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Fernandes Empress of India

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Brewed by Fernandes (Ossett)
Style: English Strong Ale
Wakefield, England

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A strong light-coloured and dangerously drinkable fruity and malty beer with a complex bitter palate and dry finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2011
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2003. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear pale mahogany in colour with a loose open white head. Strong malty aroma with dark berry fruit evident. Thin resiny mouthfeel and no lacing of note. Mixed complex malts give a fiery digestive biscuit base with strong rosehip syrup notes and elderberry. Hop flavours build up into a strong resiny aftertaste with pine notes. Dry notes continue into the long finish with woody sherry and vanilla cask notes. An interesting Strong Ale which is full of flavour and complexity, highly recommended..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
cask at Barnsley Beer Festival: slightly darker golden color than a golden ale. Aroma is of ceral malt and some citrus smelling hops. flavors are lightly fruity with some grapefruit, pine, cereal malt. medium palate. alright beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest 2006. Slightly cloudy golden body, long lasting medium white head full of big bubbles. Nose is spicy forestry hops. Taste is surprisingly light, like one of those 3.8% English Bitter, although the hops have an American feel to them. Lightly fruity (mainly grapefruit), some pine-tree with mild to medium bitterness. Pleasant. I had this one at the Peterborough Beer Fest not knowing anything about it. It wasn’t on the official beer list booklet. A Fernandes that got in when nobody was looking? On our side of the ocean it’s the Gonzales who do that a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2006
Cask at London Drinker Festival 2006. Hazy gold colour. Hoppy, juicy citrus and very bitter wihch a touch of butter. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2006
Cask@London Drinker. Quite citric and bitter, with some warming alcohol showing through. Dry leafy hop bitterness on the finish, hints of grapefruit, with a slightly salty, bitter finish. I would have thought this was more of an IPA than an English Strong ale, as it is listed here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2006. Golden colour. Grassy, herbaceous hop aroma with spicy edges. Big hoppy smack in the mouth - this time more resinous and grapefruit accented. Not much else apart from the hops, but its nicely done.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Dover Beer Fest, 2006 Flowery, perfumey, white lilly type of beer of noticable strength. Hops are over balanced, resulting in a crude, smudged intensity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Cask @ Dover Festival 06: Hoppy nose. Grassy, citric, balanced but nice. Quite refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
Cask gravity at Dover BF 06. Golden beige bubbly head. Citrus hoppy aroma, lemon, grapefruit. Quite pleasant in mouth. Quite a good take on an American style IPA. Sweetness balances the hops well

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
1. Cask Stillage at the Formby Hall, Atherton 31/01/2002 Golden and slightly cloudy in appearance. Strong in alcohol. Pale with a hop finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2002 Golden pale and slightly strong in alcohol. Wheaty with a hop finish.


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