Thursday, 3 July 2008

Review: Greene King Ale Fresco

Greene King Ale Fresco from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Rating: C

Sampled at The Granta in Cambridge.

Appearance: honey in color, quite bright. Minimal carbonation and head retention, some lacing.

Smell: light, English hops with some slight citrus notes. Ale fruitiness, and an odd chlorine note reminiscent of a swimming pool. Some graininess as well.

Taste: Light in flavor, even for the style. Moderate bitterness. Somewhat surprised that it's 4.5%, tastes lower. Some residual sugar. Ale fruitiness is subtly present. Hops are earthy but non-descript.

Mouthfeel: somehwhat watery, and a little too flat and warm, even for a British real ale.

Drinkability: mediocre, not enough flavor to be served so warm and flat.

1 comment:

William said...

I could not agree more. Not a big fan of this brew.