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Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottled & as a Cask seasonal at Christmas.
A richly flavoured deep copper coloured seasonal beer and Gold Medal Winner. A smooth long lasting finish with chocolate, toffee and nuts. Brewed using Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malt with Goldings, Fuggles and Northdown hops.


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1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
goozen (2727) - Leiden, - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at Winterbierfestival. Gouda: Dark golden coloured brew thats very horrible, but this beer can be bad there also good and high ratings. Maybe an re-rating if i get the hands on a bottle on a later time.


1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
leebotton (146) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Foggy dark red brown colour with a thin white head. Very cerealy black malt aroma, nothing special jumping out. Strange, almost ’green’ taste. Bottle may have been ’skunked’ as it were. Otherwise, some generic black malt flavours, not much else. A poor beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
culchiem (2314) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Ruby with a thin head. Toffee and sour nut aroma. Flavor is toasted toffee, nut with a strange fizzy ale base. Light bitter nut finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (4766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Dark brown in colour. Malt, dried fruit and caramel in the aroma. Caramel, nuts, raisins and berries in the taste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2226) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
500ml bottle from appellation wines. Hazy chestnut brown, thin white head. Toffee aromas, some nuts, caramel. Taste has more caramel sweetness, light bitter. Bit thin, but ok.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle sampled from Gouda Winterbier festival. I also think it was off. Almost no carbonation. Clear burgundy pour. Drain pour.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle sampled at Gouda Winterbier festival. It must have been off given other reviews. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chlorine, garbage and damp with a flavour just as bad. Drain poured before analyzing any further. Truly dreadful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (699) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Brown with a thin white head. Almond toffee aroma. Spruce, mild spice, and brown sugar flavours with a briny seaside note. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Pleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 26, 2012
Simply quaffable. Straight forward winter bitter. Dark and malty, slight vinous depth, figs and a little bit of smokiness. Could be a Christmas session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2465) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear red brown, creamy beige head, roasted malt and fruity aroma, chocolate, toffee, bit of fruit, watery, prolonged chocolatey aftertaste


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