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Bristol English-Style Old Ale



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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Only available in 22 oz bombers and very limited. This very traditional ale is medium-bodied and singularly malty, supplying sweet caramel undertones and age-related character at every turn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
staticGen (5) - - MAY 7, 2016 does not count
This beer pours with a nice creamy head. The colour is a deep amber brown with reddish hues. Sweet caramel notes and roasted aromas arise from this brew. Even some butterscotch. Not a lot of hop aromas exist here, but this is not a hop forward brew and should not lose points for the style. Nice sweet maltiness to this beer. A hint of bitterness, but the malty character is intended to be the star of the show. Itís sweet but the body of malt and ale yeast flavor balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1929) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2016
22 oz. bottle. Dark, amber-brown color, with a small, beige, foamy head. The nose is toffee, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, some burnt toast, and pecans. Sweet and very malty, with a pretty good, earthy bitterness that lingers, subdued, at the back of the throat for a long while. Medium body, silky, fairly smooth, and just a little astringent. This is a fun, malty, and lightly smoky beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superdaveo (31) - Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from a 22oz bottle at CCís last homestand of a disastrous season. Not much from the aroma. Punchy malt character kind of like a Laughing Lab on steroids. Caramel, chocolate and a touch of roast. A nice rich beer to drown my sorrows in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Light brown, little bit of haze. Aroma is caramels and toffees, not to intense, and itís clean. All stuff I want out of an old ale. Taste is similar. The hop/alcohol balancing points are quite mellow but on point. Finishes balanced, with a sweet accent. Itís good - the best examples throw some extra nuance in there - Old Peculiar from the wood being my classic - but this is s tough style to nail and they did a pretty good job here. 4 7 7 4 14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1223) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at brewery poured clear brown hue w/ a medium creamy fully diminishing tan head. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are caramel, lightly toasted malt, and dark bread. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and a light warmth in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (6730) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle - thanks Eric! Pours clear reddish hazel with a small beige head and some lacing. Downhill from there, unfortunately. Aroma is grain, grass, corn, caramel. Flavor is the same, light plus sweet, light bitter, light astringence. Medium body, a bit boozy. Not so great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1176) - , Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
bomber found in a crappy liquor store while working in COS. meh. caramel toffee aroma; very mild taste - light caramel/toffee and soap, mild hops. meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, Aaron says he has no idea where it came from but Iím pretty sure itís his. Pour is dark reddish brown with thin off white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, bread, some caramel and toffee, light floral and grassy hops, with a hint of yeast and earth. Taste is bready, caramel and toffee, hints of biscuit, some slight grass, earthy notes, some slight fruity touches but not much, finishing fairly bitter but some sweetness comes through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle @ Danís house, courtesy of who the fuck knows. This was found in Danís fridge and no one knows who bought this fucking shit. Cloudy, dark orange appearance with a tan head. Soapy, floral, light citrusy, light toasty aroma. Tangy, orange/grapefruit citrusy, floral hoppy, soapy, bitter flavor. Not all that good but not horrible either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BritAlesRule (215) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Pours a dark murky caramel color with a sturdy head somewhere between foam and cream. Nose is toffee and spice. Taste reveals American hops and caramel malts. Some sort of rye biscuity thing going on somewhere on the back end that Iím not too fond of. Medium mouthfeel with lingering hop presence. Probably could have benefited from some Golding or Stirling to give it more English character. Still, not a bad beer in the local brewerís stable. Iíll have to review the style further.

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