Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"This succulent premium ale has a wonderful blend of hops that give spicy and citrus fruit flavours leading into a dried fruit and biscuit malt finish. Twice a gold medal winner at the British Bottlers Institute Awards. Rich and malty as well as fruity and spicy. Nutty amber malt and biscuit pale malt together with crystal malt giving toffee/caramel notes. Fuggles and Styrian hops brings masses of tropical fruit and fragrant spiciness. Robust bitterness is balanced with the full body and mouth feel provided by the malt and the satisfyingly complex hoppiness."
A Ridleys beer, brewed at Greene King since late 2005.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (46060) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour caramel malt, dusty, whisky - bourbon - fudge. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081229]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (41884) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
rhus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing white head. Mild grainy aroma, somewhat unrefined yet still inviting. Flavour is mild fruity vwith a little hops bite. Dry caramel malt base with a light spice note showing through. Ends dry and mild spiced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (35673) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2003
The nose is flowery, fruity but too faint. The color is amber and the head is small. The mouthfeel is very soft, and the flavor is fruity with notes of black currant and other berries. It is slightly prickling. All in all a really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts and caramel with fruity notes. Sweet flavour of malts, fruits, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25699) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender in the world). Golden amber colour with mediumsized fluffy/foamy head that leaves some nice lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some mild toffee as well as mild oak wooden notes. Flavour is sweet caramel malts, some fudge, mild grass and even some kind of stingy sweetness, not exactly alcohol, but something kind of close to that kind of sweetness. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear amber colour with a thick and stable head. Typical nutty notes in both aroma and flavours with a marked bitter finish. Rather classical British. 140402 & 310802

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (24429) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2005
Bottle: Pours an amber colour into the glass. Very thick creamy long lasting head. Has a sweet malty and fruity aroma. The taste is sweet and malty, some oaky feeling too. Has a little warming and bitter aftertaste. This is a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (23302) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
7th May 2009
Reddish amber clear beer. Semi dry palate. Nicley balanced toffeeish malt with a smooth but subdued hop counterbalance. Creamy malt in the finish and an aftertaste of fading hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22389) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
Ruby in colour,grape malt nose. with a rich smooth malt with raisin fruit tones and juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
Clean amber color. Strange aroma, malty and fruity (red apples) and some alcohol, quite sweet. Not very complex but interesting; the malt comes with some light red apple fruitness, but most of all there is a good (partially aromatic) hopping, strong and very long at the end; the final is also characterized by a good and strong caramel character. Very good body structure.

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