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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Ridley’s beer, brewed at Greene King since late 2005.

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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - DEC 6, 2012
It’s not bad. Nice rounded taste in the mouth, full bodied, toffee malts. Bit sweet for me. Lonely old men drinking alone in the corner of the pub, roll ups, betting slip, pint of Old Bob. Nice bitter finish.


2.6
Davros IX (581) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017
There was quite a flavour of sweet caramel to this beer and I'm not sure if it is something I particularly enjoyed. The alcohol was forward, but I keep coming back to that sweet caramel flavour. The uncharitable would say that this is a simple way to create an old ale.

3.3
john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle. (Brief tasting notes and rating from old records) - Sharp, very bitter, rich, malty hoppy ale with bitter hop aftertaste. Tasty beer. (Backlog)

2.9
Grumbo (4294) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.1
hatzer (199) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
I quited like the spice in this quite strong on the palate pours ok with nice head

3.2
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours quite a red brown with a small off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, with malt and hints of citrus. Sweet initially, with a little bitterness, flavors of malt, dried fruit, hops and warm spices.

3
MarcinG (1065) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Ciemny herbaciany kolor o lekko palonej obfitej pianie. Aromat cytrusow chmielu i ciastek. W smaku mozna jeszcze dodac orzechy i niezly slodko gorzki posmak. Niezle i bardzo "pijalne".

Marcin G

3.3
SkillsFactory (738) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2015
Ambrata limpida con riflessi color caramello, schiuma nocciola di buona persistenza. Aroma di uva passa, prugna, caramello, tostato. Al palato malti tostati, caramello, finale tra l'amaro erbaceo e il fruttato dell'uvetta. Corpo medio, mediamente carbonata.

3.5
canddw (102) - - MAY 8, 2015
Dark amber with creamy head and soft carbonation. Earthy, hoppy nose with a hint of coffee. Taste is earth, biscuit, toffee, hay and a gentle bitter finish. Smooth palate, nice beer.

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3.1
gegwilson (3827) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours with a light layer of off white froth. The taste is light peppery spice with some caramel and stewed fruit flavour. Some aniseed and a touch of metal too. OK.

3.5
Cunningham (8530) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
Lovely looking ale. Clear nutty golden color with a thick fine head. Nice lacing. Nice aroma. Some spices and balanced fruity aroma. Medium body. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Average carbonation. Fruity, malty, raisins and some toffee. Decent ale.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]


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