all too common. Didn’t work very well with the food either (scampi and chips) which was a suprise as I thought the citrus hops would complement it very well. Lovely to begin with, but ended a disappointment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
Cask at The Sad Hog Tavern, bobbing novelty hare pumpclip and all. Clear chestnut densely collared with white. Nose watery raisin and caramel. Completely still in the mouth with hints of cask, dried fruit, caramel, clear bottled/pasteurised sweet potato mush and occasional ginger. Halloween already? Clean and bready with clinging honey on white toast afters. Not unpleasant.

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