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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1923) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20239) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (395) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9152) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6140) - 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.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2003
Some malt sweetness at the start.. Very dry hoppy finish, some nice citrusy hops, dry bitter finish, abit of a savoury mouthfeel, some metal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
This was the first beer this excellent brewery bottled. A bit dissapointing as it was cloudy.This is something I dont mind in a wheat beer but dont feel too comfortable with it in a pale ale.Pleasant hoppiness with some citrus seeping through but the cloudiness still put me of.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13802) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt and lots of hops. Good long bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2008
Good sized lingering head, cloudy golden colour. Strong hoppy aromas, some malt and yeast. Strong hop flavours, with some caramel. Well hopped and very tasty pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1398) - 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.


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