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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.


3.1
   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]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (1999) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff sep-13: en lett og god, velbalansert ipa med fin aroma. Noe kort ettersmak. Ikke totalt overbevisende men med sin lettdrikkelighet kan den fort gi ganglag for sjelen. Skulle vært gøy å prøve den fra cask. Med litt flaks, neste gang på Charlie’s?

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k92488 (167) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
Flaske på Cardinal. Flott skumm fin farge. citrus lukt lite humle. Smaker tynt. Grei øl men Skuffet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (272) - POLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Barwa: pomarańczowa, zmętniona. Piana biała drobno pęcherzykowa, początkowo obfita z czasem zanikająca, ale oblepiająca szkło. Wysycenie średnie do niskiego. Aromat: lekko kwaskowy, cytrusowy, pomarańczowy pochodzący z chmielu, przykrywający słód. Dodatkowo akcenty drożdżowe. Smak: słodowy, ale nie słodki, z wyczuwalną konkretną goryczką na końcu. Lekka nuta alkoholowa. St Cuthbert Special India Pale Ale określana jest przez producenta jako nowoczesna IPA. Zawiera mieszankę chmieli angielskich, czeskich oraz amerykańskich, co przekłada się na aromat, ale nie powala. Dodatkowo jest mocniejsza niż standardowe angielskie piwo tego rodzaju. Na tym tle faktycznie się wyróżnia. Etykieta jest przemyślana i gustowna, a firmowy kapsel także prezentuje się nieźle. Nie jest to jednak piwo specjalnie odkrywcze ani wybitne. Przyzwoite owszem, jednak zapewne nie zostanie w mojej pamięci i nie podejrzewam żebym sięgnął po nie ponownie - zwłaszcza za taką cenę.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a nice white head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with notes of citrus as well hints of caramel. The flavor is very citrusy, malty, and spicy, but also with fruity notes of oranges, and with a lightly bitter end.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a big tan head. Malty, grassy, florel aroma and a sweet malty, florel, hop taste. Medium body with a very dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2012
500ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh - large bubbly off-white head, hazy deep golden ale with citrus hop aroma, orange flavoured, highly carbonated, quite pleasant

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tjoetta (1) - sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
God munnfølelse, lys, veldig god smak, bra aroma. Lys gul/ orange farge, uten groms...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Slightly hazy amber with a small, neat, dense off-white head. Slightly fat hop aroma with the alcohol already showing here. Only medium-bodied, citrusy fresh notes - sort of vitamin-C style. Distinct, bitter finish and a rather dominant alcohol without the body to sustain it. 310706

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7429) - 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.


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