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


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cask: Occasional.
Old Ale
Originally brewed for the now defunct Thomas Sykes pub in Burton on Trent
Ingredients: Pale malt; invert sugar; Target hops
Colour: Straw. Nose: Almost sherry esters. Taste: Very warming, winey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3052) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2010
Cask gravity at the Dudley Winter Beer festival. Pours amber with no head. Aroma was sweet and spiced dark fruit with some alcohol and mint. Sweet start, with Christmas cake fruit and spice to start. Some spice on the finish with warming alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 Gravity cask at Wandsworth Halloween Beer Festival, 2010. Pours a rich, ruby-amber with a faint, filmy head. Aroma is rife with alcohol, along with some malts and light fruits. More booze in the flavor, with some nice sweetness in the forms of caramel and honey coming through. Medium to full in body with light carbonation and plenty of warmth. Finishes with lingering alcohol and some caramel maltiness. If you straight up love the taste and feel of alcohol this beer will get your juices flowing. (3.5)

Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting - East Croydon. Huge thanks to Paul for sharing this beer, which was a vintage c. late 1970s. Pours mostly clear amber with a fine, white cream head. Nose of spruce, wood and aged fruits. Medium sweet flavor with notes of honey and lightly tangy fruits. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet finish with more tangy and subtly juicy fruits, some dry wood. Good stuff. Has aged very, very well. Certainly better than the fresh example I had previously. (3.8)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
Gravity Cask, Wandsworth Halloween Beer Festival 2010. Labelled under Thomas Sykes 3p. Not sure where the 3p is from but if that should be a new entry than please merge. White lacing; amber-hazy colour, flowery, typical sulphuric Burton water aroma, barely and grapefruit. Taste is Peaches, grapefruit, very bitter, sweet malts, caramel, berries, barnyardy flavour, stringent doughy yeast, epicly full bodied and a dry and berry-like finish. Finish is quite long and this is incredibly hard to drink quickly. A proper barely wine. Drunk way too quickly which I regretted later on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Pours dark amber with small off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma of alcohol, fruits, caramel, sweet and a bit like red wine. Flavor is lovely fruity and sweet, alcohol definately, full bodied and lean like velvet. Palate feel is perry velvety and full bodied. Finishes sweet perry to start with turning to a biting tart bitter hoppy long lived (still there after 5 minutes) aftertaste. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Staffordshire Beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 6/10/10. Reddish amber in colour with no head. Sweet, toffee and red fruit aroma, with some alcohol evident. Flavour was very sweet, with red currant jelly, crystallised oranges and jam, before a burning alcohol finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2010
13th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear amber beer. No real head - a few lonsome bubbles! Dry palate. Brandyish toffee with some orange marmalade. Some alcohol heat in the finish. A full flavoured beer but nontheless lacks something. Just needs another dimension to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
Cask at the 2nd Annual Winking Lizard Real Ale Fest on 3/27/10. Clear orange pour with a thin off-white head. Very English malt and hop aroma with some caramel and a bit of candy-like character. English malt with candy sweetness and a bready finish. Not my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
Cask at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington, DC. Golden color, 3-bubble head, great lacing. Aroma of caramel and pears. Taste is very smooth, sort of like a mild, with a subtle bitter edge. Brings back memories of the pubs of Norwich. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2010. Orange colour. Some decent citrus, crystallised fruit which is quite nice. That is really drinkable. Bit of heat on end. Bit hot. Good crystallised fruits though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1838) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2010
Cask - White Cliffs Festival 2010, Dover. Clear, coppery brown with a fine, bubbly off-white head. Strong and the alcohol’s there on the nose coming through with peach and pear drops. Brown sugar, pear drops and dried fruits comprise the flavour profile. Heat on the palate with a slight sting. Thick and lingering on the tongue with a dry, fruity bitterness.

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