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Greene King St Edmunds (Cask)

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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
St Edmunds is a new golden beer and the first of its kind in the UK. A revolutionary take on a traditional dispense, the unique beer engine allows drinkers to choose how their cask pint of St Edmunds is served. Reflecting regional tastes, drinkers can opt for a ‘northern head’ – tight and creamy or a ‘southern head’ – a crowning glory of loose bubbles.
Recently voted Beer of the Month by renowned beer writer Roger Protz, St Edmunds is crisp and fresh with zesty, citrus notes. Offering drinkers a choice of styles, St Edmunds still provides the great flavour of a quality cask beer. Specially brewed to be served between 6-8 degrees - cooler than traditional cask beers – it delivers the refreshment of colder drinks while retaining all the depth of character, taste and aroma of real ale.

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2.4
Cunningham (8273) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2017
Hazed golden color with a white head. Dotted lacing. Moderate intensity in the aroma. Medium (light) body and a soft to flat carbonation level. Malty and herbal flavor
[Cask at Philharmonic in Liverpool, England]

3.3
gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2017
Cask at Queens Head, Wokingham, on April 4, 2017. As a ½ pint for £1.90.
Clight minty, fruity, malty, sweet taste. Red berries aftertaste. Smooth low CO2 mouthfeel, medium low a bit dry bitterness. A slight bit hazy golden color, white head with lacing. Hint of butterscotch, fruity, a tad apple scent.

3
mabuzzer (896) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Cask @ Earl of Derby, Cambridge. Clear, golden with a thin but creamy white head. Yeasty, banana aroma. Light, citrus, floral flavour

2.7
ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Cask @ Waterhouse, Manchester. Had a soapy sourness to it (possibly didn’t travel well), however still recognisably a Greene King brew.

3.1
allmyvinyl (10931) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Cask at the Mercat. Pours clear golden, thin white head. Aromas are floral hops, light lemon. Taste is biscuit, sweet, light lemon again. It’s ok. Bit sweet on the finish.

3.5
AshtonMcCobb (6852) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
On cask at the Mercat. Appearance - golden hazy with a nice head. Nose -floral and citrus notes. Taste - lemon with toffee biscuit backbone. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - probably the best I’ve had from Greene King. Not sure why the score is so low.

2.5
jjsint (3434) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Cask at Earl of Derby, Cambridge. Mid gold, clear. Wisps of head but mostly flat. Aroma of sulphur and orange blossom. Chemical bittersweet taste with a bitter-sour finish. Unfortunate lingering aftertaste. One of GK’s less palatable efforts.

2.5
AndySnow (7972) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Gatwick Airport, London.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, hops, citrus.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, citrus, some caramel.

2.8
MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Aroma: honey, grain. Appearance: clear gold. Taste: light bitter. Palate: lively carbonation, malty sweets coming up. Overall: bit boring Golden Ale. Pint at Victoria & Albert, Marylebone.

2.1
Vladivostok (491) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Golden colour with, in this case, a tight foamy head. Not much aroma to speak of and falls just the wrong side of the line that defines ’subtlety’ or ’blandness’. Fairly inoffensive but it still has that sogginess which typifies all Greene King beers. I’ve certainly had worse but it’s really nothing to write home about.


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