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

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available Bottle Conditioned.

A dark Winter Warmer normally produced between October and March but occasionally brewed for beer festivals at other times of the year.

Colour: Amber
Nose: Barley Wine aroma, Estery
Taste: Smooth & bitter with a barley wine taste
Hops: Target & Challenger
Malt: Pale, Chocolate & invert sugar


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1849) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Cask@Devonshire Arms, Burton. Dark amber beer with a small head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is malty, caramel and a touch of alcohol warmth. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Caramel infused fruitcake aroma. Swampy tan appearance. Mixes the usual caramel sweetness with a tart rock candy flavor. Also moderately bitter for this style. Too light on the body. Not the best example of a strong, casked bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3064) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark amber color with a small light tan head. The nose has notes of spiced cake, light caramel, and dried fruit. The flavor mirrors the nose with lighter fruity notes and a touch of tartness that I can’t quite place. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Brown with a medium head. Malty with a medium body. Well banced and bottled. All round rather nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3404) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
500 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Taste is malt, apples, grapes, yeast, caramel, and florals. Interesting dry finish. Good.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Sampled from a 19 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark toffee color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tart and sour Pez. The flavor was dry, tart and sour Pez, chalk and had a medicinal presence. Long dry, tart, medicinal, Pez finish. Somewhat overcarbonated and thin. Pretty awful.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012
500, capped. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a sudsy tan head. Big treacly fruitcake nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Treacly fruitcake mid palate. Mild sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2007) - USA - SEP 8, 2012
Funny label and a super foamy pour. The aroma is light and bit fruity, with apple and yeast. A pretty mellow but still tasty ale. Complex, with yeast, lime, and crackers. Good, but not lovable.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matt7215 (2167) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 500ml bottle from knightly spirits. FL VC #10. huge exploding off white head over a clear amber body. huge bret bomb nose. lovely flowery, bretty funky. the flavour is lightly fruity, with complex malt and an insanely dry finish. ORVAL CLONE. fuckin perfect!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gary (1369) - chill and boost, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 (Bottled) Ive liked Burton Bridge since I started drinking real ale -long before the micro boom thing in the UK, they were making innovative beers -like at one time they were produced pretty much the only thing that could be considered a Double/IPA in the UK. this beer is some funky ass brew . reading some other raters reviews -Orval is mentioned and I would agree with that sentiment . there is a kinda texture and flavour to this beer that makes me visualise flowery hops with bacteria covered over them. I get tart brett and spice , nutty malts and more funk . this could well be infected , but whatever it is its really pleasant .


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