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


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RATINGS: 703   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RaijinSen (382) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
majkelr (431) - Lębork, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Aromat toffi, estry owocowe, ziołowość. W smaku toffi, wytrawna karmelowość i słodowość. Goryczka spora, ziołowa, lekko kwaskowa. Piwo rześkie, wytrawne, niskie wysycenie. W posmaku drewniana nuta, a także lekko waniliowa.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
wincek (5) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
Gorzkawe, chmielowe, bardzo aromatuczne i wyraziste. zakupione w LIDL PO 3,90 Raczej mg?bym poleci?.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Michcio (727) - Gdansk, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Barwa miedziana, klarowna. Piana biała, średniej wysokości, nawet całkiem trwała. W aromacie lekki karmel, ziołowość, taka dosyć typowa słodowość, ale generalnie nienajgorszy. W smaku trochę herbata, słodowość skontrowana dość dobrą goryczką, wyczuwalne nuty karmelu, ził i owocw. Wysycenie jak najbardziej na odpowiednim poziomie, jest bardzo pijalne i jednocześnie nie jest jakieś strasznie wodniste. Generalnie jest w nim to, co powinno być w bitterze, nie jest jakiś szczeglnie powalający, ale przystępny.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cokolwiek11 (370) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Amber color clear beer, over 1 finger of white head with medium and big bobbles. Aroma: fruit esters, caramel, diacetyl. Not bad. Taste: light sour, light to med lingering bitterness. Palate: light to medium body, light to med saturation. Overall: average beer. Easy to drink and easy to forget. This lingering bitterness makes it not drinkable enough though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogniskowicz (822) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Aromat zdecydowanie karmelowy, wpadający wręcz w toffi, w tle lekkie czerwone owoce i chmiel (zdecydowanie ziołowe nuty) W smaku dość wytrawne, lekko słodowe w kontrze, goryczka średnio-niska, ziołowa i bardzo przyjemna. Szczerze - jestem zaskoczony, niby nic wielkiego, niby piwo korporacyjne, a jest bardzo smacznie i pijalnie. Po prostu dobre piwo !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geophagus (664) - Lubin, POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
(Bottle 0.5l / half of bottle) Clear, copper colour. Off white, medium sized, medium fast falling head. Avarage lacing. Light body, moderate carbonation, watery texture. Aroma: Medium strong herbal hops, medium toasted, caramel, bready. Taste: Soft malty sweetnes, toasted, bready, soft herbal bitterness. High drinkability

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbonde (349) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
50 cl. [email protected] in English Pint [email protected] 15 degreesC. Pours deep golden with one finger head. Well balanced aroma with both fruity hop, grass, bread and caramel malt. Taste does not quite live up to aroma with a touch of metallic disturbing the classic British bitterness. Bitterness also quite dominating also in the quite dry aftertaste. Somewhat watery texture with soft carbonation. OK British bitter, but could do without the metallic twang which thankfully evaporates after about half of the pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (2095) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Miel, tostada, con dos dedos de espuma. Aroma a malta tostada. Dulce en boca, acaramelada y con toques lupulados. Carbonatacion media. Cuerpo moderado.

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