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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 707   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2004
On cask at Buckeye. Murky orange/brown color with that very smooth cask mouthfeel. Almost Fruity Pepples sweetness to it with an orange citrus finish. Very easy drinking beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2004
(500ml bottle) Pours a medium, white head and a dark golden body. Nose of floral malt. Great balance between the malt and hops. If this was more readily available, it would be a mainstay in my frigde. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2004
SLight caramel, somewhat bitter aroma. Good bitterness throughout with just the right amount of malt sweetness to balance. Not really sure I would call this a strong ale, but good anyway.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Dark copper with a modest off-white head. Malty taste. Medium bodied... some alcohol comes through in the flavor. Subdued fruits, toffee notes. Nice hopping here. Crsip, bitter finish. Only thing I really don't like is how it doesn't warm well. This is too strong to really knock back, and when warmed, the alcohol really comes through stronger... a trait I didn't particularly enjoy. But, besides that, not bad at all... it 'is' a strong ale, I should have expected that.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
DEcent nutty aroma. Copper colored, small head. Tastes like a heavy brown ale with some hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2004
Slightly fruity aroma.. Brown sugar to the flavor... Nice easy finish... Easy to enjoy

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Light copper color with a thin head with large bubbles. Interesting bitterness in the flavor; considerable bitterness. Not sure it's all that pleasant, but it does have some nuttiness. Think I'd prefer a little less hoppage. Recently made available in NYC (as of 3/04). Don't know how long it'll last. Adnams SSB is also available right now.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Very light coppery brown w/ a lasting light beige head. Buttery caramel green apple comes to mind on first sniff; fruity, malty, bready, and lightly nutty as well. Very malty and well balanced, fruity and caramel/toffee w/ a light diacetyl in the flavor as it warms; yeasty and bready w/a semi dry lightly roasty finish an aftertaste. Very, very light hop flavor in aftertaste as well. One drawback, the diacetyl becomes stronger as it warms. A bid on the dry side for m/f, medium bodied w/ lower carbonation. This beer just confirms my lover for traditional British ales. A bit heavy for a true session ale, but a very good beer and a must try IMHO.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1451) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Casked at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY. Deep ruby color with a creamy tan head. Malty, nutty aroma. Toffee as well. Fruity flavor. Malty as well. Overally pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Pours a deep ruby colorwith a frothy tan head. Flavor is nutty with some sweetness in the malt, and just a bit of tart fruit flavors. Nothing really substanstial or complex, just easy to drink.


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