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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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Pasteurised Bottle.
A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.


fidelis83's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Slightly hazy, copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma has lots of toffee, some apple skins, caramel, toast, hay and crusty white bread. Flavor is sweet toffee, toast, planty hops, sweet grassy hay, burnt sugar, sweet roasted nuts, black tea and some citrus and earthy notes to the finish. Light to medium body, chewy entry, dry finish and light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad, but lacking in depth and intensity compared to the 4.1% bitter I just drank from the same brewer.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenOver (86) - SLOVENIA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours dark brown, low jead and low carbonation. Smell is slightly sour, coffee notes. Taste is full-bodied, not aggressive, gentle aftertaste. Excellently balanced!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjoeng (18) - - SEP 13, 2014
6.3% ABV. RUBY RED BEER Pours out with a nice m

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (789) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark ruby colour with thin cream/orangey red head that lasts about 5 mins. Aroma is of malts, barley, hops and dried fruit. Nice malty, hoppy taste with raisins coming after. Really smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Tap at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavors: Sweetness, dark fruits, nuts, some alcohol, hops and malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
msalsbury (26) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
The flavor starts out with a slightly hoppy note and a very darkly roasted grain bitterness, followed by moderate maltiness, and finishing with a hoppy bitterness. It’s a beer I really want to like, but just don’t love.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mt_hall (119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottled. Clear dark red-brown with a small cream-coloured head. Malt and noticeable alcohol on the nose and sweet malt and molasses flavours. Warming alcohol, a dry finish, and balancing bitterness. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Toffee, raisin, malty, caramel, light fruit cake. Taste: Low/medium bitter and sweetness and low sourness. Palate: Medium thick grainy texture and body, average carbonation, abrupt dried fruit, malty toffee finish. Comments: Good and lace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliriumT (361) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours dark with tan lacing. Aroma is rich with dark fruits and raisins. Flavour is similar to the aroma but with some lingering bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1161) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
A dark reddish-brown coloured beer with a thick and frothy off white head. A strong nutty malt aroma, caramel and a yeasty bready element. Full mouthfeel. A mouth-filling malt flavour. Nutty and bready, with a sweet taste of caramel and a hint of bubblegum. An alcoholic sourness comes through in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (609) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
From a bottle. It’s a very strong flavoured beer, not for a casual session. A bit too much going on to be great.


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