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Burton Bridge Empire Ale

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Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: English Strong Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England

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common

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned. Has appeared in cask as a special.

Light in color, strong and heavily hopped.

Colour: Pale
Nose: Strong hoppy aroma
Taste: Very bitter beer
Hops: Challenger with Styrian used as a late copper hop
Malt: Pale & Invert sugar No.2


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Hazy medium amber with dots of sediment, a generous head that sticks around, foamy lace that slowly slides back into the drink. Taste is a steady sour malt with light hop bittering. Taste moves smoothly through the palate to a distinctly sour finish. Not at all what I expected, but does go well with food (Taco Bell tonight). Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (910) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Golden amber colour, foam white head and aroma of malt, orangey, lemon rind, yeast, sourish. Taste is malt caramel with fruity orange marmalade notes and a sourish bitterness through to the finish. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, well carbonated. Went well with a curry, very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1378) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle, Mass in Mills, Matlock Bath. Exceptionally lively foamy pour, with a hazy amber colour. Yeasty and acidic aroma, lots of apple and gooseberry in the flavour, almost stinging on the inside of the mouth. Has Belgian sour characteristics, which I doubt are right, becomes quite sweet and sticky, with some orange and kiwi flavours. Odd......

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foyle (190) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: billowy 3" off white head settles very slowly with much lacing. Cloudy golden appearance. Aroma: Floral and earthy hops, toasted grain Mouthfeel: medium and a bit sticky with a semi-dry finish Flavor: spicy hop presence with a sweet malt backbone. Somewhat astringent and a bit of a cough syrup flavor. Overall: good but not great. Glad I tried this but I doubt I would buy it again at $6 for one bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1233) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
500ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Massive foamy top over a very cloudy orange-yellow beer. The lemon-rind aroma can be sensed from at least a foot away. The first swallow is gristly and fruity, but with an odd sourness to it that I didn’t care for. A little over rated for mine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Excellent ipa out of burton. Really fruity and flavorful. Pours golden yellow and has a nice head. Love it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 4, 2012
Poors gold-orange with NIL foam head and almost no corbonation. This brew smells like a strong cider. Which is quite wrong for a beer because it is linked to apple like aromas = ethyl acetate so from a fermentation or lagering issues... Taste is poor, a bit malty, alcoholic with aftertaste bitterness. The beer is desperately flat and boring.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle, must have been an old one, it poured hazy, some of the yeastys got in there, the aroma was of a sour beer funk, it was barnyard, there was some hops that came through but it was a bit off, harsh finish, overall it was okay, definitely will give it another chance in the future

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SheffieldSteel (114) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - SEP 27, 2012
500ml bottle.Aroma of orange peel and of course hops, hops and more. Some ginger too. Pours a hazy gold with tiny 1mm white head. Initial taste is very rich almondy hop with medium bitterness. Aftertaste lingering and hoppy. A masterpiece! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Caramel, fruit, and a little funk in the aroma, almost like a Belgian yeast. A little bit of a sweet and sour flavor, almost like a sour ale, followed by a spicy, fruity, bitter finish. Not what I expected, but still good.


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