Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Bottle. Deep amber body. Medium white head. Juicy malt, tangerine, dusty hops, bubblegum, fruity. Sweetish. Dry finish. Well carbonated. Okay. Yes, there is some barley wine here. 6 3 6 3 12 ### Bottle. Deep amber to copper body. Thin white head that doesn’t last long. Nose is juicy malt of good quality and ref fruit predominantly. Undercurrents are lots of white sherbet and a hint of lemon. Nuts and biscuits towards the finish. Sweet. Crisp dry finish on the palate. Like a Yorkshire version of Fuller’s ESB, although not as good. Tasted fresh. 7 3 6 3 13

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
9th July 2010: Brown 500ml bottle, best before the end of June 2010, drank a week too late then! Poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ vase shapped pint glass: Lovely true amber body with an off-white coloured creamy head. Plenty of lacing as the beer receded down the glass. The aroma was mostly of malts, with some hop undertones. The taste was a good blend of malts and hops, malts foremost, with a hop bitterness appearing later in the mouthfeel. A word I rarely use in beer terms: ’smooth’ finish and a polished, well produced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3059) - 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 (4358) - 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 (1167) - 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 (7268) - 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 (2911) - 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 (6376) - 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 (2008) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber colour with small creamy off-white mostly diminishing head. Malty aroma. Sweet flavor. Oily palate.

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