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Gales Trafalgar Ale

Formerly brewed at Gales
Style: Old Ale
Horndean, England


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottle Conditioned.
Brewed using only the materials that would have been available in Nelson's day when the Royal Navy had traditionally taken beer to sea as its keeping qualities were better than those of water.

Stefano99's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stefano99 (19) - Ghezzano (Pisa), - DEC 29, 2001
A unique beer in its style , poor carbonation, high alcoolic rate, liquorous taste. To drink at the end of a good dinner during a cold winter night. PS I don’t think that the alcoolic rate of the beer is 4,2%, the bottle I drank was 9%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Cloudy, brown-orange, thin white head. Mint, wood, rocks, syrup, solvent, cream, fruits, dark sugar, wet leaves, chocolate in the nose. Mould, alcohol, chocolate in the mouth. Acidic and somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fhoublon (459) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Bouteille de 275 ml achetée dans une SAQ au coût de $4.80. Dégustée le 4 novembre 2007. Bière brune légèrement trouble, en raison de la levure et de résidus de liège provenant du bouchon. Ne mousse pas du tout, aucun col. Très très peu effervescente, bulles quasi absentes. Odeur marquée d’alcool, de bois, de cognac et de chocolat noir. Assez forte, alcool bien présent, assez sucrée, assez aigre, un peu amère. Goût de bois, de chocolat. Manque d’effervescence, un peu fade malgré l’alcool.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3323) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2011
Smakade på en gammal flaska, minns inte årtalet hösten 2008 som hade fantastiska honungs- och marsipantoner, torkad frukt, portvin. Jag är svag för denna typ av öl, därav det höga betyget.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. A clear, brown beer without head. Oxidation, some caramel, alcohol and dried fruits in the aroma. The flavor has some sweetness, caramel and oxidation, leading to a lasting finish with caramel and oxidation. Warming, full-bodied and flat. A nice one, but still not there. I like English beers like this one, but it somehow disappointed a bit. (080913

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Pours brown with no head to speak of. Smells of caramel, dark fruit, sherry, port wine. Tastes sweet and sugary with a nice complimentary tartness and a fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (15274) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle at KØ07. Very sweet, oxidized prune aroma. Clear red/brown colour. No head. The flavour starts off citric, turns sweet and then dried fruity. Very vinous and oxidized, with some alcohol notes. Very long raisin aftertaste. I just do not like old beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2006
Probably the most expensive bottle of beer I have purchased. Was it worth it? Well what I got was a bronze coloured ale tasting a bit like a port.Strong inviting aroma ansd a compex mix of tastes.Strong alcohol presence with some sweetness but not overpoweringly so. The bottle said 10 per cent not 9. A unique, well balanced ale-not sure though if it really was worth the price but its too late to worry about that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2005
Reddish amber colour. Creamy white low head. Sweet aroma of red cherries, candied nuts, tanins, oak and cognac. Thick and sweet flavour woth a light oaky acidity. caramel, raisin, nuts and port. Alcoholic finish with touches of paint...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23516) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2005
Bottled, 2005 vintage (10%). Clear brownish amber. Aroma of toffee and dry white wine. Richly malty with some peppery brandy character. There’s some leather, lactic acidity and licorice.Complex andvery interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Bottled, Vintage 2005, 10% ABV. Rerate. Dark red-ish. Berry nose, slight marzipan and LOADS of Danish(which was it?) cheese. Cellary. Brother of Prize Old Ale, sour, syrupy, aged feel, wood, slight licorice, ripe apples. I like this one! Medium-full bodied. Complex. Nice balance of sourness, sweetness, and body. And an interesting bitterness.

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