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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 768   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.


slang's rating

3.6
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep dark reddish to amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is quite full of licorice, ripe fruits, caramel and a hint of roasted malts. Flavor is quite bitter, sweet malts, but a rather dry finish. Solid body and smooth texture. Decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (37) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2015
Dunkles braunrot, klar. Toffee, Karamell, schmeckt stark, würzig, langer bitterer Abgang. Hopfen: First Gold.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (252) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours dark mahogany, frothy tan head. Aroma is dandelion, iron, coffee, cocoa, dried cranberries. Creamy, low carbonation, oily. Good balance between sour, metallic and bitter flavours. Pleasant bitter ending.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (738) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Complex amber leading to an earthinesswith biscuit and dry spice. Fullish body. Bit of a classic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (394) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
Pint bottle into pint glass. Strong spicy malt nose, alcohol is noticeable. Ruby red beer with large tan head. Taste is burnt toffee followed by a little bitterness. Alcohol notes are present throughout. Ideal after-dinner beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (208) - Killarney, IRELAND - APR 28, 2015
50cl bottle from Aldi - pours dark amber with off white head, aroma of fruit cake, dried fruits. Taste - malt, fruit cake. Pretty good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (621) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2015
Raspberry and malt aroma. Body is a deep ruby with a thin off white head. Biscuit and sweet raspberry taste balance with a moderate dose of bitterness. Has a bold presence but has a enough sweet malt as to not scare anyone off.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GlassBrass440 (246) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015
Aromas of Fake fruit flavoring. raspberry. Fairly sweet. Quite disappointing overall. Looks good though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Temptation (253) - - MAR 25, 2015
Nuts and toasty, even wooden, notes flavor, watery but with a notable body, easy to drink but highly enjoyable. A very remarkable sample of a modern English strong ales, and probably the best Adnams’ brewjob.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5238) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2015
50cl Bottle from Co-operative. Clear ruby-brown colour, beige head. Aroma of fig bread, dates, earth, quite sweet, nuts, dark fruits, malty. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, figs, fig bread, dark fruits, light earthy bitter finish, some marmalade. Medium bodied. OK.


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