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


on tap

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Ingredients: Pale Malt; Bramling Cross hops.
Originally brewed in the Ruddles brewery in Oakham, Leicestershire (Rutland); moved in 1997 to the Morland brewery in Abingdon, Oxfordshire; finally moved in 2000 to the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds when the strength was reduced to 4.3% and the character was changed.

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yespr (48954) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and reddish/orange with a lacing white head. Light fruity hops aroma. Flavour is light fruity and fresh. Fruity finish with a light bitterness.

zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 13, 2008
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark orange pour with a foamy white head. Aroma is rich and malty with a little fruity sweetness to it. Flavor is smooth and sweet with some caramel malts and a light touch of hay and hops. Finishes semi-sweet and leaves a light bitter on the tongue.

evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 4, 2008
Cask at The Windmill, Swindon. Served way too cold so aroma was killed off. It was in decent condition otherwise, moderate malt and earthy bitterness. I didn’t really enjoy it despite the decent hop content.

albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2008
Cask at the Robin Hood, Sherwood, Nottingham. I generally avoid Greene King beers, because of their takeover and subsequent closure of Hardys & Hansons, but this was the best choice at the pub. I never had it in the old Rutland-brewed days, but this version is pretty good. The amber brown colour suggests the richness of the palate. The aroma is malty, and the flavour has a nice, rich fruity malt base with bitter dry hops on the finish.

Christian (13930) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
Amber with a small creamy head. Weak aroma, caramel and malty, with a touch of grassy hops. Quite bitter with some malt sweetness for balance.

Jonte (1496) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Cask at The Malt Shovel, Edinburgh. Red/brown color with a beige head. Aroma: Woody, grassy/herbal, grapefruit, light sweet frutiness. Flavor: Citrus, wood, spices, pine raisin, grass/herbs. Not that sweet. Buttery and dry mouthfeel.

Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
Cask (Tasted in London). Amber colour with a little head. Fruity nose, with hints of malt. Also flavour of fruit, malt and hints of sweetness.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Clear copper pour topped by a slowly fading off-white head. Not as aromatic as one would wish yet there is substance in there: a strong cookie-like malt base that borders toffee and a rather spicy, earthy and weirdly herbal hops. In mouth, the bitterness is engaging and refreshing at once, cutting through the malt’s sweetness and making it very drinkable. Tasty and I guess my favourite Greene King cask offering.

DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
A nose of malts. The beer pours a deep copper colour. The taste is malty with hops. Quite balanced but this was too dry and savoury for me.

HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
Cask. At The Devonshire Arms, Piccadilly, London Clear copper pour, decent creamy off-white head (sparkler?). Sweet caramel malt aroma, a pleasant surprise of a lot of funky UK hop medley, oily cereal grain in the finish. Smooth taste, a nice blend of moderately sweet cereal malt and restrained light alpha hops - for some reason my notes say "cherry" - I think I detected some tart cherry sourness in the finish, but I was probably hallucinating - I’d just spent 2-3 hours walking around Hampstead Heath. Decent body, nice oily bitterness over the dry malt - solid pint.

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