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Gilroy Serious Dark Ale (7.0%)

Formerly brewed at Gilroy’s
Style: English Strong Ale
Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A rich, strong ale for the serious drinker. The chocolate and amber malt lends a dark and mysterious colour to Gilroy Serious. A superior ale, best enjoyed by savouring the layers of flavour and taste. The Gilroy Serious has 7% alcohol by volume.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 3, 2012
Ruby-brown. Light caramel/dark sugar aroma. Toasty, with light fruitiness, and some juicy character. Like a strong bitter, with good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2268) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
From tap at Gilroy’s Brewery in Gauteng, South Africa, 14.03.15. Nutty dark brown. Small beige head. Aroma and taste of toffee, dark syrup and medium dark malt. Sweet aftertaste ob brown sugar. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
werner22 (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
One of the best beers out there. No heart burn or gas. Had about 9 of them. No hangover

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1040) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 10, 2013
Aroma: Chocolate, stewed fruit, light spicy, Appearance: Black appearance, but it is dark red. No Head, Taste: Fruity, slight alcoholic, peppery, smoky, medium-high sweetness, slight nutty, Palate: Medium-light body, low carbonation, Overall: My favourite from Gilroy! 340 ml bottle, poured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Dark rich ruddy brown Rich malty aroma soft palate and rich deep malt of lightly toasted sweet brown bread. By far their most successful ale, and works in the low carbonation format theyre aiming at. Bears resemblance to old ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (31475) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 10, 2009
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with notes of malt and citrus, and so is the flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a lacing off-white head. Mild mouldy and slight spiced fruity aroma. Flavour is infected orange fruity with a vague caramel malt base. Finish is mild bitter mixed with an orange fruity note. Bottles don’t seem to be clean from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
(On tap) Pours an almost clear, dark orangey brown with a beige head. Fat aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Very full-bodied with plenty of roasted malt, nuts and licorice. Lightly hoppy finish. Very, very tasty and moreish. Fresh from tap this is a small masterpiece, bottled it tends to pick up some acidity. 040508

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mojoharper (32) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle: Appearance is dark ruby with minimal head. Aromas range from nutty fruit to cinnamon. Tastes of stewed fruit, toasted nuts, and slight berry notes. Very satisfying, although could do with more body/roundedness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle: Pours a deep burgundy with a tan film ring. Fruity aroma with some roastiness. Has a hint of prunes and berries. Less body than expected at 7% ABV. Fizzy carbonation, yet it does have a bit of roasted malt back with a dried fruit touch. The finish has some earthy dryness, but not enough. A decent effort for an English Strong, especially for South Africa.

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