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Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Bulldog is an award winning strong ale that was first brewed for the export market in 1947. The traditional recipe and maturing process of "warm conditioning" which takes place after fermentation, has been deliberately retained to preserve the strength and quality. The beer is dry hopped and the distinctive mellow flavour of Bulldog Strong Ale allowed to develop slowly.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mecafilo (102) - Perugia, ITALY - APR 25, 2013
On tap @ Buskers, Perugia, Italy. Aroma: caramel, cereal and a bit of herbs, with some alcohol. Foam is short-lasting, but a bit of foam remains for longer. Amber color. Taste: quite bitter at first, but becomes sweeter as the beer warms up. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (749) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 12, 2013
tap @ Prince of Wales, ITALY. Birra interessante, dal bel gioco dolce/alcolico /amaricato. Profuma di tostato e di caramello, con anche un decisa nota alcolica. Schiuma bianca sporca ma molto compatta, di breve durata. un sottile strato di schiuma invece rimane anche dopo parecchi minuti. Carbonatazione medio alta, di corpo tenue, consistenza oleosa, finale amaricato e lungo. In bocca è piacevolente calda con un bella rotondità. Non è molto equilibrata, perchè i gusti sono molto divisi, prima si avverte il tostato poi il dolciastro ed infine l’amaricato, ma non sono lgati. in complesso però è buona.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnicolaescu (940) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 11, 2013
Head and color ok. Aroma: some unrefined crude malty/graininess that gets worse as it warms up; and a bit of alcohol. The taste has the slight hint of alcohol and is dry and bitter first; as it warms up it gets sweeter and has a vienna/marzen-style bitter-sweet character, but with that crude cereal scent too. Unpleasant beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2318) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2013
0,33 l bottle BB 31. Jan 14 caramel, bread, hay, roasty, spruce, citrus, herbs, leaves, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber with little white head. Caramel aroma. Caramel taste, a little bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - FEB 2, 2013
Intense golden color with white head. Malt, caramel and alchol aroma. At taste is light sweet and malty, with caramel malt and honey flavour pretty balanced with fruity english hop.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
anze (18) - - JAN 20, 2013
Nice dark amber colour. Big head which lasts long. Tastes like lager. Not much of palate. I hardly believe this is an ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemikalGab (43) - Borgomanero (Novara), ITALY - DEC 29, 2012
On tap @ Molly Malone, Nebbiuno (NO) Italy. Served nicely, which is a rarity among italian irish-style pubs, pours a clear light amber colour, with a thick and lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel with a little earthiness and spiciness from the hops, Very sweet, nice body, with a little bitterness to give balance, Soft carbonation, oily body, quite pleasant for a regular beer. The aftertaste lingered around for a while, with the characteristic earthiness. To me, this is one of the best products from the big industry (never tried it from the bottle, I’ve been told it’s very different, and worse). Drinkable enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
SheffieldSteel (115) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - NOV 22, 2012
330ml bottle from Carrefour, Udine. Pours small frothy head. Copper dark blond colour. Aroma of boiled sweets and cough medicine. Taste is thick, full bodied syrupy alcohol with pronounced orange and cherry notes. Very light carbonation. Very sweet and very malty. Finish is bitter and lingering, with the hops giving a lasting spiciness. A nice strong ale but a tad too sweet for my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2012
04-SEP-2012, bottle in hotel room @Rome. Golden lasting head. Sweet malt and flowery hops. Taste the same. Quite nice Actually. Better than expected.


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