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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: 704   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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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber golden in color, grainy somewhat floral nose, very mild flavor without much of a hop bite. Easy drinking, however I like a bit more bite to a bitter.


2.8
Acaro (235) - 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 (2460) - 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 (681) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.3
kustie (1186) - 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 (495) - 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 (690) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasów przed założeniem konta na ratebeer

2.5
tomer (3517) - 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.

3
Rasmus40 (20648) - 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

3
djoeye (4605) - Tromsø, 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. Ale’ish finish with hops and mineralic malts, bitter chocolate. Normal feel. Clean beer. [50cl.clear btl 4.3% [email protected]]

2.9
melush (4065) - SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
Can 50cl. @ Carrefour, Camas, Spain. A: Dark golden. T: Malt, caramel, watery, slightly bitter.


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