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Heineken UK
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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (9618) - 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 (1247) - 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 (10653) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Had this in Italy. Pours dark yellow with thin head. Mainly malt aroma and flavor. More flavor than the rest of the poop I had in Italy.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Draught, Kitsch, Firenze. €4 for a 250ml plastic cup. Is it because I is English? Everybody else seems to have got a glass. Bright, steadily fizzing gold with a tight collar and ornate lace. Sweetcorn, grass, slight banana aroma. Notes of burning plastic, grass, watery cake and marzipan, spiritous syrupy burn, some candy cigarettes, white sugar, big dunk of card. It burnsies. Quite harsh, a little fruity and cakey like a (rough) BW mingled with Special Brew. Drinkable, unrefined, tastes way over the ABV. Tough going towards the bottom of the cup, pretty glad I only had a piccola.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrGGen (312) - ITALY - AUG 3, 2009
Colore rosso ramato,schiuma buona e tutto sommato persistente.Aroma mieloso e decisamente alcoolico.Sapore alcoolico(anche troppo peraltro)e erbaceo.Finale luppolato.Diciamo che ad essere generosi si può definire potabile. Anche se con lo strano abbinamento gastronomico di oggi(una fetta di cima con ratatouille di contorno)non mi è del tutto spiaciuta.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2009
This stuff is all over central Italy. Thin palate. Low carbonation. A little sweet. Dark yellow, lots of malt, minimal roasted flavor. Easy enough to drink, and a nice change from the cheap lagers I was finding everywhere.


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