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St Edmund's Gold - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 02-19-2008

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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by beerdrifter:
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3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden yellow pour with a one finger head, decent retention and decent lacing. The nose was totally dominated by fresh picked hops with a touch of lemony citrus. The taste followed suit with the fresh hops dominating. Nicely balanced with a solid, fruity malt backbone and a touch of perfume. The mouthfeel is slightly thin, but the fresh hops in the nose and taste make it enjoyable and highly drinkable.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of May 2012. Label mentions that it is intended to be served cooler than usual.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with medium carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam that lasts for a minute or so before disappearing. Aroma of caramel malt with notes of dry fruity yeast and leafy stewed hops. Hints of grass and hay. Smells like the trademark Greene King yeast strain at work.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Notes of fruity ale yeast and stewed hops, with a faint grassy hop aroma. Slightly sweet, with undertones of of butterscotch. Dry, with a subtle bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, tingly and dry. Rather astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of dry stewed hops.

A perfectly average ale. Would go down OK on a warm day when you want something undemanding, but fairly characterless. Marked down for being boring - the worst sin! Don't go rushing out to find it.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Specially brewed to be served cooler, it is almost 0 degrees in my garage this evening, so cold this beer was!

Clear 500ml bottle, coded Best Before Date, which I couldn't crack.

Poured into a Corsendonk tulip galss twice, because that's how I fancied it.

Looked fine, clear with some carbonisation rising through the light amber body to join the foaming white head. The head fell away just a little to swiftly for my likeing which was a pity.

The aroma was very yeasty and hoppy with sour citrus flavours in the mix.

Lemons and grapefruit citrus taste, a bit sharp for my tastebuds. Crisp and refreshing, but to much of a sour bitter twang for me.

I had to have some Olives and Wholemeal bread to help me down the second glass of this beer. I won't slag it off, but there isn't a great amount I liked about this beer. 4.2% is no big shakes but you would expect a bit of a kick and body wouldn't you?

Maybe it was the coldness, but this wasn't a great experience and I won't be repeating it.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of flyingpig
2.82/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bright amber with white head that turns to a soapy lacing pretty fast.

Sweet with some hops and light citrus notes. I also got some vanilla and butterscotch off this one along with sweet malts.

Very sweet upfront with lots of butterscotch and a little bit of citrus but not a whole lot else really. This taste is rather one dimensional and plain.

Quite light bodied with low to mild carbonation and a slight bit of bitterness right at the finish which is also dry.

A pretty basic, ordinary ale that was okay at best. It was pretty sweet tasting but there weren't too many different flavours to be honest.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Crystal clear, just a shade darker than gold. The snow-white head was thin and didn't hang around long, offering just a small amount of retention. Beautiful light ale.

S- Light and delicate, but not without complexity. Light tangerine, with floral hops and a touch of honey. Also a touch of spice, which plays as a good transition from tangerine to floral.

T- Just what you would want in a light pale ale. Light, sweet malt notes up front with some spice and citrus floral notes that combine to leave you with the impression of a tangerine. Moderate bitterness at the end. Not bad at all.

M- Extra light body and very smooth. Great mouthfeel.

O- Really great flavor for how light the beer is. Really outstanding English Pale Ale. I'm not always a GK fan, but they hit it right on with this one!

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a light amber colour with a small and quickly to die white head.

Smells very light, hoppy and summery. Most refreshing but not very strong.

Tastes quite crisp and hoppy again. Bit of a jumble to the flavours though, and a bit of an unpleasant yeasty tang. Not too bad but could be much better.

Overall not a bad summery brew but not great either.

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2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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St Edmund's Gold from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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