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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SheffieldSteel (114) - St Nikolai im Sausal, - JAN 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours small white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, with biscuit also present. Complex. Colour copper. Taste is dark fruit, plums with some mildly sweet vanilla in there too. Not particularly malty but pronounced hoppy notes in the bitter finish. Enjoyed this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (642) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Clear dark golden, white head and lacing. Subdued aroma of.bitter fruits. Sweet in taste, with soft bitterness. A bit metallic.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 Bottle from Booth’s. Slim-capped amber bronze. Aroma of faint resins, stewed fruits, toffee. Dull, soft-bodied ,malty beast with herbal hop, caramel and mildly tongue-numbing alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 281012. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with fruit and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2012
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter Sweet finish. 170612

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, 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

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3480) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3033) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4117) - 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.


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