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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
This English Estate October Ale is brewed with 10% raw wheat and 10% split peas. Fermented with our house Scottish ale yeast and barrel aged for 100 days in 1st beer use French Oak barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2nd beer from Strong Ale 2009. 10th rating, lets make this one official. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet, rich and just ok. Taste is sweet, a little off but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Tap @ Pizza Port Strong Ale fest 2009. Pours a deep mostly hazed orange amber with a frothy off white head. Nose holds some yeast and bready malts. Very fruit forward as well. Flavor is also quite yeasty and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5079) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
On tap at the SD Strong Ale Fest 09. Pours a hazy amber. Sweet malt, caramel, a bit of spice, light grape notes, vinous, and some sweet fruit. Its decent, just not as good as a lot of the other ones that day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest, this beer poured a hazy golden color with a small head and vinuous notes in the flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On tap at PP Strong Ale 2009. Little bit of hoppy aroma. Lightly sweet. Nice low level of wine barrel character, Mellowed nicely. Orange color. A bit of booziness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2009
FoBAB. I saw this beer was made with split peas and I had to give it a try. I actually couldn’t really taste split peas, but the beer was interesting nonetheless. Pours murky brown. Little bit of spices in the beer, but it had heavy sweet caramel finish. Well hidden 10.5% ABV. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Sampled at FoBAB 09. Awesome name. Also had no idea this had split peas in it. Hazy murky amber pour, some head. Aroma is caramelly and a bit wheaty. Kind of strange. Flavor is pretty strong and caramelly also. Really not sure what to make of this one, but it was aight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
FoBAB 2009. This was recommended to me by a friend from Champagne, and I still like him anyway because it may be the only time in my life that I can say I had a beer brewed with split peas. Actually, it wasn’t too bad. The body was a hazy tarnished bronze and and the smallish head was off-white in color. It had an aroma of orchard fruit and vanilla and the flavor had a fruity liquer taste to it. At no time could I discern the presence of peas, split or otherwise, but in my heart I know they were there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2009
On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Fest in Hayward. Hazy medium amber color with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is floral with sweet malt and caramel, oak, fruity notes, and peas, oddly enough. Flavor really showcases the split peas, which I found really interesting and different. Also some slight vinous notes, oak, wheat, sweet caramel malt, and mild floral hops. Medium body with soft carbonation and high drinkability, especially for the high ABV, which is very well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Hazy amber with a 1 finger beige head. Mild fruit aromas. Medium body with mild, foamy carbonation. It’s fruity,oaky and a bit spicey. Really good taste. More like a non-sour Belgian than anything I can think of, but English Strong Ale fits. Very good. Mild sweet finish.

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