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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 679   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5348) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2004
Bottled. Dark amber with some offwhite head. Aroma and flavour are full with chocolate and toffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Nice brown/amber color with a quite lasting offwhite head. Has a great malty aroma with loads of toffee. ALso a little spicy. Flavor starts off malty with som toffee, but then it turns bitter and spicy again. A great beer that offers a lot

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 4, 2004
Sweet smelling, maybe candy sugar. Moderately thick, off white head. Copperish color. The flavor is on the sweet side, but is almost overwhelmed by the bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Clear copper with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, strongly floral, earthy, nutty, toffee. Taste is light sweet, fairly bitter earthy, some caramel/toffee, light fruitiness. Finish is solidly bitter, with the floral joining the earthy as it warms. Medium body, with some carbonated acidity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2004
Beautiful red/brown colour with an off-white almost reddish head. Nice, malty, and sweet aroma. Decent, but unimpressive flavour with a bitter finish to balance the sweetness. Fairly high carbonation (and alcohol presence) for an English ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Bottle. Brown color, with a very quickly dissipating head. Malty and nutty aroma, smells rich and sweet. Flavor is same, with a hint of cherry, and has a dry long finish of alcohol and hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Rich and creamy, frothy head makes this beer look beautiful. Dry, ashy aroma, with a hint of malts. For an ESA, there are really more malts in this one than hops, but not quite as much as a bock. Overall, this is a good, enjoyable, albeit mild-flavored beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Impressive pour, deep copper with a ruby hue - sweet aroma of raisins and candy - sweetness int he flavor is cloying at first, but once the palate adjusts, the roasty, hoppy undertones balance it out well - raisin, a touch of cherry - bready finish, some sticky sweetness - it's good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Deep, dark copper appearance with a thin off-white head. Fruity, nutty aroma with a bit of candy sugarness to it. Flavor is sinfully sweet with elements of raisins and alcohol; which is not overwhelming. Very smooth and palatable, stays stong to the finish. Very impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (3903) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2004
This was a definite improvement over Adnams Suffolk Special Bitter. A very organic, yeasty, grainy aroma. Very good appearance -- great bottle, great label, impressive dark walnut coloring. Dry, acidic, fruity, bitter, some nuts and whole grain notes. Twangy finish, good carbonation.


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