Thursday, 22 December 2016

Suffolk Craft Beer Review: Rocking Rudolph from Greene King

rocking rudolph from greene king pump clip
Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Suffolk craft beer review is for  Rocking Rudolph from Greene King.

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Rocking Rudolph orange / brown. Malty sweet and fruity. A little bit rich and creamy. Something like rum in it. Smooth. Bitter finish. Soft red fruits like strawberry.

No, I am not blind or drunk or blind drunk. Greene King tricked us. TBH I suspected shenanigans. Not many breweries can afford the fancy light up (SHINY LOOK SHINY IT LIGHTS UP I WANT THAT BEER!) pump clips. I have never heard of Hanson and Hardy and I know enough about British beers to know the big breweries who can invest in this type of Point of Sales merchandising. So I was thinking this had to be a Fuller's or Greene King.

But I won't hold it against them. Yes GK seems to cannibalise a lot of breweries. Especially failing ones. But they have enough respect for brand and history to retain some of the names. At least that is how I choose to see it. You might think differently.

And I liked this beer. I know I have said before that I never have much luck with GK beers on draft but this one was good. And very festive.

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