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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is leafy hop aroma, tea, light honey. Taste is kind of hot, boozy, light honey. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On draft at the Bistro Barrel fest. This one pours orange with an off white head. The aroma has some oak and tropical fruit. The flavor is mildly sweet with notes of tropical fruit, molasses, oak and definitely some pea soup in the background. This borders on not working, but it does. I liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5295) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Tap at BT> Pours a hazy deep murky amber with a weird grayish tint and a thinning head. Aroma is big spicy sharp phenolic and Belgian yeast sweetness, toffee, molasses, huge candy sugar, beet sugar, etc- with ginger and floral flowery notes, big black fermented tea. Flavor is beets, earth, spicy garlic, sharp phenolics, spicy- black peppery, cardamon harshness and finishes a bit too syrupy and sweet as well with a harsh phenol and solvent kick. Meh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Draft at Bistro BABF. Nose of toasty wheat, vanilla, and more vanilla. Cloudy copper with a medium off white glass lacing head. Flavor is lightly sour with some banana and lots of oaky vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4041) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3986) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at source. Nose is lightly spicy with a rye like presence. Light woody tannins. Taste is very malty and a great Scottish ale. Light peat. Wonderful caramel and toffee not too sweet. Wonderful woodsy tannins help dry it out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VsXsV (3816) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Draught at Bear Republic. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, wood, toast, light caramel and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel, booze, wood and lemon. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3365) - 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.


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