Brewed by Ashover
Style: English Strong Ale
Ashover, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Cask & Bottled; Occasional.
Janine & Dominic return from the west coast of America, fired up with enthusiasm to create a strong red ale. The name comes from an area of Ashover once renown for the noise of the frame knitting machines.

harrisoni's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, - FEB 4, 2011
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2011. Chestnut colour thin bubbly beige head. Very sweet hop aroma. Lots of sweet crysral malt lots of PNW hops. Excellent. Slightly cheesy on hop. Tasty amber strong beer. I like the hops but dont like the cheese. Decent though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Woody red with lasting off white head. Richly hoppy, welcoming fruit medley sweetness - oddly gassy later on? English strong performs very crunchy sweet malt with a decent stab of pine, soft grapefruit and hugs of juicy bitterness with whisps of funkiness. I’d like to get hold of another one, as this was a bit sharp edged on the hop front to see how it softens up, but mostly an excellent beer.

Bottle, Beermoth, Manchester

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21862) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle in Stockport cafe... Thanks to Jannine... Deep red... Light haze... Thin tan head... Soft sweet roast... Dry toffee roast... Sweet juicy fruits.. Light bitterness... Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9941) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Cask, Derby Winter Fest 13. Copper with a bubbly foam. Aromas are toffee and spices with raisins. Boozy with grapefruit and piney notes. Flavours are nice malty and chewy toffee in the White Shield vein. Bitter hops with grapefruit and woody pine. Juicy fruit with peppery notes. Warming and very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Cask@Derby Winter Beer Festival 2013. Brownish bronze beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is malty with some gentle roasted elements. The flavour is smooth with a good degree of bitterness and malts. Overall a nice malty and bitter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5335) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2011
Bottled, tasting @ De Molen Warehouse. The aroma has caramel malts, some flowery hops. Clear, red-amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is bitter, bit sweet and has caramel, dried fruits, some citrus, hops. Nice balance. enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
Gravity cask at White Cliffs/Dover Fest 2011. Crystal malt indulgent sweet sticky with lots of hops. Extreme and mostly crude but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6680) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
Bottled. Reddish color, short head. Hoppy aroma, caramel and toffee. Good bitter taste. Firm malty body. The english equivalent of an american barley wine? Good balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4331) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle at meeting. Aroma is spicy slightly sweet malts and some red fruits. Flavor is somewhat sweet malty and a hint of hoppy bitterness. Very nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle @ meeting. Aroma is fruity malty with some spices. Quite english. Flavour is quite English, with hops, fruit and some spices. A bit thin but nice.

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