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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: 36   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular when brewed at Ridleys. Relegated to seasonal/occasional availability since the Greene King takeover. Previously 5.1%.
A superior blend of malt and hops characterises this full-bodied, smooth and warming premium ale. Savour the rich, spicy, bittersweet flavour.

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4.2
omhper (25154) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned at GBBF.
Amber colour. Rich, fruity and really malty with alingering salty flavour. A hoppy, but still malt dominated ale.

3.7
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
Cask Conditioned
Clean amber to dark-amber color. The aroma is quite simple, but the flavor is really interesting: malty,smoth, some sweetness, some caramel and a really pleasant hop touch. A great pleasure.

3.7
imdownthepub (14557) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Dark reddish brown with malty head. Thick on palate, dark roasted fruity beer, didn’t taste like old ale though, more a fruity sweet malty beer. Warming alcohol kick, very moorish. Enjoyable.

4
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2005
Red amber beer with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt and berries. Sweet flavour with lots of berries, but balanced by plenty of hops and a lasting bitterness. Very smooth and rich.

3.2
Rune (12813) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Half on cask. Perfect temperature. Mahogany red-tinged. Thin foamy head diminishing to nothing. Dark malty aroma combined with fruity notes. Flavour contains dark fruit and dark berries. Bitter sweetness towards the end. Dry finish. Flat and medium mouthfeel (The Harp in Covent Garden 18.09.2006).

3.3
leaparsons (10554) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
Cask. Orange gold in colour, this has a malty, spicy aroma. Flavours consist of toffee with some fruit and spice. The finish is chalky and dry but not bitter. I was expecting more from this beer.

3.4
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham 17/07/2004 Amber coloured and strong in alcohol with some fruit aroma. Warming slightly bitter caramel malt finish.

3.2
Hansen (8594) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2004
From cask. This brings something to british ale, more flavor, more depth. Amber colour, low head. Light flavor.

3.3
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Pint at The sad Hog Tavern. A heady waft of oily hop. A touch of ganja. Transparent raspberry red. A puckering blast of grapefruit bitterness. Crisply refreshing but a little thin-bodied for the ABV. Tasty but one-dimensional. (Re-rate) Back at SHT. Sweaty hop and long doughy biscuit. Intense malt-hop balance. Very nice.

3.3
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2006
Cask at The Harp London WC2 16 Sep 06. Chestnut brown coloured. A small off-white head. Fruity aroma. A caramellish rich flavour. A long bitter aftertaste. Well balanced.


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