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Daleside Morocco Ale

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Brewed by Daleside
Style: Traditional Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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"


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4820) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (538) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1744) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6179) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (4360) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle from SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; dark coca cola brown pour with a bubbly tan head, malt and caramel aroma, taste has winter fruits, nut, caramalts, hint of spice ok.

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   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2230) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7732) - 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.

2.8
   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.


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