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Chiltern 300s Old Ale

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Brewed by Chiltern
Style: Old Ale
Aylesbury, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available filtered in bottle. Also sold as a charity beer under the name Battle Of Britain Beer.
A robust, full-flavoured, dark old ale with real depth of flavour and a long finish. A classic in the true tradition of old ales. Satisfyingly dark but not impenetrable, good body but not overpowering, with a long pleasing finish. Exceptional balance of premium malt and choice English hops, carrying the unmistakable Chiltern ‘stamp’.
The beer’s idiosyncratic name is taken from the area immediately surrounding the Brewery, known as the Three Hundreds of Aylesbury, not to be confused with the Chiltern Hundreds, which extend across the Chiltern Hills at the back of the Brewery.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (461) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Cask - clear deep amber with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of roast malt and a little dark fruit. Taste of a little roasted malt, chocolate and a light bitterness. Hints of dark fruits. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tarosama (49) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle @ Home, deep classic bitter looking colour with good amount of head. Contrast to the colour, it is very fruity and long sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
6th December 2013
Pigs Ear. Clear deep amber beer, bubbly pale tan head. Light dry palate with mild carbonation. Mild sweet lactose malts. Light dried fruits and a liitle ripe orange. Light dry finish. Pleasant and easy going.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Cask gravity at Pigs Ear 2013. It pours deep brown-amber with small beige head. The nose is earth, wood, varnish, caramel and hot cross bun. The taste is earth, wood, caramel, varnish, light candy, dried fruits and cinnamon bun with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Solid old ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (3367) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle at home as the battle of Britain ale. Chestnut copper colour thin short lived cream head. Nutty raisin aroma. Flavour is crisp apple, nutty malt. Slight dry tart a little staleness. Quite high carbonation and chalky mouth feel. Decent but a little bland.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Cask @ The White Horse Old Ale Festival. The pour’s medium amber with a tiny white head. The nose is sweet toffee, honey, some runny rum raisin. The taste is honeyed malts, sweet grain, white concord grape and marshmallow. Woody, clean finish. Slightly watery on the palate. Overall, this is a pretty ’meh’ beer. Fine, but there’s nothing here that really grabs my attention.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Cask at The White Horse Old Ale Festival, London. Pours clear ruby with a small, tan foam head - it looks great. Big bready malt nose with light toast. Light to medium sweet flavor with dried fruits, bread, toffee and a touch of tang. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry to finish with dried berries and bready malts. Alright.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20619) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Cask. Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet bready malts with some mild bitter wooden notes as well. Flavour is grassy hops, sweet malts and mild dry dark fruityness. A quite hoppy and bitter old ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
Purchased bottle directly from the chiltern brewery in wendover. Pours a clear amber, with a tan head. light aroma of fruit and raisins. taste is all liquorice and fruit, with a long finish (cherry), some light bitterness (balance is very good). nice enough, but not particularly interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2011 Cask conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton An amber coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is bready and nutty with fruity notes. This is pretty much replicated in the mouth where there are bitter notes also. A pretty tasty beer although not your typical Old Ale that’s for sure. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Average becomes 3.6


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