Green Jack Reviews




Penrith44
4.9
Green Jack Golden Best (aka Golden Jack)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cunningham
1.3
Green Jack Canary Pale Ale
Holy Madonna. None of my mates managed to end this one. Some pints to the fishes in the Wensum river in Norwich. We should attend a game at Carrow Road in Norwich a couple of hours later. So a Canary pint sounded like a safe bet. How wrong can a man be. Norwich City made up for the mistake by winning their game 1-0!
Clear caramel golden color with almost no head. Caramel malty aroma with a low intensity. Medium light body and a soft to flat carbonation level. Tad sweet and almost no bitterness. Way out of balance. Caramel malt, cardboard and cooked vegetables in the flavor. Ohh noooo we want the money back. Maybe the fishes in the river enjoyed it…..
[Handpull at Ribs of Beef in Norwich, England]

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mjp12
2.7
Green Jack Gone Fishing ESB
Breads malt aroma, low levels of carbonation , some hop bitterness on the finish .
Thursday, August 31, 2017

HopsDoctor83
5
Green Jack Gone Fishing ESB
Strong malty aroma deep amber in colour with good head. Creamy smooth and easy to drink. American new world hops and fruity taste. Pint from Cask in Bloxwich Showman with breakfast
Saturday, August 26, 2017

theprof
3.2
Green Jack Gone Fishing ESB
Aroma has cereal bready malts and berry hops. It pours a clear dark amber with a white lace top. Soft carbonation. The taste is medium bitter with the classic twiggy finish on the palace. Overall, a very representative English bitter.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MrTipple
3.2
Green Jack Flower Power
Floral hops, fragrant flowers, grain malts. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Sweet floral hops, citrus fruits, stone fruits, apricot, soft carbonation, light bodied. Quite fragrant Golden Ale, OK. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Smithld1
2.1
Green Jack Gone Fishing ESB
That is not ideal. Not ideal at all. I prefer the fullers. Painful. No more.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Rune
2.8
Green Jack Ripper
Half-pint, cask at Triangle Tavern. Bubbly beige head over a bright copper coloured body. Fragile lacing. Smell of jam and alcohol. Mixed sweet taste profile of caramel and dried fruits, noticeable alcohol. Sweet fruity end. Far from great. (Lowestoft 08.07.2017).
Monday, July 24, 2017

Rune
3
Green Jack Gone Fishing ESB
Half-pint, cask, 5.5 % abv, at Triangle Tavern. A clear amber body, naked surface, minimal lacing. Fruity caramel nose. Caramel and marmalade to the taste buds. Mid-sweet fruity ending. Satisfying (Lowestoft 08.07.2017).
Monday, July 24, 2017

GuideDogSaint
3.1
Green Jack Gone Fishing ESB
Cask half at the George, Croydon. Pours clear golden brown with a white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Malty sweet taste and finish.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The_Osprey
3.3
Green Jack Gone Fishing ESB
Cask at the Webb Ellis Twickenham as Green Jack Gone Fishing ESB. Clear matte amber orange, still with a creamy off white head. Aroma is musty carpet and flannel, grains, breadcrusts. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is pretty resinous and gluey, robust astringent British hop character, musty and woody with a supporting malt backbone that doesn’t quite match the hops, ever so slightly buttery. A bitter for seasoned bitter drinkers. A traditional sip and chat beer. (5-4-6-4-14=3.3)
Saturday, July 1, 2017

martpez
3.4
Green Jack Lurcher Stout
Nice bold roasted malts making a very yummy sharp stout. No complaints here!
Friday, June 30, 2017

anders37
3.2
Green Jack Summer Dream
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

ladnewton
3.7
Green Jack Red Herring
Cask at CBC, Clerkenwell on 7th June 2017. Reddish brown with shallow off-white foam and full lacing. Sour, pungent smoky aroma. Smoky in-mouth with savoury nuttiness - hazelnut/peanut. Lingering nutty and biscuit malts with mild woodsmoke in the finish. Zingy mouthfeel and a fair amount of body.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

johnr210444
4.4
Green Jack Ripper
If you’re looking for a rival for good Belgian beers..this is the one for you
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Parmenion777
3
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Pours a clear orange amber colour with a small off white head. A grainy malt aroma, some herb and floral hop notes. Quite a sweet malty taste, some citrus and herbal bitterness in a lingering finish.
Sunday, May 28, 2017

fonefan
2.9
Green Jack Waxwing

Cask (handpump) @ Plasterers Arms, 43 Cowgate Street, Norwich, Norfolk, England NR3 1SZ.

[ As Green Jack Waxwing ].
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, apple. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, pale malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150803]
6-2-6-3-12

Monday, May 22, 2017

s_hartshorne
3.2
Green Jack Orange Wheat Beer
Bottle ranworth broad shop. Goldenbthin head. Subtle orange aroma taste is orange wheat nice sweetness light hoppy finish. Ok stuff
Thursday, May 11, 2017

s_hartshorne
3.8
Green Jack Lurcher Stout
Bottle ranworth broad shop. Black ok head. Choc dark fruit atoms taste same some coffee good balance. Really good.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

martpez
3.5
Green Jack Trawlerboys Best Bitter
Sharp balanced full bodied bitter. Little to dislike here. Classic Best Bitter
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cunningham
2.8
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Good lacing. Moderate intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation level. A bit unbalanced sweetness. Herbal, malty and some citric notes. A quite decent bitter.
[Cask at Ivory Peg in Chelmsford, England]

Sunday, April 9, 2017

avantbland
2.7
Green Jack Orange Wheat Beer
(Leeds Beer Festival, 17.03.17) Underwhelming. Orange on the nose but relatively little flavour and perhaps a little watery as well.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Cunningham
3.1
Green Jack Lurcher Stout
Transparent black color with a fine tan head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body, and a soft carbonation level. Semi dry ending. Roast, earth, coffee and some wood. Decent sweetness.
[Handpull at Queen’s Head in Chelmsford, England – shared with Rune a Sunday afternoon]

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

allmyvinyl
3.7
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Cask at the Caley Picture House. 5.8% Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aromas of floral hops and citrus. Taste is bitter, good malt backbone. Cooked lemon peel on the finish.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Grumbo
3
Green Jack Rising Sun
Bottle from Russell & Newnes, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Pours slightly hazy golden/amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of hop, grass, floral, citrus and a little yeasty. Moderate sweetness and toward medium bitterness. Light body and slightly thin texture, carbonation is average. Finish has a bitter fruit edge.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

martpez
3.3
Green Jack Red Herring
Nice malty taste and gently smoked. A decent change but nothing on the german smoked beers. They dont go far enough here.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

thomat
3.7
Green Jack Gone Fishing ESB
Cask @ NWAF 2017. Amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter / sweet finish.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

thomat
3.5
Green Jack Ripper
Cask @ NWAF 2017. Amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter / sweet finish.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rune
3
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Half pint, cask at Ivory Peg (JDW). A dark golden body. Low white head leaving spotty lacing behind. Herbal hops on the nose, hints of citrus. Flavoured with juicy malts and citrus. Rounded fruity bitter end. Drinks well. Pleasant (Chelmsford 17.02.2017).
Saturday, February 25, 2017

saxo
3.3
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Cask @ The Reindeer, Norwich. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, hops and malt. Nice bitter finish.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

saxo
3.7
Green Jack Baltic Trader
Cask @ The Reindeer, Norwich. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, fruits, caramel, syrup and hops. Full bodied and oily palate.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Camons
3.4
Green Jack Baltic Trader
Cask @ Grain Brewery, Norwich. Pours black with an offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, licorice, wood, light tartness, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, heavy licorice, alcohol. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, sticky sweet finish with warming alcohol. 180217
Friday, February 24, 2017

Camons
2.8
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Cask @ Grain Brewery, Norwich. Pours golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruity hops, apples. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malt, fruity hops, apples. Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet finish. 180217
Friday, February 24, 2017

Rasmus40
2.6
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Cask @ Reindeer, Norwich. Clear golden, malty and apples. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. Not on form. 180217
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rasmus40
3.6
Green Jack Baltic Trader
Cask @ Reindeer, Norwich. Hazy very dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and licorice. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 180217
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rasmus40
2.7
Green Jack Orange Wheat Beer
Cask @ New Inn, Colchester. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 170217
Friday, February 17, 2017

saxo
2.9
Green Jack Orange Wheat Beer
Cask @ The New Inn, Colchester. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, hops and has a light bitter and light earthy finish.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Camons
2.8
Green Jack Orange Wheat Beer
Cask @ The New Inn, Colchester. Pours golden with an offhwite head. Aroma wheat, little yeast, little salt, sweet orange. Flavor is light sweet, wheat, get a little salt, sweet citrus, orange. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish. 170217
Friday, February 17, 2017

Camons
3.1
Green Jack Trawlerboys Best Bitter
Cask @ The New Inn, Colchester. Pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, floral hops, sweet fruit. Flavor is light sweet, malt, light caramel, grass, fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish. 170217
Friday, February 17, 2017

saxo
3.2
Green Jack Trawlerboys Best Bitter
Cask @ The New Inn, Colchester. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt and hops. Sweet finish.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Rasmus40
2.9
Green Jack Trawlerboys Best Bitter
Cask @ New Inn, Colchester. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 170217
Friday, February 17, 2017

Towey1989
2.8
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear pale amber colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of orange, a little grapefruit, slight grain, some fruity esters and subtle floral hops. Taste of orange, grapefruit, some fruit, slight grain, a little honey and subtle spicy, floral hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, astringent, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Citrus and syrupy fruits are dominant in this beer but so is the spicy, bitter astringency that follows. Didn’t enjoy this.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.3
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
[email protected] bellwether, wednesbury. Amber beer with small bubbly head and good lacing. Aroma of malts and a little perfume. Taste is perfume, some hop, malts, spice and a little astringency in the finish. Decent.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3.4
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
On tap at the Felix Holt, Nuneaton. Golden to Amber colour with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus orange and grapefruit grainy malt, light pine and flowery. Taste is light sweet to big bitter with a long bitter finish. Medium body.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

john44
3.5
Green Jack Lurcher Stout
Cask Half Pint at The Bricklayers Arms, Putney , London in Sept 2010 - Black in colour. Very malty; roast malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Roast malty fruity throughout with a drying slightly bitter finish. Nice Stout! (2010-09)
Thursday, February 2, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
2.7
Green Jack Golden Best (aka Golden Jack)
On cask at Cloisters. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - burnt biscuit. Some orange but a bit astringent. Taste - more astringent orange and biscuit. Palate - light to medium bodied with a dry astringent middle section and finish. Overall - a bit challenging.
Monday, January 30, 2017

theprof
3
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Cask. Aroma muted hops fruits. Pours orange amber with thin lace. Taste is toasted malt but a growing hoppy bitterness leads to quite a sharp mouth-drying finish. Thirst-quenching but not entirely in a good way.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

47574xeCD
3
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Cask at The Metropolitan Bar. Poured clear gold with white head. Nose is light citric malt and wheat. Taste much the same light bitter finish.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

john44
3
Green Jack Orange Wheat Beer
Cask Pint – JDW Fest Spring 2011 in Mar 2011 - Pale Orangey-Gold in colour. Clear (not cloudy). Fruity; orange citrus, orange peel. Malty; wheat in the mouthfeel. Hoppy; citrusy hops. Mildly bitter citrus fruity malty throughout. Easy drinking. (2011-04-07)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The_Osprey
3.2
Green Jack Mahseer IPA
Cask handpull at The Webb Ellis Twickenham as ’Green Jack Mahseer IPA’. Pale amber orange, clear and still with a small but dense beige head, thick lacing. Aroma is faint lemongrass, light grapefruit. Body is smooth with soft to tingly carbonation. Taste has a lot of elderflower, some drying straw and bitter herbs, fairly astringent, lasting finish. Not bad but there’s a big focus on the astringency - I found it a little unbalanced. Decent though.
Saturday, January 7, 2017