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


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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1336) - Brentford, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4831) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8019) - , 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10020) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Hazy orange. Small head leaves little lace. Nose is funky and a bit sour--an interesting surprise. I could imagine the original IPAs, after taking the journey around Africa, would pick up some extra microflora. Very nice actually, citric and complex. Body is light and carbonation mild. Earthy bitterness in the finish doesn’t quite work w/ the sour sort of saison character this beer has over all but the hop aroma does. A slight miscue maybe but a nice beer regardless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2010
An interesting beer. Very bitter and sour and spicey. Quite a cloudy ale. Poured from bottle into a CAMRA pint glass. I find this is an odd style. Sour meets bitter. Hmm. I guess it could work. The spices are a bit too much for me but this is a good beer. Thoroughly interesting beer but not my kind. Not too sure on how old this style is as it tastes very much different to both Crown and Calcutta IPA’s I’ve consumed last year. It tastes more like an old ale than an IPA. Wondering if mine is off.

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