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Heineken UK
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 99   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2173) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
Clear amber coloured beer wiht medium white head and lots of carbonation. Fruity malty aroma. Full palate. Finish is roaste and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
Amber coloured beer with some average carbonation and a large off-white head. Roasted malty and light fruity aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is bitter roasted, light coffee/ toffee touch. Nice balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2008
Drauhgt at JJ Cathdral Pub, Firenze, Italy. Orange/golden color, small head. Malty, nutty aroma, some citrus, some bitterness. Fruity flavor, some hops, some bubblegum. Quite discreet hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
33cl bottle. Bought Manerba , Italy: Pours amber with a off white head. Aroma is complex:, sweet malts, liquorice & fruits. Taste is also caramel & sugar with quite a noiceable alcohol burn. Sticky & not surprisingly tough to swallow!

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2007
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle at the Magic_dave6 shindig at Chris O’s.
Sim picked this one up on the last visit to Italy and we took it to Chris’s for the last tating. It never got drunk so it was still there when we went for Tom’s tasting. Thankfully I had people (drunk people) to share this with so I didn’t have to drink this to myself. Golden brown with a thin white head. Sour aroma with vegetables and a smell that I can only liken to household rubbish that is waiting to be taken out. Yum. Flavour is not quite so offensive but still far from good. Very malty, slight whiskey notes and more vegetation with the expected card and corn. Amazed at the reasonable rates this gets. I thought it was plain awful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle thanks to chris_o at chris’s hoouse. The notes are at a minimal and well quite spectacular to be honest: "Sweet dish, bloody cats, mon the maneater banter, im a legless fool im totally aff the scotch bonnets btw!"

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 7, 2007
Bottiglia da 33cl comprata alla Standa in via Cesarea; versa colore ambrato chiaro con pochissima schiuma che svanisce dopo un sorso. Aroma non molto complesso di miele e alcool, sapore decisamente alcolico con qualche nota erbacea e un buon amaro di luppoli nel finale. Non buona, ma neanche cattiva come mi aspettavo che fosse.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2007
Small offwhite lasting head. Orange body with carbonation. Light fruity malty hoppy aroma. Sweet-dryish resiny fruity hoppy taste with a firm malty backbone. Herbal notes, and some honey. Very nice. (0.5 pint draft at Mulligan’s, Milan.)

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heavy (2127) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 17, 2007
0.33 l bottle. Pours dark yellow to orange clear body with extra small head forming after pouring the beer. Aroma is very weak, malty. But flavor is quite full, pleasant, very light, exceptional. Alcohol is felt maybe just a little on tongue as sparkling. Very nice long finish, maybe just a hint bitterish after a while. Average carbonation. Very good beer, if aroma was stronger it would gain higher score.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2007
Crystal clear brown beer with a small-ish but lasting white head. Aroma is sweet and musty/malty, again sweet malt like flavour.


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