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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Brewed to take advantage of the lower duty on beers 2.8% and under. Bottle, Cask Uncertain This Fine Amber ale has been brewed using a complex mix of hops to offer balanced bitterness with strong tropical notes. All the flavour you would expect from a great English ale but at only alc. 2.8& vol.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured a clear copper colour, with a thin white head and visible force carbonation. Aroma of malt, CO2 and boiled sweets. Cream soda flavours and all the usual things one might expect from a pasteurised Greene King effort; really sweet, with a very artificial note and some grassy bitterness lingering in the background. This becomes quite metallic towards the end and leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (1075) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 23, 2014
Its NOT bad!Its an English beer, for Christs sake, and with low alcohol content. Nice and malty, honeyish, and a touch of biscuits. Sweet, as all bitters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2907) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Enniskillen [110314]
Light caramel brown, fizzy bubbles, large white head that dissipated
Aroma - clear bottle...not too much skunk though...slight caramel...bit of toffee...hint of fruits...not much here
Taste of slight sweet caramel...light fruits...bit tangy...touch of toffee...very thin in flavour...not too awful though
Palate - Medium carb...very light body...fairly sweet palate. Finish as main flavour...watery...smooth toffee caramel
Overall - Thought this was going to be shit but was better than expected...though I wont be getting this again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4230) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
500ml Bottle from supermarket. Colour is amber with thin white head. Aroma is malty with some fruit, the taste the same. A beer made to an abv.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottled 31/08/13. An amber coloured beer with no head. Initially sweet with caramel and toffee notes. However a reasonable citrus note does come through a bit later. Not bad apart from the sickly sweet nose and actually tastes bigger than 2.8%

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vladivostok (462) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Not as bad as I thought it would be, probably because the pub kept it well. Mid-brown, looks and tastes (!) like Greene King IPA with a slightly bubble gum flavour to start off with followed by well, not a lot really. There is some butter but you expect that from GK. Finish is virtually instant. These low gravity beers offer the brewer the opportunity to brew an ale with the emphasis on the hops, an opportunity that Greene King have spurned. Good concept, lousy execution.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Copper pour with a white frothy head. Strong malt aroma. Malt, caramel and toffee flavour. Syrup texture. Honey finish. Thin body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Copper colour with a rapidly disappearing head. The initial skunky aroma settled down to a slightly toasty, sweet syrupy aroma. Tasted very watery with virtually no flavour at all.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
CJGrip (19) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
As a such a low alcohol beer, not actually that bad. But forgetting that, pretty dull tasteless beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2210) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
[500ml bottle, gift from Maureen & Dave - cheers!] I hadnt yet tried any of the new 2.8% ales bought out since the tax changes, and thought it was a bit of a shame that the first one I got to try was from GK. I shared it with my brother who (without knowing what he was drinking) said with some distaste "this taste a bit Greene Kingish". And yes, it does have some of their typical caramel and toffee notes in it. But it also has some soft and pleasant hops - lemon, orange and peach. Its easy drinking, but its quite pleasant and well balanced and theres a decent amount of flavour for the strength, A surprisingly good effort from GK - well done!

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