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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 761   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 (2093) - 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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GlassBrass440 (180) - 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 (248) - - 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 (5134) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2014) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pint bottle purchased from Lifesource Natural Grocer Salem OR $4.99 Dark amber coloured ale with a small,bubbly tan head. Great typical English malt and hop aromas. Hay,nuts,leafy and earthy very nice. Balanced taste..interesting and with a strong light chocolate finish. Great smooth mouthfeel. Good traditional ale...excellent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (185) - SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Pours a deep ruby colour with a white lingering head. Toffee aroma with hints of vanilla. Taste is burnt caramel, vanilla and hints of liquorice, and a nicely bitter aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimpgibbon (384) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
There’s an acrid metallic quality running through this which spoils what otherwise would have be been ok. It’s in the sweet/ bitterness, but way over egged. Decent flavours around it - soft dark fruits and reasonable balance otherwise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (189) - SINGAPORE - FEB 28, 2015
50cl bottle from Tesco, consumed on 24/02/15. Pours dark brown with a thick tan coloured head. Full bodied. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavours of malt, plum and figs - bitter but sweetness of molasses, chocolate and caramel. A full bodied strong English ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (102) - SPAIN - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Big, tan and frothy head, not very lasting. It will leave a very sligth lacing. Colour is mahogany with reddish hues. Aroma is toasted malt, fuity (plum) and hop tinge. Taste is toasted malt sweetness at attack (molasses), then fruity (plum) and roasted caramel dry bitternes at the end. Full body medium, oily. A balanced strong english ale. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (93) - - FEB 21, 2015
Dark Bottle, pours dark caramel with a nice amber colored head. Scent is medium chocolatey. Medium density, chocolate notes throughout. Smooth finish. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1311) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear amber brown color with thin creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, candy sugar, grass and dried fruits. Taste starts with sweet caramel and toffee, follows by mild and refreshing fruitiness, slightly roasty with warming mouthfeel and medium bitter finish. Medium body, syrupy texture and average carbonation in palate. Smooth and complex ale...


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