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


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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Available filtered in a variety of containers in Finland, UK, USA, Brazil, Denmark, France, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.
Can has been 4.3% since at least 2014
Ingredients: Pale Malt; Goldings, Challenger & 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.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

An English Ale with a distinctive flavour of dark toffee and caramel combined with a crisp bitterness derived from using rare Bramling Cross hops. Tropical and berry fruits from the mix of hops, in particular the rare Bramling Cross which adds black and redcurrants. Challenger in the boiling copper gives robust bitterness and this is balanced by the sweetness from the pale and crystal malts.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
TorbenJensen (1469) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
When I opened this ale I had never imagined such a marked hops. It has definitely good tones hidden behind the pronounced malt and hops. For instance, a bit of fruit. The finish is sufficiently bitter and prolonged, but the body of this ale is unfortunately blurred behind a fierce charge malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marek13 (289) - Brzesko, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2016 Bottle 06.2016. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, walnuts, bread crust and little grass. Colour of strong tea, clear. Tan coloured head, three fingered, reduces to big ring. Malty in taste, also caramel, walnuts, bread with diacetyl note. Medium, short bitterness, herbal-dry with grassy note. Strong malty and bready aftertaste. Medium carbonated, little to high. Body is rather medium, texture creamy and little oily. Alcohol slightly perceptible in aftertaste. Nice and very drinkable english style beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grisza77 (638) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Bursztynowe, klarowne piwo o średniej pianie, ktra zdobi szkło i szybko redukuje się do mgiełki na powierzchni piwa. Aromat głwnie karmelowy z nutą chmielu. W smaku także karmel i chmiel, ale trochę bardziej intensywne niż w aromacie. Goryczka średnia, przyjemna, ziołowa. Oglnie bardzo pijalne piwo w typowo angielskim stylu, mi smakowało.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ivardo (43) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Converting" from old excel scoresheet. So there are no comments on this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slautar (572) - Gdask, POLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Cż może to brak formy twrczo sensorycznej ale niewiele mogę o tym piwie powiedzieć poza tym, że da się je pić bez zachwytu ale ze względną przyjemnością.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jawlo (374) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Aromat: karmel, toffi, orzechy . Wygląd: brązowo-miedziane, klarowne, piana średnio obfita, nawet ładnie zdobi szkło. Smak: głwnie orzechy laskowe i karmel, goryczka średnia. Tekstura: wytrawne, średnie wysycenie. Oglne wrażanie: nawet smaczne, jednak intensywne orzechy sprawiają, że piwo przypomina bardziej brown ale, niż bittera. Warto dodać, że początkowo wychodziła metaliczność, ktra po ogrzaniu całkowicie zniknęła, dlatego wada ta nie została uwzględniona w ocenie. Piwo dość pijalne, niska pełnia sprawia, że nie jest mulące.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuszek (1219) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Amber color, medium head. In aroma herbal hops mainly. Hops come over the malty but watery taste and deliver nice bitter finish. Very drinkable Good stuff!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mateuszk (2416) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber, clear with small stable head. In aroma low toffee, berries and caramel notes, with lightstruck notes in the back. In taste low sweet, quite dry, toffee and biscuit notes. Medium bitterness, low carbonation. Normal decent bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RaijinSen (377) - POLAND - JUL 26, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2015 Bottle, bonfire and some sausage. Pours as it looks in the totally transparent bottle with a decent head. Aroma of grain which is a bit of a surprise because I expected caramel notes. Anyway, some esters show up as well. Taste is much better with a very decent caramel, sweet apples or strawberries. Then comes the bitterness, herbal, reasonably strong, really nice. Some wood notes in the aftertaste can be found as well, or maybe it was just my bonfire messing up a bit. A really good everyday beer which in the conditions mentioned above proves itself well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
InPivoVeritas (404) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Pours clear amber with small white head. Faint aroma of butter, toffee and berries. Medium carbonation, rather low body. Medium bitterness. Nothing special.

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