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Heineken UK
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 97   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with almost no head. Pure apricot marmalade on the nose. Flavour is wheat bread and apricot jam. Medium bodied. Rough finish. One dimensional - liken it to an apricot wheat beer - strange.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle from Global Wines, Bearwood. Smells not too good - a bit caramel, a bit like wet cagoule. Flavour is a bit too strong and slightly sickly, with a sweet nut kick. Not terrible, but not something I wanr to try again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
33 cl bottle. Pours copper with a medium white head. Aroma is strong malts, some hops and barley. Flavour is malty, caramel, candy sugar and some slight roasted notes. The finish and aftertaste are dominated by a dry hoppyness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2010
Bottle. Its a long time since I tried this one and was very surprised to see it on the shelves again. Hoppy aroma upon opening with a pale yellow appearance.Slightly bitter with a medium body. Pleasant although not sure if it was as good as when I first tried it some years ago.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (8600) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
Holy christ - this is Peroni Gran Reserva under a different name. I’m not joking, I’ve got both side by side and I can’t tell the difference. Conclusion - Heller bock from SABMiller = English Strong Ale from Heineken => Neither of them are what they claim to be, they’re just mass-produced muck.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rakkasan (142) - Bresso, ITALY - JAN 6, 2010
bottle - pours amber color almost no head. Fruity aroma with hint of fuitcake, sweet flavor with a bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2009
rocky head, frothy, clear, golden to amber colour, hoppy aroma, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, strong flavour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, 0,33l bottle from Italy

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle, 330ml pasteurised from B&M, Southport. Amber with white head. A sweetish, malty aroma leads to quite a harsh, sharp alcoholic type flavour, no messing around, boiled and brutal on the palate. Some sweetness in the finish. Not particularly good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JamesTrab (16) - Matelica, ITALY - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Una birra particolare, un strano sapore di frutta (mela?), piuttosto alcolica. Sembra di bere un succo di frutta, e, sinceramente, non è che mi sia piaciuta poi molto. Prezzo: 1,70€ per una 33cl al supermarket, non è proprio pochissimo.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2009
Draught @ the James Joyce, Firenze. Pours amber, with off-white head that lasts. Aroma of sweet malts, and that with undertones of bitter fruit and caramel on the palate. Some character there, not bad.


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