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Brewed by Durham
Style: Old Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Origin A strong beer which was usually kept in the wood for long periods. Large amounts of malt produced a sweetish beer at the beginning, but prolonged maturation developed a drier, more complex ale. Tasting Notes Brewed December 2010, and properly aged as an old ale should be, this ruby strong ale has a complex malt character and nutty Fuggles hops. Hints of marmalade and caramel are topped by sherry notes. A very limited edition. We are planning to brew it again for next winter.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, - MAR 1, 2013
(bottle) Hazy, copper to dark amber colour with a mid-sized tanned foamy head. Dark malty and mildly toasted malty aroma with fruity notes of red berries and strawberries, accompanied by hints of caramel and a delicately anise spicy touch. Sweet and moderately bitter flavour, quite full bodied with a calm carbonation. Almost a bit molassy dark malt-character with notes of caramel, berry-fruits and spices; sweet-bitter malt-accented and moderately fruity finish with an obvious alcohol presence which harms the positive impression a bit. 01.III.13


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, leicht schokoladig, holzig, bitter. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht getreidig, fruchtig, alkoholisch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
50cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, thx to kraddel for sharing!, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly alcoholic/woody, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
Bit gusher Pours unclear brown?orange, small white head Smell is sweet grains, some honey Taste is honey, sweet grains, very light bitter touch . Very intense honey though , but still natural . Not my favourite ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (357) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle dark cloudy amber color with nice tan head. Aroma is malts caramel and some alcohol. Taste is malts with some dried fruits. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some caramel. Nice winterbeer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Brown color with a medium sized off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of alcohol, caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Flavor is very sweet with caramel malt, toffee and alcohol. Medium to full body, sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is quite smooth. Not bad, but too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1073) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Gedronken met dutchdrebus, joes en benzai, bruine kleur, ruikt en smaakt houtig, alcohol, sterke drank, mout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear dark amber to red color with a medium sized beige head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma has malts, lightly raisins, overripe fruits. Taste light to moderately malty, alcohol, almond, raisins, slightly bitter towards the end. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3469) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. Clear dark amber to red colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells oak, malts, sweet, alcohol, raisin. Tastes raisins, sweet, some hops, slightly roasty, almond. Full body, soft carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1483) - FINLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Pours hazy copper. Aroma is malt, caramel and wood. Flavour is malty, dark fruity, caramel and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2013
Bottled. Brewed december 2011. Reddish amber color. Toffee and red berries in the almost vinous aroma. Malty sweet, vinous slightly alcoholic flavor with red berries, toffee and butter. Sweet and sticky, but well matured and complex brew.


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