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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 733   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.


reebtogi's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4301) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 5, 2012
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and grass with some dark fruits. Taste is a caramel and fruity sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness with a hint of citrus. Light to medium body with modest carbonation. A typical English strong ale that is a good session ale as it goes down pretty easy.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robto (22) - Belas, PORTUGAL - NOV 19, 2014
50cl bottle at home. It pours a deep amber colour with a decent beige head that lasts. Aroma has a very sweet malts note, almonds and other kinds of nuts, dark fruits and some citrus from the hops. Taste has some pronounced caramel malts, toffee, raisins, some biscuity feeling and some bitterness from the citrus flavor. It has a medium body, decent carbonation, a little alcohol warmth and a dry finish. This is actually a good English strong Ale. Very solid and strong in flavor. I would drink it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (168) - Soria, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2014
Vierte color ámbar muy oscuro-rubí con abundante cabeza de espuma beige de retención media, en nariz aromas a caramelo, frutos secos, cacao y café, en boca entrada media y maltosa con amargor muy ligero que se acentúa en el pos gusto, notas a malta tostada; cuerpo y carbónico medios en una buena y fácil de beber red ale inglesa; es mejor saborearla en trago corto ya que aunque el alcohol está bien integrado el medio litro se acaba sintiendo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (284) - - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from waitrose. Brown ale with a stodgy creamy head. Aroma is strong malty flavour. Malty taste with some alcohol warmth, good bitterness. Prickly carbonation medium body. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1909) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2014
hmm. bought this a while ago and found it in a pile of bottles, bomber from hyvee, shared with chad, and hakes dr.. dark brown or red pour with think white head, malty aroma, taste is a bitterb beries, not a bad English strong, (clearly not my usual pic)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1526) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 12, 2014
50cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon. Dark brown color with thin to medium lasting head. Taste is light to medium sweet and bitter. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (310) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Pours clear dark amber. Medium tan head with fine bubbles. Aroma is mostly malt with a hint of licorice. Medium body. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (209) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Very dark reddish brown, with dark head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, and whiskey. Watery and a bit bitter, with hints of molasses and fruitcake; better as it warms. More complex than your average English ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (544) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2014
An unusually hearty ale that looks rich and tastes rich. As advertised, the perfect compliment to a strong cheddar cheese. Probably my favourite Adnams brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Monchito_IPA (152) - SPAIN - OCT 21, 2014
Precioso color rubí oscuro, pobre espuma. Aroma a tostado y regaliz. Muy maltosa y dulce de sabor, con un regaliz muy presente y ligeramente afrutada. Contrasta con un final bastante amargo. Empalaga.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (231) - - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Center Parcs Woburn. Strong flavour - toffee, rich fruits. A lovely strong wintry ale


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