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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle Conditioned. Also available occasionally in the cask as Magnificat.
Our interpretation of an India Pale Ale. Not too bitter with extra aroma hops for interest.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Challenger, Target, Columbus, Golding and Saaz hops.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Amber with a thin white head; rather muted, gentle aroma, piney, citrus, and spicy; full bodied and hoppy from the start, quite spritzy in the mouth, with a rough, woody flavour; and a rather nettley finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1970) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
280912. Bottle at salhojankadun pub, tampere. Pours hazy golden with a nice head. Aroma citrusy hops, fruits, spices. Fruity sweet taste. Hoppy for an english beer. Not Bad.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle at Delirium Café. Pours dark copper with a creamy 3 finger white head. Aroma is very floral/perfumey. Med body. Flavor is very floral with some light fruit. But it comes out bitter in the finish!!! To f------ die for. Brillliant ale!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Pillowey head. Quite a perfumed taste. Rather unusual in that the taste is not orangey, lemoney or grapefruit. I prefer other Durham bottle-conditioned beers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (4791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Black Door, 20120831) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head was medium sized, white and long lasting. Aroma had grass, malts and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grain, malts, grass, alcohol and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, boozy and bitter. Not a very pleasant brew but had nice grain flavour and decent grassy hop aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Drunk at Cotteridge Wines very very good beer sampling party. Their version of an IPA is not really a version that I would bother with again. Beause it’s not an IPA. Who says it is? I’m not sure. Does anyone? Not me. I don’t. Do you?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3913) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clear gold, no head. This struck me as more of a Golden than a IPA. Hops are more backgroundish, rather than being the main feature. Smooth, easy drinking yes, but in this case easy drining means that the tongue is not stunned by overt hop content. Certainly pleasant, but not a show stopper.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (967) - ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle. Hazy deep amber gold with a thick cream head. Initial nose is musty wheat with hints of orange peel and marmalade. Taste is orangey, with a hint of warming alcohol, sweet maltiness and a nice long warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
50cl from Beer City, BB 04-2014. Couleur léger dorée/orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme, reste assez faible, je ne note pas trop venant de la mousse, laissant plus un bouquet de ces houblons européens pour une pointe fruitée citronnée légère et herbacée. Palais, houblonnée léger épice sur notes de grains, faible ajout des houblons US laissant une faible note fruitée, laissant plus l’accent sur une amertume noble. Manque de convaincre pour une IPA, gardant plus cette approche très anglaise. Pas mauvaise, mais une meilleure approche aux niveau des houblons aurait été appréciée.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Clear gold beer. Light dry palate. Very low carbonation. Sweet malt reasonably well balanced with some light hop. Decent flavour but ultimately flat and thus a bit boring.


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