Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Grove, 2 Spring Grove Street, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England HD1 4BP.

[ As Durham Magnificat ].
Light light unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, citrus - orange, lime. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100119]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8937) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
(bottle) Cloudy, golden to amber colour with a loose medium-sized foamy off-white head. Sweet (cara-)malty aroma with sour-fruity notes of grapefruit and a slightly herbal hoppy touch. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a calm carbonation. Cara-malty and slightly citric taste with notes of herbal and woody hops; moderately dry bitter-sweet finish with woody and slightly fruity hops and and vanilla in the aftertaste. A balanced Ale. 09.III.11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle 50 cl, Westholme Stores. Pours murky orange amber with a small bubbly/creamy beige head leaving lace. Aroma is caramel, sweet malty, bready, fruity Flavor is sweet, fruity, apples, pears, piny and bitter. Finishes longlived bitter with a fruity touch.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
50cl from Beer City, BB 04-2014. Couleur léger dorée/orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme, reste assez faible, je ne note pas trop venant de la mousse, laissant plus un bouquet de ces houblons européens pour une pointe fruitée citronnée légère et herbacée. Palais, houblonnée léger épice sur notes de grains, faible ajout des houblons US laissant une faible note fruitée, laissant plus l’accent sur une amertume noble. Manque de convaincre pour une IPA, gardant plus cette approche très anglaise. Pas mauvaise, mais une meilleure approche aux niveau des houblons aurait été appréciée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2048) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
280912. Bottle at salhojankadun pub, tampere. Pours hazy golden with a nice head. Aroma citrusy hops, fruits, spices. Fruity sweet taste. Hoppy for an english beer. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Bottled. Deep goldeny orange colour with a small bubbly/fluffy head which leaves some lace. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, some spruce, sweet fruityness as well as some slight herbal notes. Flavour is rather similar with some resiny and nectary notes as well. Quite rich carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (621) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle at WilliamK, Helsinki. Pours hazy bronze with medium-sized dense head. Aroma has floral hoppiness with fresh fruity elements and some maltiness in the background. Taste is bitter and especially in the finish dry. Taste is quite typical for a British IPAs, hop presence isn’t as strong as in American IPAs. Fruity flavours dominate. Palate is medium bodied and slick, very drinkable. This is indeed a British interpretation of IPA, not as robust - or rich - as American ones but more balanced and easier to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2013
500ml bottle (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Bold orange, lovely tight spongy persistent head. Rich fruity aroma. Rich malty body. Nicely attenuated. Dry leafy hops in the finish. Refreshing. No alcohol. All-round solid English strong bitter, though perhaps a little unexciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Medium offwhite head doesn’t last. Slightly hazy amber body. Resiny orangey grape aroma with spicy notes. Dry-sweet spicy orangey taste with peppery grape notes .Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish resiny orangey grape aftertaste with spicy notes. Lovely, drinkable, fresh. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)

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