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


on tap


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2958) - Perth, - MAR 5, 2005
Im wary of beers and small breweries that have sold out to the larger conglomerates. Their hard labour is quickly turned into production=profit-product. Simple math, take a beer, stretch out its ingredients and market, market, market! This is the result. Pours a brilliant gold-amber, with a good size fluff of white bubbles. Light floral hop and burnt sugar aroma. In the mouth, a carbonic bite hit on the tip of the tongue, with a malty and sweet mid palate, and a slightly astringent grapeskin swallow. Stayed quite bitter throughout, short dry aftertaste and very thin-bodied. Still, quite sessionable, but with all the bad points, I wouldnt bother it again. On the plus, least its not sold in a nitro-can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (3254) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 15, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, small stable creamy head, clear light brown color, grainy, jammy, bscuity aroma, jammy, vanila flavor iwth nut and metalic hints, medium sourness, light bitterness. Drinkable but not too good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (18356) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle from Kvickly. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light hoppy - flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 021016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (4130) - Troms, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Malty aroma, hops, leaves, earth, fruit. Amber copper clear body, fawn head. Roasted malts, malts, leafy hops, leaves, earth and fruit. Aleish finish with hops and mineralic malts, bitter chocolate. Normal feel. Clean beer. [50cl.clear btl 4.3% [email protected]]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (3288) - SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
Can 50cl. @ Carrefour, Camas, Spain. A: Dark golden. T: Malt, caramel, watery, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (5472) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
Canned. The aroma has toffee, nuts, bit floral hops. Clear, copper coloured be with a thin off-white head. The taste is light bitter and sweet, has toffee, caramel and floral hop. Bit watery body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1662) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Tr maltet, let humlet, noget karamelmalt anes i eftersmagen. En rigtig fin l.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rafael52 (1124) - Łdź, POLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Kolor:bursztynowy, klarowny.
Piana: średnio obfita, dość szybko się dziurawi i opada.
Zapach: owocowy, delikatnie cytrusowy, kwiatowy, delikatnie słodowy, lekko karmelowy.
Smak: lekkie, w kierunku wytrawnego, owocowe, lekko cytrusowe, goryczka średnia, dość wyraźna.
Wysycenie: średnie.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
josanguapo (1309) - SPAIN - DEC 14, 2015
From Carrefour. In Ikeas pint glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 3x01. Watery, weak, rancid, bad smelling. Not sure if its the beer or the style what I dont like, as I havent tasted many bitters yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fombe89 (2609) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 30, 2015
Lata, Regalo. 29/11/2016 BBD: 30/06/16 Color amarillo oscuro, aroma malta caramelo, sabor caramelo dulce. Facil de beber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zenguerrilla (39) - Mlaga, SPAIN - OCT 26, 2015
Lata de 500ml, 4.3% vol. Agradable aroma dulzn, espuma casi inexistente. Primer trago es dulce, acaramelado, luego pasa a un amargo bastante pronunciado. Muy recomendable.

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