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Brewed by Daleside
Style: English Strong Ale
Harrogate, England

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Pernille's rating

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, - JUL 30, 2005
Aroma made me squinch. Thin, skunky flavor. Bitter, but unpleasant. Okay lacing though.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Fruity aroma. Deep copper colour with good head. Strong malt up front with smooth citrus finish. Medium to heavy body with low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3763) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Clear amber with a small head. With an initial tangy fizz in the palate it has a mix of fruits and caramel sweetness followed by a bitterness. Fairly complex like the description suggests.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (788) - 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 (7142) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SheffieldSteel (114) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - 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

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 (1374) - 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 (10904) - 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 (1490) - 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 (3642) - 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.


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