Another brew for the night. This is a beer that I’ve never heard of, but it’s another British beer for the week. They also make Old Speckled Hen, another British beer that I’ve never had, which I should probably seek out given the reviews that I’ve read about it. The bottle is pretty boring, hopefully what’s inside is a little better.
Style: English Pale Ale
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Greene King is a British brewery established in 1799 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. It has grown to become one of the largest British owned breweries in the UK through a series of takeovers which have been the subject of some criticism. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 share index. It currently holds 2% of the UK beer market, although its share has been growing for some time.”
Random: Plaxico Burress said that he’d love to be an Eagle…what the hell? I seriously don’t want him on my team.
Clear glass…not a good start to trying this beer. I’ve never had a beer out of clear glass that I’ve fallen in love with. The head was about half a finger and pure white and dissipated quickly without leaving any lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear burnt orange color with very mild carbonation…it almost looked flat. The nose started with a bit of malt and caramel and then quickly transitioned into a floral, slightly unpleasant hop scent. Uh oh. This does not seem to be a good thing. The taste was pretty…awful actually. The floral hops definitely came through on the taste as almost skunkiness, making me think that this beer was way beyond its prime. I did get a hint of nuttiness and sweetness. But, there was definitely a bit of skunkiness to the taste. The finish was pretty quick, thankfully, without a remarkable flavor. The body was towards the thinner side and almost flat. This beer was pretty horrible. I definitely wouldn’t have this again.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0