Go to a Greene King pub end up with a Greene King beer, that's just the way of things and with over 3000 pubs across the country I'm sure we've all been in a few of theirs. I found Yardbird Pale Ale from Greene King in one of their Doncaster pubs so thought we should stick around for a half. The beer pours a dark amber with a white head that just about manages to disappear in the time it takes to pick up the glass and move it towards your lips. Yardbird Pale Ale has quite a light fruity/floral aroma which will immediately tell you this is going to be a pretty hoppy beer.
At 4% Yardbird isn't going to do you too much damage in moderation and very much falls into the session beer category. The beers texture is light enough, although I didn't find it as refreshing as most pale ales. Sure enough there's plenty of hops swimming around in here, but none of them stand out, so you're left with a pretty bland slightly citrus, slightly floral, not overly pleasant pale ale. I can't really find much to like about this drink so I'm going to give Yardbird Pale Ale from Greene King 2 out of 10. It some how manages to be dull and unpleasant at the same time which is quite an achievement in its own way.