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Brewed by Durham
Style: Old Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 (8521) - 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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (1615) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2014
Flaska (tack NordicV). Grumlig honungsfärgad öl med smutsvitt skum. Karamell, torkad frukt, alhohol och äpple i doften. Smakinslag av karamell, trä, torkad frukt, apelsinmarmelad och alkohol. Just alkoholen drar ner betyget, den är inte värmande utan väldigt påtaglig. Jag hade personligen gärna sett att flaskan inte var på 500 ml, för det blir mycket som ska ner så att säga.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aenima (264) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Heavy caramel in the aroma. The taste is rich and complex. Low carbomation. Can not feel the high alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6052) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @ Rasmus. Pours amber with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, wood, light oxidation, dark fruit. Flavor is malt, caramel, dark fruit, wood, cherries, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, light warming alcoholic finish. 240414

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber/brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, nut and a little oxydized. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, nut, sweet, wood, little oxydized, oak, marmelade and a llittle bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11277) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy orange with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark malts, dried fruit and a little oxidized. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with a little warming alcohol. Oily. 240414

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are sweet fruits, caramel, candy sugar, malt and hops. Quite sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7616) - 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 (5480) - 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 (3337) - 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 (515) - 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.


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