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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4284) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle 50 cl, Westholme Stores. Pours murky orange amber with a small bubbly/creamy beige head leaving lace. Aroma is caramel, sweet malty, bready, fruity Flavor is sweet, fruity, apples, pears, piny and bitter. Finishes longlived bitter with a fruity touch.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle,11C. Almost clear orange with a white head. Aroma of orange blossoms, earth, caramel, lemon, alcohol. Slightly sweet with biscuit, caramel, peach, then quite earthy bitterness and a dry finish with some wood notes. A little too much carbonation, but perhaps that’s part of the Belgian influence on what remains a very English beer. Lots to like, but the alcohol sticks out too much.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
superflyguy (433) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
a little disappointed by this. i thought it was a bit on the tart side and didn’t really have much in the way of a hop profile. maybe i got a duff bottle not up to the usual durham high standards.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9895) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 15, 2011
Bottle: Deep golden, hazy, orangey sheen, small off-white foamy layer; moderate sweetish and woody-caramelly nose, supprted by hints of vanilla; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, very soft; slightly lingering woody and sweet-lemony finish. Really good.....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9151) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
(bottle) Cloudy, golden to amber colour with a loose medium-sized foamy off-white head. Sweet (cara-)malty aroma with sour-fruity notes of grapefruit and a slightly herbal hoppy touch. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a calm carbonation. Cara-malty and slightly citric taste with notes of herbal and woody hops; moderately dry bitter-sweet finish with woody and slightly fruity hops and and vanilla in the aftertaste. A balanced Ale. 09.III.11

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2050) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Great beer. Aromas of grain, caramel, and notes of citrus and alcohol. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty weakness hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hopp bitter flavor citrus hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish .

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
50 cl bottle at Haktet, Göteborg. On February 5, 2011
BB June 2013
Clear copper color, smallish white head. Sweet, alcohol, cheeze scent. Mild, hoppy, grainy, alcohol taste. Grainy aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011
Strong carbonation misty gold pour aroma citrus grain flavour resinous sweet grain orange citric peel bitter earthy touch grapefruit fairly smooth alefinish fruity sweet taste lasts a short while

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cloudy amber with lacing on the glass. Large slightly off white head. Aroma of fruity malt. tastes of fruit hops and malt. Strong and slightly carbonated.


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