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


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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vanvenlo (1855) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2006
14 Mar 2006 - Sweet hopy aroma. Clear amber, low head and poor lacing. Sweet fully hopped and low malt flavour. Bitter hoppy finish, a thin, nothing sort of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (18005) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2006
Bottle. Not much head with shortish duration. Golden colored. Taste is kinda like a lager. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2006
CLEAR Bottle (when will they ever learn?) and cost me $7.50 (when will I ever learn):

Clean golden hue with a small but lasting frothy head but little lace. Smells more like a lager than an ale with the grassy Tettnang hops at the forefront with a dash of biscuity and husky malts. The taste is a straight forward mild bitter and herbal flavor with no depth to speak of. Not that this beer is bad to speak, but for the money it was a poor investment. The best part is the fancy bottle and that is not gonna help the rating, it is not a beer to dine for that is for sure.
AVOID unless you can find it at discount for a buck or two (and by then it most likely will be light struck i.e. skunked!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1923) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2006
Hop amlt aroma. Clear yellow colour with poor head and lacing. Spice hop malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
very lagerish for an ale, theyve gone for american hops so it tastes a bit like a more flavoursome american beer. Certainly no beer to dine for

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
Bottle (from Tescos). Quite neutral overall. Some vaguely fruity grassy hop aromas. Dry with chalky malt flavours. Quite lagerish and seems like an attempt by GK to cash in with a fancy bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Musty, dusty, some floral notes, but theyre dry and stale, a light grainy maltiness, ending on a slightly sweet honeysuckle finish, but the dominant theme is mustiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sunevdj (4073) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2006
Pours a pale yellow. Looks a lot like boring lager. Very hoppy and high maltiness. Grassy. A bit sticky.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
(on bottle) Even from half a meters distance is the sour, acidic smell overwhelming. Even the colour is the same as what the aroma makes you hink of; urin. After a few minutes, there are hints of apple and mandarin, eve a few maltgrains Its gassy, but has a soft mouthfeel and a candyish finish, that actually grows on me. But that sure was a bad start.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2005
RLB YEHA 05. Very unique beer in that it is brewed with german hops for an english golden ale. Also held up pretty well despite the clear bottle. Pours very clear and golden with an ok head but fades. Aroma is very herbal and lightly spicy with a slight breadiness in the end from the malt. The noble hops come through again in the flavor- slightly earthy but more of a floral earthy and not woodsy like some other english hops. I really think the tettnang is a good choice for a golden ale- it kinda brings this one closer to a kolsch.

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