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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Pasteurised Bottle.
A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9012) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2005
Bottle: Dark amber coloured, firm off-white head, lasting; strong fruity nose (dried fruit, cherries, port), some herbal hops from behind, also some bubble-gum aroma; full-bodied sweetish-fruity start; fruity-bitter vinous taste with a tinge of roasted malts; dry, bitter-fruity, long lasting hoppy finish. A mighty brew, very well quaffable !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Out of a bottle. Aroma of fruit and malts, slight chocolate. Poured a dark brown with nice off white head. Flavor was sweet, roasty. Palate was nice even though watery. Overall I liked it very much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Smells very fruity, with caramel and spicy hops - very English, a little oxidized sherry/cardboard. Hazy ruby brown color, decent off-white head. Lots of caramel and ripe fruit in the flavor, although it seems a little watery, on the sweet side, a bit of roast malt and alcohol in the finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation. Good strong bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle from Adnams Brewery shop. Dark brown/red beer. Excellent aromas of rich dark fruits and some chocolate and coffee with roasted raisins. Full in mouth and slightly sweeter than the cask version (maybe due to the higher alcohol) but still an excellent strong bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2005
Found in sainsburies and had no idea that this was going to be as good as it is. Aroma straing away i realise is dubble like, fruits and sweet. Taste very similar, though the hops are quite present at the end. Alround a pleasent suprise to GarethYoung and mine’s tasting session, of sainsburies new range of beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2005
Dark copper with dense white head. Roasted aroma with notes of soy sauce, anice and pears. Fruity. Roasted flavor with notes of spices, licorice, hops and butter. Low, short bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5035) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Strong Dactyl - Good Malt aroma mild flavor Great balance between the malt and hops. Good bite at the finish. I liked this bitter. I would drink another.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20919) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2005
Bottled. Dark reddish brown, beige huge creamy head. Sweet caramellish malty aroma with a bit bitterness too. Strong bitter hoppy flavour along with malty hints. Bitterness dominating all the way through Biting carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
A deep red beer with a nice orange-brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of black currant, cowberries, wood, and grapes. The flavor is sweet and very berry-like again black currant and cowberries, but also caramel and wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5316) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2005
500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Deep copper coloured, very good off-white head. Nice aroma of dark fruits, leather, oak and caramel malts. Flavour is malty sweet with a certain alcoholic burn, but not unpleasant. Some raisin notes too. Decent hops and a peppery finish. Not bad at all.


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