Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2004
Roasted malts maybe. Sweet, enjoyable. Smooth Very smooth mouth-feel along with drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (527) - SPAIN - JUL 26, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en Slainte. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, muy ligeramente amargo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (243) - BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
Very classical and righteously well-known English ale with a pale beige, mousse-like, stable head and a cristal-clear, warm and appealing bronze colour. Malty nose with fruity, orangey and flowery notes, accents of honey, port wine and coffee; taste a nice soft and smooth maltiness well-balanced with sweetish fruity notes, drying towards the finish and ending in a somewhat peppery hop bitterness linked to a bitterish toasted maltiness. Very English, very enjoyable, well-balanced ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magpieken (34) - - JUL 11, 2014
500ml bottle. BB 28/02/15. Batch A4044. Pours a deep, dark, ruby colour with a generous beige head. It looks very inviting. Stewed fruit, golden syrup and moderate hop aroma but it’s all very subtle and in no way overpowering. Hints of nuts. Light to medium sweetness is balanced by an earthy, medium bitterness which lingers. Medium body which finishes in a semi-dry manner. Decent enough but it didn’t quite knock my socks off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
(Keg at William K Annankatu, 20140702) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had toffee, caramel and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were caramel, sweetness, toffee, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A very, even too sweet English ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hkrivera (94) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JUL 1, 2014
The taste is almost flat, non perceivable of the aromas or alcohol. Not very impressed, just an average British beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
500ml bottle (not bottle conditioned) from Sainsbury’s, Darnley, Glasgow - clear deep brown, thin beige head, toffee, malty aroma, no lacing, caramel, sweet, smooth, carbonation on the high side

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3214) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Dark brown, reasonable head. Toffee liquorice malt aroma. Caramel flavour. Smooth sweet and well balanced. Not normally my type of beer but this is a good example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimusPrimed (47) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
A very drinkable red beer. Good colour, goes down smoothly. Tasted a few weeks ago, so not sure of all the details

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a fluffy off white head. Nose is orange peel, caramel, slightly toasty. Flavor is bright citrus up front, into some caramel and some belgian esters. Finish is slightly roasted with a dose of citrus bitterness. Medium body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (494) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
From pint bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with reddish highlights at the edges and a foamy but diminishing cappuccino head. Aromas are stewed fruit - currants, raisins, baked apple - along with some hay, caramel, dark bread and oddly a touch of bubblegum and banana. Taste is dominated by the same stewed fruit notes at the front, amped up by a restrained orange zest bitterness. Hints of caramel and more fruit at the end, although it does fall away pretty quickly. Body seems a little watery for the style, but still tasty.

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