Greene King Strong Suffolk Vintage Ale (6%)

Finally a Greene King beer that I can honestly say tastes different to the rest.
The signature green and boring hop notes are there, but the malting is nice and thick.
Full of creamy toffee and black pepper, it coats your palate and offers little bursts of sugary all spice. All I ask is that Greene King try hopping differently.
Do something you’ve not done before like using a shed load of something decent in the dry hop. Anything.
Something to make me think, “Ah yes, they really enjoy making their beer.”
And ditch the clear glass while you’re at it.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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3 Responses to Greene King Strong Suffolk Vintage Ale (6%)

  1. Jimmy says:

    Have you tried their Extra Special India Pale Ale? Very surprisingly (slightly annoyingly) rather tasty!

  2. I have tried it and don’t remember enjoying it.
    Perhaps I’ll give it another go.

  3. Jimmy says:

    I didn’t know what it was when I first tried it, got tricked into enjoying a green king beer!
    It’s got tons of aromatic (english) hops and fruityness in the malt. It lacks a lot of bitterness but I was very surprised.

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