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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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White Stout is the ultimate beer in our "White Range". While the word "stout" has come to mean a dark beer, the original meaning was strong and true. Before the porter brewers commandeered the word to mean a stout, or strong, porter it referred to any strong beer. We have rehabilitated and improved the genre. White Stout is a very pale, full bodied, strong beer. American columbus hops are used throughout to give massive floral and resinous character. At a strength of 7.2% this is a true stout. Indeed, few modern stouts of any colour are true to the word for strong.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
50cl bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Citrusy aroma with malt and floral hops. Flavor is citrus, malt, fruits and bitterness. Medium body, dry and bitter aftertaste. Very tasty, but nothing to do with stout, more like an IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (273) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours cloudy yellow orange, frothy head. Aroma is very citrousy and straw. Taste is citrousy, hoppy, imagine an IPA and Stout mix. Refreshing, delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (976) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Short creamy white head, good lacing, amber. Citrus hoppy, mild aroma, caramel malting, juniper. IPAish fruity hoppy flavor, tropical fruits, grapefruit, bitter taste and finish which fuits balance, light feel, light to medium body. IPA-like, tasty with lots of bitter-fruity flavor, interesting.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bavario (3) - Zürich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
Mich interessierte sofort das White Stout. Bis dahin habe ich noch nie von White Stout gehört, allerdings fand ich die Idee toll, ein Bier aufleben zu lassen, das den Ursprung des Stout-Bieres wiederbelebt. Denn es war ursprünglich die Bezeichnung für starkes Bier. Ich bin immer begeistert von den feinen Schaumporen der Stouts, allerdings fällt der Schaum beim White Stout schnell zusammen. Es riecht sehr alkoholisch, bananig und buttrig. Beim ersten Trinken fällt auf, dass dieses Bier stechend nach Alkohol schmeckt, ein bisschen nach Vanille und trotzdem unangenehm. Es ist sehr hoch vergorgen und enthält kaum Süsse. Die anfängliche Begeisterung dieses White Stouts verflog leider zu schnell.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
500 ml bottle @ Delirium, Brussel. Clear, deep golden body with a moderate sized off-white head. Aroma has malt, bread and grassy hops. Flavor is smooth malty, biscuit, toast, light fruity and medium bitterness. Medium body with sweet and bitter aftertaste. Decent, but I don’t really find anything close to a stout here. Like a strong golden British ale with good bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (2777) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle at home form Filrd, cheers! Pours pale honey blonde with sweet malt aroma with redcurrants. Throws up a fluffy cream head but soon dissipates. Quite full bodied with medium carbonation, sweet custard malt and quite high residual sugar. Fair amount of dry bitterness in finish but the high sweetness is just a bit off-putting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spacecube (760) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Cask conditioned. Pours a light golden brown, wasn’t sure what to expect but found the nose mainly alcohol. Quite interesting really, a white stout, but nothing here to make me want to get it again. Alcohol, bitter, not unpleasant, not much going on though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1347) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
500ml bottle - was intrigued with the term "pale stout", but this is very much like an IPA with its citrus heavy hops in the nose and the taste, the body though comes across nice and oily like a deep stout. Nice lasting finish by the way. Tidy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
Clear bright yellow with average lingering head. Citrus, orange, grapefruit, dough aromas, with some floral/tropical bits. Some earthy yeast. Taste runs the spectrum from a brisk, bitter opening before it warms up a bit to a rich, complex sweetness, bread, honey. Bitter, balanced finish. Alcohol rears its head a little too much. Like an amped up golden ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy lemony yellow with a generous white head that collapses to chunky flotsam and leaves messy lace. Aroma is white grapefruit, guava, and conifer that leans toward juniper. Fresh white grapefruit, guava, gooseberries (lots of gooseberries actually), herbal and woody accents. Nice malt structure here too. Intensely bitter finish. It is idiotic to call this a white stout when it is most evocative of a Belgian style IPA. A fantastic beer nonetheless.


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