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


on tap


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RATINGS: 704   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. Deep red/brown coor with a dense off-white small head. Aromas are light malts with a soft fruitiness. Earthy and dry with floral hopping. Flavours are dry biscuit malts with some fruit. Dry on the finish. A bit thin in flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (43362) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
50 cL can, thanks to BelJohansen. Pours amber with light brown head. Aroma is malty, quite spiced towards herbal, mild nutty note too. Flavour holds an almost dry herbal/spice note on top of a mild malt base and a solid bitterness. Ends dry bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2005
An amber beer with a nice light brown head. The aroma is sweet nutty, combined with some fruits, spices, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of nuts, caramel, and fruit, with a bitter hoppy very dry end - almost woody. Really good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (27375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and fruits. Fruity flavour of malts, apples and caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (26430) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper coloured with white foamy head, which disappears quickly. Hoppy nose with fruitish hints. Very wellbalanced taste, mainly of fruits, but also bitterness. Mouthdrying effect, but still very fresh mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25619) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours an amber colour with an off-white head. Malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty flavor with some fruitiness and bitterness. Malty finish with some nice bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful amber coloured with a deliciously creamy head. Classical nutty notes and a marked bitterness. 260102

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24645) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2002
Beautifully dark amber appearance. Nutty aroma. Crisp, nice maltiness. Rather light bodied. Fruity early sweetness, but dry bitter finish. Very english and really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
8th November 2009
Clear amber beer. Well balanced and fairly strong nose. Softish palate, quite dry. Fairly strong malt and a good balance of bittering hop. Not terrible but as with so many English bitters - the hops are al bitterness and no fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Hazy amber color. Light aroma, malt and rubber. Ordinary taste, with dry caramel, very high bitterness, really common. Boring.

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