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Daleside Morocco Ale

Brewed by Daleside
Style: Traditional Ale
Harrogate, England


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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ealumann (3) - ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016 does not count
Superb rich tasting dark ale. A hint of spiceness sumply makes you want more. Shame it isn’t on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1105) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Clear deep red beer with a beige head. Malty scent. Flavour is mostly malty fruit, maybe apple, and then a sourness I can’t place. Not overpowering though. It’s a hearty, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (585) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
500ml bottle from Mainsgill Farm Shop. Dark, reddish in colour, creamy ran head. Malty berry aroma, taste is sweet berries, spice and a touch of aniseed. Very tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1454) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
En fin kompleks smag af maltene, der er flere noter af forskellige krydderier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1724) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis in Ossett. Enjoyable spiced dark brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5334) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2015
Bottled. The aroma has toffee, roast, laurel, ginger. Dark brown-black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is light bitter, bit sweet, has quite some spice to it, light roast and some chcocolate. Light-medium bodied beer. ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
1st April 2015
A long overdue rate, this was a transition beer for me in to the craft beer world 10 years ago. Hazy dark amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Sweetish malts, mild cinnamon, light floralness. Dry finish. Nicely joined up for a spice beer and pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (1184) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours brown and clear. Aroma of clover and other spice, roasted malt, caramel. Taste includes malt and some fruity notes, ginger?. Medium bodied, bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.01.15. Dark brown. Beige head. Spicy and herbal aroma, with ginger and cloves. Similar taste. Well-balanced bitterness. Could have passed as a yuletide beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours reddish copper, nose is spiced, toffee, caramel, taste is similar, rich, fruity.

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