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

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RATINGS: 343   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4013) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is caramel, flowery, yeasty, spicy. Flavour is caramel, candy sugar, fruits and yeast. Odd being an English strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
First thing I notice when pouring it is the very fragrant aroma. Most definitely English hops, which have more of a "sweet" aroma than the traditional Left Coast hops we see here in the USA. Nice tight white head. Smallish in size. Orange body. Very clear body considering it’s filtered. First thing that comes to mind when taking a sip is black licorice, but there’s a hoppy finish to it. Average body for an IPA. Interesting to try, but won’t necessarily add it to me "have again" list due to price (abt $7/500ml)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1912) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle. Pour is amber in color and overly carbonated with tons of soapy head. Aroma bubblegum and malt (very mild). Taste hops and malt, I find it very mild (juicyfruit). Palate is full of carbonation and a dry finish. This one was not what I was expecting. Good brew just not what I was expecting!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was a few fingers high and yellowish with good retention and lacing. Smelled of musty corners, pale malt, flower blossom and citrusy candy. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Flavor followed the aroma pretty closely with the addition of dilute apple cider.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1397) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2011 (500ml bottle) Somewhat like a English Doubble IPA , but with some pungent brett like notes, esp in the nose. Hoppiness and (intended -or un?) funk unites very well here. When I drink a beer from Burton Bridge im usually struck with 1) some innovation & creativity . 2) Complexity and interest. I would like to reflect on this of cask in the near future.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4965) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2010
This dingy golden beer has a small layer of off white suds. Some nice cinnamon spice in the aroma. A bit of yeast. That spice also comes out in the taste with nice gentle fruit and light bitterness. Hops are complex and delightful. Some alcohol warming. A well brewed beer that was enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Light amber pour in the glass with a very thick head. Nose and taste is bitter hops. Rated 9/28/2000

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10325) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from the Real Ale Shop, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk. Orange amber with white head. Plenty of beery aroma on opening which then goes into a particularly drying bitterness with lots of hop character, well defined for a beer aged by 4 years. Spiciness in the hop, full enough without dominating. Really quite decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2010
(19 oz bottle). Pours orange with a massive of-white head. Hazy. Initial aroma was sour, but now getting some spice and floral notes along with some caramel. Nice balance of bitter and malt sweetness. There is a hint of sourness which is unexpected and the alcohol is not well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Cloudy orage pour with light tan head that was monsterous. Aroma was funky sour? Spicy flavor, a bit sour. Hop flavor comes out in aftertaste. A little dry in the finish. Mild carbonation. I saw on the label it said IPA, read on this site it was a Strong, tated to me like a sour. It was good and that is what matters the most to me.


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