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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 727   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 (1975) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (510) - 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 (150) - 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 (222) - - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Center Parcs Woburn. Strong flavour - toffee, rich fruits. A lovely strong wintry ale

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (992) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
An nice and interesting English strong ale. Pours a muddy ruby red sure a thin white head. Smells of citrus, pear and honeydew melon. More of that in the beginning of the taste, followed by a lot if mealtimes that sticks around for the aftertaste. Strange molasses finish. Had in the bottle.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Yuck horrible. Ddddddddffdddddddddddddddfffffffffffddddddddddddff via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep amber with visible carbonation floating up. A beige head is one finger and has good retention. A rich malty and toffee aroma. The flavor brings big malts and grains. Some of that toffee. Some syrup with dark fruit including raisin. Bitter citrus causes an unfortunate after taste. It begins to favor banana bread with those spices. It finished better than it began.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (527) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
From tap@happy loft delirium. Dark brown color. Nose:wet dog, malt storage. Too malty. Taste:bit roasted, but again, malt, grain.. Finish is bitter and refreshing. Can’t convince me..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (297) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, dark ruby red with a small tan head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, caramel and overripe fruit. Sweet fruity flavour with roasted malt, caramel, spices a hint of alcohol and a dry, bitter hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (204) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Great bitter, especially from the bottle. Dark brown, almost chestnut with a small white head and some lacing. Good body with just the right amount of carbonation and creaminess. Fruity malt on the nose, with tastes of raisins, tea and malt with a hint of citrus. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (544) - CROATIA - OCT 4, 2014
Deep red/brown color, average sized off white head. Medium body, average carbonation. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, hints of chocolate. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Very dry finish. Nice.


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