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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Dark golden colour, thick head. Not much aroma to it, complex range of flavours. Enjoyable but also a little bit of a muddle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (525) - - AUG 6, 2015
Hazy light copper, large slightly off-white head which holds back the aroma a little, but hints of citrus and yeast. Flavour is quite boozy, some citrus, slightly floral, pine, a little malt. Moderate bitter finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (400) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Tulip. Golden, little hazy with big, white, semi-densed head. Medicore lacing and good head retention. Fruity and yesty aroma, little peachy. Taste is light to medium bitter pretty well balanced by malty (biscuity) sweetness. In overall highly drinkable, but still an average IPA>

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2476) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Thanks to Mark for this! Pours a hazy golden color with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, fruit. The taste is crisp fruit, citrus, toasted malt flavor in the middle ending dry and crisp. Then body is light+ with nice, fine carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
Cloudy orange colour with a white head. Light malty sweet aroma with a hoppy floral and fruity note. Malty, caramel sweet flavor and a dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10205) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle -- NIce cloudy golden yellow typical of the style with a medium fluffy white head with a little retention and lacing. Lots of fruit in the aroma: passionfruit, grapefruit, citrus in general, and maybe a touch of cinnamon. Vaguely 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (750) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2009
5ooml b/c. Murky orange and quite talkative from lenghty bottle conditioning (held on to this one for a while). A whiff of light perfume, some warm alcohol and almost essence. Rich fullness, a touch of orangey resin with hot hops and light malt flavours lurking in the distance. Nice enough but doesn’t linger long enough of leave you with that syrupy resinous coating that you think you are in for.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16587) - 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.


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