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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
nybol (2311) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
Mister hurtigt smagen af nødder, men en rigtig flot farve. En næsten fraværende bitterhed

3.5
shoestring (420) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2017
UPDATED: APR 3, 2017 Slight tinny shepherd neame thing on nose for me . Looks good . Biscuit and light caramel in mouth. Ever slight watery but wow good for weak abv. Would never have guessed . Given high score taking cheap price and what they did with 2.8 per cent. Defo a winner for 89 p

3.2
Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 3, 2012
Pale amber with a thin white head that soon collapses. This has the nose of an English ale, spicy dry and earthy with a slight metallic hint. In the mouth its obvious that caramalt has been used, plenty of digestive biscuit malt, a hint of diacetyl, plenty of carbonation, a fair amount of bitterness and the ghost of pineapple. Its a surprisingly morish dry peppery red fruit finish and fairly thick in palate given its ABV.

3.2
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
In bottle. Pours a dark golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of Green King yeast and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Just a little thin with a strange Earl Grey tea and grassy linger.

3.1
Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, rich gold with a soft, white foam head. Light caramel and doughy malts in the nose. Lightly sweet flavor with hints of toasted malts and caramel and light, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine, tingly carbonation. Faintly sticky, sweet finish with weak hops and light, toasted caramel. The character is fairly weak but it isn’t bad.

3.1
McTapps (6950) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle bought at local Tesco and shared with MichaelBruch. Nice amber-red colour with low head. Taste of caramel, honey and toast with some nice lemon balm finish. Sweetish but refreshing.

3.1
wheresthepath (2371) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
[500ml bottle, gift from Maureen & Dave - cheers!] I hadn’t 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. It’s easy drinking, but it’s quite pleasant and well balanced and there’s a decent amount of flavour for the strength, A surprisingly good effort from GK - well done!

3.1
Cantabrian (1154) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
It’s NOT bad!It’s an English beer, for Christ’s sake, and with low alcohol content. Nice and malty, honeyish, and a touch of biscuits. Sweet, as all bitters.

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DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Clear bottle. Unfizzing copper-orange with a an uneven white foam. Respectably beery aroma; butteriness, orange barley sweets...neat orange cordial. Not too badly damaged. Surprisingly pleasant taste with perfumed floral and orange notes over a sweet, digestive biscuit malt base. Flying saucer notes.Tastes like most of Shep’s bottled beers twice the strength. Despite myself, I’m quite enjoying this. GK bastards.


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