Greene King Hop
75Greene King's Beer to Dine For repackaged. It's not particularly compelling but it's a pleasant enough, nicely balanced, shiny golden beer.
Greene King IPA Export Strength
73A pleasant enough and interesting progression from the often insipid standard Greene King IPA, but it fails to deliver what's really needed in a proper IPA – full body and a good smack of hops.
Greene King IPA Exports Strength
80Well-balanced and tasty: a cut above Greene King's standard IPA. Scores more highly this time than in an earlier tasting.
Greene King Old Crafty Hen
81A variation on a theme. This beer takes the oak-aged Old 5X that Greene King normally blends with a young beer to create Strong Suffolk and marries it with Old Speckled Hen.
Greene King St Edmunds
75Designed for serving at a cooler temperature than most ales, and also as a mass market beer – there's certainly nothing demanding here. It's pleasant enough, but quite thin.
Greene King Suffolk Springer
78A big-flavoured, ruby beer, but perhaps the fruit cake notes are a bit over the top. According to the label, a ‘springer' is a racehorse whose odds dramatically shorten just before a race.
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