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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 771   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.


Ringo's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Nice English beer, and looks impeccable in an English dimple mug. Perfect head and lace that hangs around for the whole ride. Nice brew.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (486) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2015
Dark amber colour, with a thin head that leaves ring and lace. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, plums. Creamy, not much carbonation, medium body. Taste of chocolate, plums, dark fruits. Bitter rough finish.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (151) - USA - MAY 30, 2015
Banana bread, ripe fruit, bubblegum, malty caramel. Really good aromas. Pours brown with basically no head. Malt, licorice, washed rind cheese. Very smooth and balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (47) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
500ml bottle pours a clear, deep reddish brown with off white large head reducing to cap. Aroma is intriguing, sweet estery bubblegum note, ripe fruits almost has a whiff of belgian yeast about it. Taste is bubblegum and ripe fruit again turning bitterish and slightly metallic. Low to medium carbonation, shortish drying finish. As good as I had remembered.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3744) - 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 (50) - 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 (372) - 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 (743) - 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 (404) - 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 (210) - 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 (629) - 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.


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