Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 726   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
clear dark amber colur. fresh aroma of mixed fruit, dark bready maltm mils roast and earthy hops. creamy mouthfeel, a prickle of carbo. well balanced tangy, sweet and bitter flavours with toasted malt flavour and hop finish. tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Outstanding. This is a wonderful example of the style. Very complex but balanced flavor invites you to keep sipping. This would make an excellent session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Brown ale with a huge head. Very malty smell that led to a somewhat sweet taste. Hops are evident, though this is a really mellow beer. A great beer. Could be a good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Bottle. Dark brownish hue with medium off-white head that diminished slowly. Good aroma of malt and sweet fruit. Medium body. Medium flavor with small bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2005
[bottle from asda] pours a deep red colour with an off-white head. The nose holds berry fruits-cherrys, lots of toffee malts. good body with a good kick of bittering hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours a clear, dark copper with a medium beige head that doesn’t last. Toffee malts and a hint of fruit aroma, with sweet toffee dominating the palate and a nicely hopped bitter finish. I finally picked out a faint berry flavour hidden in there, but only after I was more than half finished (proper temperature maybe?). Overall really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is rather sweet and fruity with some Kool-Aidish rasberry smell. Pours a very dark amber with small off-white head. Flavor is very sweet up front with a mostly sweet, but slightly tart, raspberry flavor and some toffee that comes into play just before the lightly floral bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2005
Bottled. Dark reddish appearance. Fruity aroma. Malty and sweet body.Caramel is noticable in the flavour. Finish is slightly hoppt and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2005
(Bottled) Very hazy, darkish red color with a medium, tanned head. Roasty and wineous, toffeeish-malty aroma. Fruity, somewhat roasty, lightly wineous, pleasantly hoppy flavor with licorice and rosemary hints. Medium-bodied, sweetish, very smooth and sophisticated palate with low carbonation. A very nice and tasty, roasty and malty, easily drinkable ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2005
Pors hazy brown with a pretty decent white head. Hoppy nose with hints of almond, raisin and yeast. Sweet, fruity flavour with notes of red berries and brown sugar. Chewy mouthfeel. Full bodied. Finish is acidic with a quite good bitterness.

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