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Daleside Morocco Ale

Brewed by Daleside
Style: Traditional Ale
Harrogate, England


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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This is a very dark, rich and mysterious ale brewed to an ancient recipe dating back to Elizabethan times. Full bodied, malty with spicy overtones this complex beer is only brewed occasionally. Enjoy a bottle as the perfect end to a perfect meal.
The recipe for Morocco Ale is believed to date from Elizabethan times. Colonel John Grahme of Levens was a courtier to James II and the name ’Morocco Ale’ may have been associated with the dark Moors who came to the court when Catherine of Breganza married Charles II and brought Tangiers as part of her dowry.
Every May-time until 1877, the unique, dark, spiced Morocco Ale, matured for 21 years, was served at a great feast held in Levens Gardens. The guests were required to stand on one leg and empty in a draught a tall constable glass filled with ’Morocco’ whilst pledging to the ancient house "Luck to Levens whilst t’Kent flows"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
220314: Clear brown ale with fine white foam. Sweet and spicy flavor with lots of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1765) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Froch v groves b9. Brown colour ok head. Malty fruity aroma. Taste is same nice sweet malts light bitterness. Medium body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. High creamy fluffy off-white lasting head. Clear very dark brown body. Sweet roasted malt ginger aroma. Heavy ginger pepper roasted malt caramel flavor. High carbonation. Long bitter finish. Alcohol level just right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ourkid (4) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
It’s a beer for winter. Dark, sticky malty taste with spicy background. Not something you’d want to drink a lot of but an interesting beer to finish a meal with.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (439) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Used to love this, but is not as spicy/ gingery as I remember. All smells/ tastes rather artificial .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JonnyConga (102) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Smelt of ginger and burnt fruit. Tasted about the same. Couldn't finish a pint - left half. The worst beer I've had in ages. Would never drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1581) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Aroma: Roasty with some dark chocolate, graham cracker and very light woody spice with fig. Appearance: Reddish brown with a bubbly bone head. Flavor: Nutty, chocolate, graham cracker; complex and malty. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Interesting beer that I’d like to try again one day with a fresher palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3088) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear dark brown, medium creamy beige head, aniseed, spicy aroma, no lacing, complex malty spicy flavour, oily texture, not one that can be knocked back quickly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Cask at the Argyll Arms, Nicholson’s - London. Pours clear ruby with a fine, foamy beige head. The aroma holds brown bread, stewed berries and wintery spices. Medium seeet flavor with toasty bread, earthy bitterness, mild caramel, dried berris, nutmeg. Medium bodied withfine carbonation. Toasty sugar finish, more bready malts, fruitcake, apple, plum, fig, nutmeg, cinnamon. Not bad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huka (1) - ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
best bitter of the week for me. blown away with the taste. would preferred it to be slightly lighter. Hey, why we worry with the appearance just sit back and enjoy this beauty

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