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Axholme Special Reserve

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Brewed by Axholme
Style: English Strong Ale
Scunthorpe, England

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Status uncertain.
A powerful, rich and fruity beer. Flavours of candied orange peel dominate this full-bodied, decadent brew.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (516) - - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at Bath hotel, sheffield. Deep golden ale with small white head. Aroma is fruity with rhubarb and custard sweets coming though. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. You can taste the alcohol, even if it doesn’t burn. No carbonation and medium body. Weird one, sort of like a suped up golden ale. Get you pissed quick though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3400) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - lemon and orange with malty backdrop. Taste - more tangy orange melded with biscuity malt. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - yes a decent ESB or English Strong Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
500ml bottle at the ’Are We Nearly There Yet? Yorkshire beer tasting with AshtonMcCobb. Murky gold bitty pour, thin white head. Aromas of almonds/marzipan/nail varnish remover. Taste is better, ESB nuttiness and biscuit. Boozy lemon finish. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a malty hop orange citrus. The flavour is medium bitter with a zesty citrus light sherbet malt hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy dark golden with a small off white head. Aroma of candied fruit, orange, citrus and some herbs. Flavor is light sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6092) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thick white head. Clear golden pour. Subtle bitterness. Nice fruity notes, Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bammers54 (76) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
from bottle, quite a powerful beer, loads of alcohol but nicely balanced with malt and hops, quite a bit going on in the background, making this an interesting and pretty easy drinking strong beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
1st March 2014
Clear gold beer, big cream coloured head. Palate is dry and minerally crisp. Thin malt cream and a whisper of brandyish alcohol. Little orange peep. Dry finish brings a whisper of spice. Not bad apart from being a bit over dry.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cloudy orange amber, good white head. Initially its full of orange, fruits and sweetness. There is noticeable alcohol but it the goes quite dank and almost like when a beer has sat for a few hours. It may be a one off as ive read good things.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, sweet orange. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, sugary, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130329]


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