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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2006
From a distinctive clear shaped 1pt. 9oz. glass bottle with a pull top and blurb about the ale on the back label and a coded lot/bottled number on the shoulder of bottle. Made a good appearance, poured a clear red hued copper with a fizzy, bubbly white head that reduced to a thin, semi-clingy lacing. Had a tasty grassy, earthy hop aroma, a little butter toffeeness, and hints of lemons. Good carbonation and a biting, crisp, smooth full bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability. Delicious tasting, grassy, earthy in a good way, some toffeeness, a gentle, but firm rolling bitterness on the tongue, a nice grainy maltiness and a dry, lemony hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kustie (1081) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alvaro78 (442) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandorris (607) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasw przed założeniem konta na ratebeer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (3375) - 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 (19357) - 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 (4409) - 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 (3774) - 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 (5682) - 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 (1711) - 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 (1319) - 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.

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