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


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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottle Conditioned. Has appeared in cask as a special.
Previously known as Empire Ale.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ home. [ As Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale ].
Clear light sparkling, medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, light to moderate yeasty, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy fruity sweet and burnt malt + peel bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to lively, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20091001]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle, Burton india empire pale ale. Pours hazy orange with no head. Light fruity and mild soapy hops aroma. Medium sweet initial flavour with a solid hops bitterness. Light spiced hoppy flavour too. Goes into a dry and spiced hops flavoured finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2004
[At Fete de la Biere 2004, Lausanne] An orange beer with absolutely no head. The aroma is of oranges and hops. The flavor is strong of oranges and with very distinct notes of alcohol, that gives the warmth on an already hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a pretty, clear amber with a small, creamy, off-white head, Fat malt aroma with a wee touch of citrus. Medium-bodied with lightly sulphurous malt accents, some nuts and a rather dominant alcohol. Brutal bitterness in the finish. Not pleasant. 291006

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a creamy off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, fruits and hops. Flavour of fruits, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23228) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled. Pale amber colour, small white head, which leaves some lace. Aroma is berries, caramel, some floral and resiny notes. Flavour is crisp toffeeish and biscuity notes along with some berries. Some slight alcohol sweetness to it as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (21769) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
Pale amber. Thick, malty and bitter, but unfortunately also sourish like a failed lambic. (Two different bottles sampled)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
26th February 2010
Hazy amber beer, thick frothy white head. Softish and semi dry palate. Bittering hop with a metallic edge but it’s not unpleasant. Dry bubblegum and malt underneath that carries through to the semi crisp and semi dry finish. Decent and a little off the beaten track.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
Light amber color - orange; creamy head. Nice hop aroma, dry, black pepper. Strong body, malty enough, a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15650) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2007
500ml bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Hazy mid brown colour with lasting beige head. Good fruits and malt aroma. Dry malts in mouth, earthy hops throughout. Quite toffeeish. Some grapefruit. Rounded in mouth. Quite lovely hop on end. Quite a good toffee hop mix. Been looking for this for some time and I love the label. A little disappointed, expected more hop maybe.

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