Brewed by Greene King
Style: Pale Lager
Bury St. Edmunds, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Previously known as The Beer To Dine For.
Brewed to complement food, we use the lightest malts and Tettnang hops to achieve the unique pale golden colour, crisp taste and dry finish. This unique blend makes Hop the ideal accompaniment to spicy dishes, seafood and poultry. The Tettnang hops, imported from Washington State and Oregon, give the beer its soft melon aroma and complete the dry finish.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

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POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Old amateur rating: Fine gold colour with standart lager head. Aroma, good hopy and,flowery. Delicious easily drinkable beer with English hops.

glendelberg (12) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2011
Minimal head which soon dissappears, nothing overwhelming as far as taste and aroma is concerned but still easily drinkable.

Bontus (800) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle, London. Pours dark yellow. British minimalistic head. Immediately a strong lightstruck smell "skunked". Also a sort of lime zest aroma. Good mellow mouthfeel, good diacetyl, soft carbonation. light body. Dull brew.

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
24th April 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Well flavoured lager. Very moderate carbonation so would indeed be good with some nosebag. No bitterness. Decent lager.

Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear, hay-gold with a light, white head. Wet hop and grainy malt aroma. Lightly sweet with some crisp sugar and bread, along with straw-like bitterness. Light in body with fizzy carbonation. Finishes crisp and dry, with light malts and some faint, grassy hops, along with a slight tart note. Not that bad.

deanso (10132) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 7, 2010
500ml bottle. Pale colour. A little white head. Not bad tasting. Nice label

Kavu (4787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2010
Pours golden yellow with a light head. Doesn’t have much of an aroma or even a flavor for that matter. Quite characterless. Drinkable, but nothing to tell your friends about.

FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle. A - Light gold color with a decent sized white foamy head. S - Light and clean smell. Slight hop smells of citrus and floral along with some light pale malt. T - Mild, inoffensive taste. Balanced amount of pale malt and the hop flavors following the nose. The hops might have the slightest of edge on the malt, but there is also a faint sweetness. Fairly bland and nothing really jumps out, but rather it all kind of blends into a background type of taste. M - Light body with a bit below average carbonation. Pretty crisp and slight smoothness. D - Easy to drink a number of these, but the beer doesn’t really make me want to grab and drink another. Notes: Not a bad beer but not great, and I can’t really decide when I would want to drink it. Not really a session beer, or one that I would want to casually sip. Seems like it is marketed to go with food, and it probably wouldn’t be bad that way, but there are beers that I would prefer over this to have with food. Not really a typical British beer, but a decent beer. Flavors just a little too bland and faint.

JohnRMurdoch (4867) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2010
Sweet malty aroma, clear gold colour with minimal head that disappears quickly. Bitter sweet corn taste. Harsh on palate. Not a good beer.

Muggus69 (2491) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2010
50cl bottle. Honey gold body, small white foam. Skunky, metallic, bready malt nose with a suggestion of floral hop. Medium-full body, slight sticky texture, reasonably high carbonation. Pale and honey-like malts on the body, not a great deal else, hint of herb and grass, particularly dry finish. Not good, disappointed.

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