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Gales Trafalgar 200

Formerly brewed at Gales
Style: Old Ale
Horndean, England


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned: Special - 2005.
Brewed at Gales Brewery near Portsmouth, the home of Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.

The method of producing this commemorative beer has remained largely unchanged since the days of Nelson's great victory at Trafalgar on the 21st October, 1805.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (9380) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
275 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. 2005 vintage.
Pours clear orange color with a small head. Aroma is syrupy, malty and ripe fruity. Flavor is sour fruity, flat, caramel malty and a bit wooden dry. Weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
275 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. Pours a dark brown colour without a head. Aroma of sweet raisiny notes, a bit of red berries and some grass. Flavour of heavy raisiny sweetness, strong red berry sourness (red currant), mild bitterness and some soap. Medium bodied and low carbonation. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8084) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
27,5 cl bottle @ Tammela vintage tasting
No BBE or bottling info
Aroma has raisins, sweet malt and toffee. Flavour has tart oud bruin tones, some caramel and toffee. Finishes sour and tart with green apples and more caramel. Red wine is strong with this one. Not sure what to think about this; not good but not bad either.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrold (4362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle. Cotteridge Beano v2. Murky, oxidised beyond drinkable. Could just smell vinegar. Tasted little better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (6903) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle at CWC II; murky dark brown pour with some floaters, zero head, winter fruit aroma, taste has sweet caramel along with some tart fruits, some spices, along with dreaded oxidisation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to beersiveknown, cheers Steve. Dark Amber beer. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is toffee and a little stale malt, some richness still lingers. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (9690) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle Share at Ratebeer meet up, Cotteridge Wines, Cotteridge, Birmingham Saturday 5th March 2016 cheers to Beersiveknown for this one. Pours a rather murky gloomy brown colour it is as if the beer is breaking down a little and colour is leaching out, a few tiny blobs of something float about. Quite oxidised, tart and sourness prevail, fruity. The beer has long gone leaving a few remnants of what once was. I have had a few aged beers of late, i.e. Pannepot Reserva, Westvleteren 8, Fullers Vintage 1999, I am coming to the realisation that ageing for the majority is pointless, yes 2-3 years maybe but any longer is a huge gamble. A5 A3 T5 P3 Ov10 2.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3916) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Tried at Cotteridge 2. Murky drown colour. Aroma is stewed fruit aroma, a touch christmas pudding. Taste is light sweet. nice considering age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle - Prune, raisin and brown sugar. Dirty brown. Prunes, rials and date. A little light on the palate. If this were a bit richer on the palate it would have been a gem, otherwise not bad for its age.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
Corked 27.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy dark amber with a lot of sediment and no head. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, alcohol, and caramel - with an alcoholic finish.

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