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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised Bottle.
A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Nice deep dark red to brown color, average sized off-white to beige head that leaves good lacing. Not a lot of aroma. Taste malts, lightly caramel, a nice moderate bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Quite like this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a good sized head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is malty, with some leafy hops, some red apple, a light sweetness and a bit of earthiness.

The flavor has a zippy bitterness throughout that’s really nice. It’s got a light toffee character and some nuttiness. The roast character is fairly well muted but fits in nicely with everything else The beer is neither especially dry nor sweet, but fairly well balanced. The alcohol character is certainly noticeable but not of any annoyance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1346) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Pours darkish amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malty and cakey with a hint of cherry. Medium body, medium carbonation. Malty loaf, brown bread, toast, wood, leaves, lemon, figs, light rum. Really not a bad drop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1385) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a rather large head that fades to ample lacing. Aroma of malt, toffee, dark fruit and bit of citrus. Taste of malt, toffee, bit of yeast, dark fruit and touch of spice. Malty bitterness and a lingering aftertaste. Medium body, coarse texture but enjoyable. Good English beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (383) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2014
Flasche (50 cl). - Sehr dunkles Rotbraun, klar. - In der Nase würzig-süßes Malz, herb-fruchtiger Hopfen. - Im Antrunk schweres, herbes dunkles Malz, Karamel, aber nicht besonders süß. Kräftige Röstnote, bittere Frucht. Gut rezent, leicht sahniges Mundgefühl. Im Abgang massive Bittere von englischem Hopfen (Fuggles?). Extrem langer, fruchtig-erdig-bitterer Nachtrunk. - Kraftvolles englisches Starkbier; vielleicht nicht ganz so komplex wie andere.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angelosmich (13) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAY 18, 2014
Amber colour with a small head. Fruity aroma with a bitter taste and a slight bitter aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (672) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Good toffee nose when poured, even if a bit understated. The body and head were also as expected by this beer, something about the description that gives such an expectation. Good flavour and malty hop balance.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
tenninjas (4) - - APR 30, 2014 does not count
Strong English bitter taste and after taste. Lingers long. Aroma has the aforementioned fruitiness but no hint thereof in the taste. Very lackluster. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2014
I think the description is about right: a fine, heartwarming English beer. Hmm 1672, success for England, not so much for the Dutch Het Rampjaar. I wonder if the Dutch have a version of this beer that is 30% whole grain alcohol! Haha. Anyway, bottle from Johns. Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a medium tan head. The aroma is light toffee, fruity hops and caramel. Very much an English beer: toffee, yeast, dry and dusty malts at times, some cola, fruity hops. Very nice brew, a flavor I always enjoy. Some metal as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, fruit, & some spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and fruit; Pretty decent.


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