Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Greene King Suffolk Springer

Greene King Suffolk Springer

Brand
Greene King
Expression
Suffolk Springer
Category
Pale Ale
Style
Strong / Extra Special
Abv
6.00%
Produced at
Greene King PLC
Country
England
Website
www.greeneking.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

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Nose
Toffee and fruit cake (juicy sultanas and raisins).
Palate
Loads of fruit cake, with more sultanas, raisins and glacé cherry notes. There's toffee, too, plus tangy hops biting away in the background. Slightly perfumed. Full flavoured but thankfully not cloying or dauntingly heavy.
Finish
Cherries and sultanas are immediately obvious, then dryness sets in and bitterness takes over.
Comment
A 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.