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Greene King
Westgate Brewery
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Westgate Street
Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1QT
Telephone: +44 (0) 1284 763222
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Notes

Opened: 1799

U.S. Importer: Total Beverage Solution

Contributor: Mario Kornmesser

Updated: July 19, 2017

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    5.00% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: June 18, 2008 (#7114)
      Package: canned
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (3)
      Amber, with a moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Big caramel malt.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, very low carbonation. Lots of sweet malt with a big grassy hop flavor and a moderate bitterness.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: September 9, 1997 (#2229)
      Package: canned
      Place: Willow Glen Liquors, San Jose CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, very low carbonation, typical massive "pubdraught" head. Spicy aroma, and metallic...like a Zippo lighter. Thick, slightly spicy hops all the way through. Mild long-lasting metallic bitterness. Lots of diacetyl, too.
    • Date: November 9, 1994 (#592)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Nice clear amber. Thick head...poured from "Guinness" tap. Fruity-spicy aroma, not assertive. Green apple flavor. Some malt behind that.

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    5.00% abv.
    • Date: June 18, 2008 (#7115)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber. Moderate carbonation and head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Mild caramel malt, mild grassy hops.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, moderately fizzy. Huge caramel malt. Mild grassy hop flavor, mild bitterness.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Not as skunked as I expected.

  • 4.50% abv.

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    4.20% abv.

  • Old Ale
    6.00% abv.
    Awards:

  • English-Style Pale Mild Ale
    4.10% abv.

  • English-Style India Pale Ale
    4.20% abv.

  • Classic English-Style Pale Ale
    5.20% abv.
    Awards:

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    Old Ale
    • Date: June 24, 2008 (#7138)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright garnet color. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild caramel malt, subtle.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium-big body, real smooth. Very nicely richly malty, with mild dark fruit flavors. Oak is deep in the background.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: December 15, 2001 (#4051)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep ruby red, thick head. Rich malty aroma, with alcohol and dark fruits...plum. Big body, big complex maltiness. Warming. Creamy. Nice hints of wood.
    • Date: May 1, 2000 (#3432)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 18½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      This beer is a blend of the brewery's Old 5X strong ale and BPA pale ale. Beautiful deep red, high carbonation, thick head. Floral and herbal aroma, with caramel malt. Medium body, hoppy and fruity. It's got the complexity of the old ale with the easier-drinking lighter body of the pale ale.

  • (Special) Best Bitter
    3.70% abv.

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    5.10% abv.

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    English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    5.50% abv.
    • Date: March 2, 2003 (#4727)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beer Club International
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Copper-colored. High carbonation. Thick head. Fruity, toasty, herbal…English aroma. Medium body. Great big maltiness with lots of caramel flavor. Very estery, fruity. Mild bitterness lingers through the finish, with a spicy, peppery flavor.

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    (Special) Best Bitter
    5.00% abv.