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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 121   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Orange coloured. Very hoppy aroma. Hoppy and bitter. A nice and fresh thirst quencher.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a nice but moslty diminishing off white head. Aroma dominated by malt, but with hoppy notes. Nice hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
Clear blonde covered by a sticky white lasting cover, hugely effervescent looks. A fresh aroma that blends floral, grainy and herbal notes. A bit straightforward and despite the aroma’s apparent freshness, it does not keep up in mouth and this feels unusual for Durham. Perfumey, mineral, fruity palate with a firm bitterness in the finish – lilac and citrus fruits. Medium bodied and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (1877) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle from Drink of Fulham. Cloudy orange pour with a white head that doesn’t stick around for long. Floral nose with hints of caramel, citrus and light hops. Flavours of orange marmalade, pineapple, caramel, banana, cloves. Quite fruity. Sharp hop burst in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
Good quality malt aroma. hazy copper colour with a thin head and lace. Aroma has fruity hints. Astringent flavour with bitter malt. Almost Belgian like in style. Bitter hop with subtle fruits, tangy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (523) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15493) - 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 .

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
500ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with a small white head and thin lacing. Aroma is earthy and citrusy. Taste is earthy and citrus hoppy bitterness with some malty sweetness coming through as well. Medium body and light carbonation. An enticing enough IPA, but nothing really stands out on this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beholder (44) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Appearance: golden, clear (looks like a lager) with a thick white long-lasting head. Awesome lacing. Aroma: very weak hop aroma, but you wouldn’t tell this was brewed using hops as Challenger or Columbus. Aroma is more malty than hoppy. Again - more like a (bad) lager. I think I also smell something like rusty nails in the back... Taste: it’s bitter and malty. Again - it’s hard to taste the hops and the citrus they should give to the taste. Bitterness is herbal and dry, kinda like from a very strong green tea. Some earthy notes in the back. Mouthfeel: high carbonation, medium bodied. Overall: Not what I expected. Reading the label I was hoping for an excellent or very good IPA at least. But I wouldn’t call this beer an IPA at all, rather a Strong Bitter or something like that. But previous reviews made me think - maybe I just got a bad batch? Who knows. Beer was fresh, BB 08-2015.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2011 March, 2002 Bottle conditioned. Muddy orange. Citric fruit aroma. Pleasant tingle, though I prefer a softer feel. Muddled yeast and citric fruit flavours, finishing with a bold citric hop bite. Some honey notes. Decent beer. [3.0]
June, 2003 Bottle Conditioned, with Duff & Nuffield. Creamy mouthfeel - smooth. Sweet malt predominant - finish is dry and citric. Not great. [2.9] This was Durham’s first bottled beer and was originally called Millennium City because Durham was 1,000 years old in the year 2000. [3.1]
Oct, 2011 500ml bottle from Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in Durham. Bottle conditioned. A strong pale ale with a range of hop notes - citric and earthy. Toffee notes in the malt. A pleasant strong ale. Hoppier than average for English ales, but not as hoppy as American. [3.3]


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