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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 768   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 20, 2005
In the bottle at the Crescent Moon. Pours a mahogany red with a white head. Unique medicinal aroma with fruity and bitter essence. Flavor is as rich as a barleywine without the mind-bending alcohol content. Full body with sweetness and a residual strong bitter bite. I like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2005
Slightly hazy dark ruby brown with a large, persistent beige head. Initial fruity apple aroma gives way to a smooth creamy caramel nut base, and as it warms some peppery alcohol. Lovely persistent bitterness consistent with good pommy ales, and some of that caramel comes through as satisfying sweetness. The body is a bit light considering, although the carbonation is at a delicious median. A lasting bitterness has you appreciating this beer for quite a while after placing the glass down. Quite a good drop.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
There is a light floral aroma. The color is a reddish brown and the head is tan and long lasting. There is some lacing. The flavor is malty sweet with a slight bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
london1o1 (14) - USA - OCT 9, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a translucent red with decent amount of head. Has a sickeningly sweet taste followed by lingering bitter aftertaste, the moderately repulsive combination of which I have always associated, though probably not correctly, with English beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nice red with a rich frothy head that lingers. Aroma is slightly sweet. Flavor is slightly sweet and bitter at the same time. Caramel flavors are strongest. Flavor improves as the beer warms. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Reddish brown with towering head that settles over the hours. Nice tight little musty aroma. Hearty nutty, sweet ale flavors. Grape, caramel, pine. Good warming beer that’s not too heavy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottled. Pours a clear amber, with a cream coloured big head. Fruity malty aroma, with notes of caramel and hops. Taste is Fruity, some caramel, and a nice medium mouyhfeel. I really likes this one

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2005
Smells like raisins rum and chocoleet in a big old glass. Tastes like it too, finishes long and cocoa bitter after a solid mouthfeel. I have been drinking crap beer too much recently (been saving). More of these please.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Murky brown. Tingly carbonation above a smooth body. Toasty, multi-grain malts; only mildly sweet. Rich fruit notes -- apple, pear, raisins, currant/raisin, and orange rind. Drying hops deposit notes of grass and earth in the mouth. Bitter-ish aftertaste. Lively flavors and aromas. Not too shabby.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2005
Bottle from Morrisons. Dark Red. Aroma of dark fruits, seaweed, toffee, oranges, butter. Firm mouthfeel, earthy bitter finish. Good stuff.


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