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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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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt and lots of hops. Good long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14126) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009. Gold, lasting thin off white head. Interesting strong English blond. Pretty tasty. Some lemon, rose petal flavour. Pretty good to be honest. Bit of earthyness on the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13798) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, 6.5%. Mild, refreshing hop aroma, soft fruit, mango and the like. Hazy golden colour. Good stable white head, slightly creamy. The flavour is nicely malty and hop spicy. A little on the sweet side for an English IPA, but good. Refreshing, citrus-like bitterness, quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled 500ml @Beer Hunters
Slightly hazy golden-amber color, good creamy white head. Fruity hoppyness in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Grapefruity kind of grainy maltyness. Long lingering grapefruity aftertatse. English IPA with American twist.

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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11252) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a pale orange with a big foamy white head. Aroma is ligtly sweet, but with quite a lot of woody hops. Creamy mouthfeel and low carbonated. Taste is round, sweet, malty, but finishes quite bitter with a nice flowery, oaky and beechy edge.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle. BB jan06. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and nice hoppy aroma. Delicate bitter flavor, very nice long bitter finish. Creamy almost syruply palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Cask, Conditioned at The Royal Oak, Wantage. Gold with white head. Quite a sweetish, despite the above description, hopped beer with a citrus orange character. Light malts and very decent and drinkable for a higher ABV beer. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Golden, with a nice head. The aroma has fruity, hoppy, caramel and alcohol notes, and I find the same in the flavour, that has a lot of fruit notes. The finish is nice and bitter. The alcohol is a bit too dominant IMO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear amber colour with a little stable foam; dynamic aroma showing bitter almonds, yeast and grapefruit; highly carbonated; solidly malty with a robust bitterness; dry and long hoppy fruity finish - a nice one


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