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


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Cask pull at The Map Room, Chicago. Brassy brown color with a thin but bubbly head. The smell betrays little of whatever is concealed within, just a thin (that word again) hint of crystal malt. The taste tells all, however. The fruitiness of a nice long warm ferment, some caramel malt with a bit of toffees, apples and grapes. A warm alky burn that’s somehow gentle at the same time. Some pretense of sherry, back by floral or fuity hops. Difficult for the novice, but fascinating to beer geekdom.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2007
Cask conditioned - handpump - Derby Winterfest 07. A copper coloured beer. The aroma has alcohol in abundance together with cream. It is quite sweet in the nose and almost sickly. The taste is thick and smooth. It is fruity and alcoholic. Touches of vanilla and very tasty. Just need to improve the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle. Bright nut-brown. No head. Taste and aroma is of old beer - meaning portwine, wet paper, cellar and some slight caramel. Flavor is quite thin and a bit watery with a light finishing bitterness. No carbonation at all
I had a Carlsberg Easter brew from 1964 the other day and it was pretty much the same flavor. If you’re into old beer this may be for you, but I must admit that I prefer my beer fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2006
Cask Conditioned at the Royal Standard, Wooburn Common. Pale copper colour. Alcoholic, fruity and sweet aroma. Flavour is sweet fruit, syrupy with lots of alcohol upfront. Notes of raisin, plum and a hot alcohol finish. Drinks extremely easy for a beer of it’s alcohol content. Quite amazing beer, almost perfect for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 15, 2006
Cask at Helsinki beer festival 2006. Copper color. Oily and thick aroma with toffee and tropical fruit marmelade. Heavy, bitter-sweet flavor and finish with fruity marmelade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2006
Cask. Dark golden colour, not much head. Alcohol, fruit and berries in aroma. Strong alcohol and fruit in flavour. Quite extreme for being a cask ale, but then again very pleasant. Good beer to have if you sit down and have a chat with friends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
Copper-golden color, small off-white head. Slightly alcoholic, berry-like aroma. Sweetish, even sugary ale with fruity notes. Very long, alcoholic bitter aftertaste. Berry also there. Cask ale to sip, slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
(Cask@HBF2006) Slightly hazy amber with a small, big-bubbly head. Fruity, slightly alcoholic aroma with toffee hints. Fruity, sweetish, grainy-malty, slightly alcoholic and acidic flavor. Medium-bodied, quite carbonated palate with somewhat burning alcohol. A reasonably tasty, but alcoholic ale. Too strong for the body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4654) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
Cask@Burton Winter Beer Festival 2006. Amber beer with a malty and winey aroma, and a rich, sweet and dry flavour. Overall a plain strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2002 Amber mid brown coloured and extremely strong in alcohol. Fruity flavours and a warming malt finish.

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