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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 706   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004
Lovely colour, ruby red with a tan coloured head that was mostly lasting and left nice lacing. Aroma was of malt, fruit and alcohol. Rich malt flavours in the taste with some chocolate, chalk and wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4066) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Bottle. Poured a medium sized frothy ivory head that contained fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. This beer was carbonated, transparent and the hue was mahogany. The aroma was malty, caramel, sweet, fruity and some alcohol. The flavor was sweet, malty, and light hops. There was an aftertaste observed with this beer. The mouthfeel was smooth and the lacing was sparse.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
This is a wonderful all round brew.Nice ruby red colour with a thin head.Lovely rich malty fruity flavour with a nice bittersweet aftertaste.A quaffable beer indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2004 Good malt nose. Appearance is a dark tea red with a smallish thick head that leaves good lacing. Malty with some hop character and a roasty notes that balance well. A tiny bit oaky with caramel malt flavours, great mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 8, 2004
This bottled brew poured a foamy medium sized light brown colored long lasting head that left behind a good lacing. The body was a softly carbonated transparent brown color. The aroma was mild with notes of sweet malt. The palate was mildly vinuous initially then settled down onto a more mellow malt bite with a slightly bitter finish. Very malty flavor masked somewhat by the vinuousness of the overall tone of the ale. A decent brew to start of the evenings ratings. Cheers!

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
Sweet spicy flavour with dark red brown colour and good lacing. Burnt malt flavour with rough palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
This is a beautiful color, a deep ruby that’s fairly clear. The head is a bit fizzy, and fades incompletely pretty fast. This is a malty beer. A little wood and a good bit of caramel, brown sugar and cherries. Not a lot of hops present and a bit sweet in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Mahogany pour, thick foamy head and lace. Caramel or toffee aromas, sweet malts and a sour fruit. Sweet malts, caramel, hops, some spices and alcohol flavors. Thick, syrupy finish of alcohol and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Deep red color and an aroma that is fresh and balanced between malt and hops. The taste is dry and rich with a medium-full mouthfeel. The cream-colored head is well-formed and well-retained. Not great, but a very pleasant beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Dark mahogany color with light off-white head. The aroma has residual sweetness with some malt & a bit of british blah. The flavor is very metallic with musky fig & crappy over-bitter european hops, unbalanced, bland. Finishes a little roasty & also metallic.


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