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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 714   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2005
Nothing to look at but an appealing fruity aroma with a hint of old leather. Warm, expansive taste with a surprisingly late bitter hit. The second bottle was even better.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2005
Bottle. Despite significant increase in strength over cask version it lacks the richness and depth of flavours I enjoyed on cask. Overly toasty finish with crystal malt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2498) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2005
Amber red colour, Rich head. Fruity malt-aroma with a touch of berries. Smooth, somewhat nutty, malt flavour. Nice, dry finish where the alcohol add some extra bite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2005
Red Coloring with Big Off-White Frothy Head. Fruity and Malt Aroma with a Slight Alcohol Twinge. Sweet Malt, Dry Hops Taste...Creamy Heavy Mouthfeel with Noticeable Alcohol Warming. Subtle Taste. Drinkably Nice!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - APR 8, 2005
Well as i can see english ales are usually 500 ml.That is quite nice i think more beer,more taste.This beer quite nice,nice mouthfeel,nice taste.Bit malty but not much.Solid ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3210) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2005
Pour is a deep red with no head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Flavor is plum and prune with a hint of nutmeg. Lots of subtle things going on with this brew. Lots of malts and fruit flavors to recomend this brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Earthy malt notes some Maris otter and crytal maybe. Good body for low abv. some sweetness with lite dark fruit notes. Good noble hop bitterness an clean soft finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10235) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2005
Bottled, pasteurised. Dark brown beer with off white head. Full bodied fruity soft beer, low on carbonation which is great and not too much loss on pasteurisation. Late roasted malty taste, good bottled beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2005
dark dampness passes to withering sulfa smell. redish hue and clear. some slight fruit and bitter qualites in the backbone of the beer. easy to drink. uninteresting.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Poured dark brown, light white head. Smelled somewhat musty. Kind of an offputting burnt malt taste. I am not a big fan of this beer.


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