Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
tenninjas (10) - - APR 30, 2014
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6018) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2002) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
campbega (70) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours dark red, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and hints of fruit. Strong bitterness. Great example of an English bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leonardus (39) - - APR 17, 2014
Good old malted barley. This isn’t a complex beer, more a ’this is how we brew it’ strong ale with years of experience and definite know-how. I enjoyed it immensely. It’s like fruit cake in a beer with chocolate and coffee notes. Small head on pouring, but thin head exists up until last mouthful. Smooth and very velvety with an enjoyable after-taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (406) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Dark red with a large frothy off-white head and some thin lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt and hints of banana. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, treacle and hints of banana with a strong bitterness. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (238) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 1, 2014
Pours with a foamy beige head and malt roasted aromas. Dark copper body. Taste of light hops balanced with medium bitterness. Lacks length. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (364) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Dark pour with no real head, aroma is sweet, malty, toffee and bubblegum. Taste is malt, dark fruit and toffee, some sweetness and a mild finish. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle – Dark Ruby Red in colour. Fairly good tan head. Very Malty; roasty/burnt rather grainy malts, toffee/caramel, some chocolate notes. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, berries. Hoppy; slightly earthy hops. Starts sweet roast malty fruity but becomes increasing bitter burnt malty earthy and quite salty into the finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (706) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
500ml bottle from local supermarket. Caramel colour with an off white head. Aroma of malt, and dryness. Taste is banana and malt. With a dry finish.

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