London Glory | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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London GloryLondon Glory

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BDTyre on 11-25-2011

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by EmperorBevis:
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a slightly hazy mid/chestnut brown body with fairly decent big bubbled slight off white head.

Not much in the aroma stakes hits the nose like the metal sugar bowl some one who takes the tea/coffee unsweetened and is kept for years in case of visitors request.

Sorry but the taste is just Green King IPA with the hops turned up creating a bit of a fruity element, gooseberry perhaps whilst brown sugar notes are bashed brutally by yeasty bitterness.

Too light on the mouthfeel and a little too fizz, not terrible but I can't see me buying this again though it is a half decent match for pizza.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JRaburn
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of May 2013. Picked up from a supermarket a while back. Presumably created to celebrate the Olympics.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep coppery-amber colour with good clarity and medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before disappearing. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of fruity ale yeast (GK strain), stewed leaves, mild wet cardboard and faint roasted grain. Average.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of caramel/toffee, fruity ale yeast, stewed leaves and wet cardboard. A harsh quality lurks in the background, along with a touch of solvent. A leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with decent carbonation but a fairly thin body. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves and cardboard.

A pretty poor effort from Greene King. All glory is fleeting, except when it's nonexistant as it is here. The aroma/flavour is uninspired, with some unappealing off-notes to boot. The overall effect is very similar to many of their other brews, with an identikit yeast character. Hardly worth celebrating London or the Olympics with. Probably a one off, but give it a miss.

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Photo of robotiks
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Came across this beer at ‘The Old Spring’ in Cambridge, England: having never heard of it before I decided to order a pint from the young lady behind the bar. Hand pulled by the said young lady into a Greene King IPA badged pint sleeve.

The beer was an amber colour with a medium depth (quarter of an inch) of white head: made up of tight bubbles, it looked fine.

The nose a blend of citrusy hops and malty caramel esters: nothing very strong, but a slight aroma when really searched for.

Nothing huge in the taste area, some hints of malts if I’m being kind: with some floral hop content so weak I had trouble detecting it.

Yet another Greene King product that seems to be brewed from some base wort and then tweaked to be a new beer. It was my first beer of a long weekend drinking mission and although I quite enjoyed its blandness because it quenched my thirst and prepared me for what was to follow, I’ll never have had another one by choice.

Not wanting to upset the first reviewer: but this certainly is not a Brown Ale.

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Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally a brown ale. Not so nutty. Served warm at Gloucester Arms.

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Photo of rarbring
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear chestnut ale, a cream colored head that leves some lacing and has some curtains.

Smelling of ripe pears, bread and grass.

Starting with sweet brown bread, bitter orange marmalade, fresh grass and nettles.

Little carbonation, medium sized bubbles, afresh feeling, medium body, and dry finish.

A nice well-balanced beer. Very soothing.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fizzyted
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kjkinsey
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDTyre
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden brown colour, verging on copper. Nice, dense white head. Nutty, rich malts. Light caramel malts, faint fruity hops. Rich nutty flavour, buttery bread, caramel and a bit of lemon. Good carbonation, reasonably light body. Excellent session brown,

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Photo of lupercmda
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wservati
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of argock
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-cask in a nonick with a tight 1-finger head. Fruity and floral yeast esters are strongest combining with soft caramel malt aromas and floral and herbal slightly grassy hop notes - overall the aroma is light-medium strength. Flavor is very close although with more power with tea-like, grassy-herbal hopping falling on medium caramel and lightly roasted specialty malts. Solid body and not watery. Enjoyable but still short a bit on character or any signature notes.

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Photo of Sellen
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at the Two Chairmen.

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From bottle, ABV has changed it states 4.1%. Pours a clear Amber colour with a small off white head.
Aroma malt, biscuit, hint of caramel.
Taste grassy, malt, caramel, toffee.

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London Glory from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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