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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 122   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1729) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 2, 2013
50cl bottle @Delrium Cafe, Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Fruity, peachy, herbal and fresh aromas. Pours golden, little hazy, with nice white head, creamy, frothy, good lacing. Light body, a bit oily in texture, average carbonation. Taste is fruity, smooth,mild bitter. Balanced. Some liquorice aftertaste and some more bitterness. Nice and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Floral hoppy nose. Great hoppy flavour. Orangey citrus. Minor caramel. Lots of bitterness. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
St. Cuthburt pours a sparkly, bright orange copperish body with a foamy off white head. Lovely carbonation with some spotty lacing and a overly unimpressive head. The nose is fruity and lightly hopped with a light breasdy malt and a fuzzy peach esque note. A hint of white sugar and light citrus. The taste is sweet and lightly malted with an overly fruity taste. Very subtle notes of lemon, grass, wheat, apricot and peach. Nothing in the taste compares to the nose. A nice, crisp finish with a light hop. St. Cuthbert has a medium body with some soft carbonation and a light subtle aftertaste of bitter hops. This is an okay brew, but nothing comparable to an IPA. The peachy sweet taste is lovely, but it is missing all the bitterness and hop character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1469) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, grass, grapefruit and hops. A bit thin body, mostly hops. Nice, experimental IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1394) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle conditioned. Pours a loose white head and an orangey gold body. Citrus, orange, peppery, fruity, pine. Bittersweet. Long bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1363) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
Sweet malt hop aroma with spices. Murky yellow colour with great head and lacing. Spicy malt hop flavour with cirriander. Smooth palate.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in December 2005. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Very slight aroma of dusty hops but difficult to detect much else - despite the 6.5%! Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a weak base which lacked both in body and complexity of flavours. There is a sweet golden syrup component but this is short lived. Aftertaste suffers from the same general malaise and hops can hardly be detected. Finish is sweet and thin with a faint alcoholic whiff. A poor Strong Ale and tasted far weaker than the 6.5% its meant to be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
A - citrus and malt A - mid gold, slightly hazy with thin head T - light sweet with full strong bitter P - mid and soft O - decent, but not great

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2004
Bottled. Came out the bottle fighting, hazy caramel body with lively carbonation resulting in a large cloudy head that settled to wispy white. Yeasty aroma with emerging hoppiness. Short sweet maltiness overtaken by crunching hops and a rasping citric finish. Very drinkable for a 6.5% ale. Another first rate Durham ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1227) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
500ml Bottle - NIce golden copper body with a medium fluffy white head with a little retention and lacing. Lots of fruit in the aroma: passion fruit, grapefruit, citrus in general. Creamy palate with some noticeable carbonation. The flavour is a repeat of the aroma but with a nice bitter finish and quite prominent alcohol. Quite good.


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