Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bottled - pasteurised. Occasionally available in the cask.
Deep amber in color with a fruity aroma which brings a complex mix of malts and mainly English hops including Fuggles and Northdown. With a hint of barley wine, it is ideal to accompany food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
27-Feb-12 (500-ml bottle)
This pleasant English ale pours a hazy, deep-copper body with a thin blanket of off-white head that fades to a dusting and thin ring. Not a whole lot of aroma going on, but it smells fairly fruity and bready with some toffee, caramel candy, and buttered toast. On the palate, the malts are medium sweet, caramely, and toasty, with complementary flavors of toffee, nuts, honey, bread, brown sugar, and a light grassiness, plus a generally fruity overtone that’s often associated with English beers. It’s medium in weight and carbonation, and there is a slight dusty dryness in the finish. Overall, easy drinking, nice flavor, and pleasant. Seems hard to hate on a beer like this, but hard to rave about either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4218) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2011
50cL bottle. Amber color. Sweet malt aroma, a touch of fruit. Flavor is full of fruit. Fruit punch but much drier, less sweet. Dry, very fruitful. For this much fruit it could use a bit of alcohol, light watery bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
Heavy malty aroma. Average, frothy, white head. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Orange body. Moderate bitter flavor. Medium palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1111) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Poured a dark copper color with lots of sediment floating around. Thin off-white head. Aroma is slightly skunky with malts and bread. Some honey as well. Taste is slighlty bitter at first with biscuit, caramel, and bread. Slightly skunky towards the finish. Aftertaste is pretty interesting, very malty with grains. Creamy too. Overall decent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6144) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
Cask at The Old Bell, Harrogate. Pours a clear deep amber with a small lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, grain and light hops. Flavour of caramel malt, light hops, some fruit and grain. Average bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2693) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2011
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Dark orange, small white head. Aroma: Wet hops, a little lactose, some good malt in there. Flavour: Tea, mild hops, lots of malt, apple and a grainy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
500ml bottle shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Clear amber-gold, smallish diminishing white frothy/creamy head. Aroma of grass, appleseed and apple. Taste of apple, caramel, roses, yeast, some alcohol - a bit of a mineral tang. Slick, light body, mild carbonation with a longish pungently floral/sweet finish .. .hard to judge the alcohol. Sweet, sticky, fairly nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (1780) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber colour with small creamy off-white mostly diminishing head. Malty aroma. Sweet flavor. Oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4740) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
bread, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
Golden brown and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Nice aroma, floral fruity, toast, faint caramel. Flavor is sweet with a nice bitter finish. Texture is creamy, dry.

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