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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: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, - JUN 23, 2012
500ml glass bottle bought at Eurospar Stakkevollvegen Tromsø. Pours a copper color body with a very thin off white head. Slightly hoppy aroma of grass and herbs. I also detect butter scotch and caramel malts. Will buy again.


2
deepdrinker (315) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 Bought from asda but not as good as the cask version. poor head retention and a malty taste

2.8
ken1 (2174) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2017
Aroma: Malty sweet with caramel and brown sugar.
Flavour: Malty sweet with little bitterness.
Colour: Brown with an offwhite head.

2.8
Grumbo (4111) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

2.9
midovark (1091) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - SEP 5, 2017
0.5 l can @ Mijas, purchased in a random Carrefour. Pours deep orange with thin, ehite head. Nose is toffee and caramel. Taste is the same, with hints of alcohol and slight metallic notes. Short bittersweet finish, light body, soft carbonation. Lacks the biscuits-y notes, otherwise not bad.

2.8
Acaro (308) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2017
Aroma: Subtle cereals.
Appearance: Dark ambar color with clear liquid and frothy white head.
Taste: Medium bitterness.
Palate: Light body with thin texture and soft carbonation.Bitter toasted caramel finish.
Overall: Weak features in general but it leaves a good strong bitter memory.

3.3
gripweed57 (2910) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2017
From old tasting notes. Bright copper color. Small beige head. Faint toasted malt aroma. Interesting dry toasted malt flavor has a sour backdrop. Long dry aftertaste.

3.6
saintbase (732) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.3
kustie (1328) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2017
Bottle. Amber color with off-white head. Aroma has caramel, grass and malt. Taste is malty with quite bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, malt, fruits.

2.7
alvaro78 (637) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 12, 2017
Leves aromas florales
Buen aspoecto cobrizo, carbonatacion media.
En boca muy plana, pero balanceada, el tofe inicial con el amargor frutal final

3.5
jandorris (852) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasów przed założeniem konta na ratebeer


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