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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 714   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle. Color is dark ruby with a small head and short duration. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste is rich and full with a hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
50 cL bottle. Deep amber/brown, hazy and with a lacing tan head. Dense malt and fruit aroma. Flavour starts fruity and sweet. Goes into a spiced malt/hops dense flavour followed by a more bitterhops flavour. Spiced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
A deep red beer with a nice orange-brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of black currant, cowberries, wood, and grapes. The flavor is sweet and very berry-like again black currant and cowberries, but also caramel and wood.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of nuts and overripe fruit. Quite full-bodied with sweetish roasted malts, nuts and overripe fruit. Hints of wood and alcohol and a fairly bitter finish. Actually this mostly reminds me of a British style Old Ale. 290908

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of caramel and overriped apples with notes of alcohol. Flavour of caramel and fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2005
Bottled. Dark reddish brown, beige huge creamy head. Sweet caramellish malty aroma with a bit bitterness too. Strong bitter hoppy flavour along with malty hints. Bitterness dominating all the way through Biting carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2004
Bottled. Deep ruby, clear, rich but quickly vanishing head. Aroma of malt and blueberries(!). Fruity and bold. Raisin, dates and licorice are prominent. Salty and rich, but with clean, simple malt profile. Warming peppery finish with lingering grassy hop bitterness. Packed with flavour, but points are deducted for it's plain malt profile.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2006
Amber red colour with a long lasting tan head. Aromas of malt and some caramel hints. Flavor is sweet malty with hints of caramel. Some fruitiness and some hopinessleaving you with a malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
19th September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Very dark beer. Full on malt and treacle. Juicy and lip smacking. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
Ruby color. Light malt aroma. Good body, dominated by the caramel flavor, and ending with a robust bitterness. Drinkable, but monodimensional strong Bitter.


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