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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 737   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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 So far the only beer I have come across from this brewery. +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle the beer poured a nice mahogany color with a huge creamy tan head. There was a faint bitter malt aroma. The flavor had a nice full malt presence that faded to bitter on the aftertaste. This beer has very strong English characteristics. Nice if you like the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Rich, carmel malt aroma. Toasted bread, nuttiness in the nose as well. Pleasant hop sharpness followed by a full malt backbone. Carmel, honey and toffee flavors. Fantastic bitter/sweet palate. Not a real complex beer, and even though a bit watery it is still a satisfying brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
Amber copper ale with a off white head and light malt aroma. Nice roasted bitter nut taste with rich mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Chestnut brown with a quickly fading head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is more pronounced than the aroma would get you ready for. The flavor is malty sweet, but balanced by a hop dryness. Body is a little thin. Fair.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Dark amber color with a decent hill of foam on top. Smell is faint sweetness and mostly malt. The flavor however is much more noticable sweet, and has a banana flavor as well. The palate is rather smooth, and not very hoppy, but still respectable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Medium brown with white head. Somewhat fruity/estery aroma. Malt flavor with a hint of sweetness/fruit. Medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Bottle pours reddish brown, copper hues, small frothy white head, decent lacing, with effervescent carbonation.   Sweet aroma, rather fruity too.   Apples/Pears up front, followed by malts, but I am also getting a pungent glue (like that used for fly tying) or quick setting cement flavor as well.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with more of that glue/quick cement.   WTF?!?!?!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Liberty (52) - Stompwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2004
Tasted from the bottle: nice brown color. It is quite a sweet beer, but also quite bitter (finish). Lots of malt in de body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Reddish/brown color,medium sized white head that faded slowly to a small lace.The aroma was malty and hoppy with a slight hint of alcohol.The flavor was pretty decent malty and hoppy with a slight fruit side coming on as it warmed along with a bit of caramel or toffee.The alcohol comes on a little but just faintly.Not a bad brew,decent enough to try again at some time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Dark red-brown color, sweet hoppy aroma, light spicy taste, medium body, light sweet dry finish.


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