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Great Heck American Classic

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Brewed by Great Heck
Style: Amber Ale
Goole, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smooth, rich, fruity.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1208) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog. Dark amber brown colour with an off white head. Aroma has toffee and spicy fruit. Flavour is sweet toffee with more fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
Cask at the guilford arms... Copper... Thin tan head... Soft toffee fruit nose... Juicy malts... Soft sweet roast... Light toffee... Little dull... Soft fruits.. Tiny cheese linger

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
Cask at The Guildford. Pours clear brown, thin off-white head. Aromas are citrus, tropical fruit and caramel. Taste is bitter. Light fruitiness following. Medium body, oily texture. I honestly think this would be better kegged. Needs mair spritz. Good though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5564) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Cask (Fitzgeralds, Sunderland) - Amber in colour. Raisins, caramel and pine in the aroma. Grapefruit, raisins, caramel and dried apricot all feature in the taste. Easy to drink for the abv.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1874) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Cask Ossett beer festival. Mahogany colour halo beige head. Great tropical hop aroma taste is same great hoppy bitter finish. Great body smooth mouth feel soft carbonation. V good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Cask, Barley Mow, Bristol, 19/01/14. Juicy cranberry and filter coffee aroma. Clear ruby capped with off white. Gritty coffee; juicy red berry, smoked and nutty notes concluded with deep bitter hop afters. Good drop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Dark amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee and weetabix with mixed spices and raisins. Floral with light grapefruit and marmalade. Flavours are sweet toffee with apricot jam and bitter grapefruit. Smooth toffee malts with a fruity bitterness to finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3628) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
On cask at a pub in London. Fruity and hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste. Noticeable but smooth bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4209) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Hand-pulled half-pint in ’Chequers’ Oxford during a pub crawl on 23rd Nov 13. The body was amber/brown with a slight red hue, on top a beige head of creamy foam. The nose was malty with wood and fruit overtones. The taste was also on the malty side and again, like the aromas had both fruit and wood hints within the flavours. Hop finish, but not too bitter or harsh, yet you knew it was there. Overall I thought it a good and different brew, don’t know enough about US Amber Ales to comment on if it was following a style or not.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RuneStumo (2244) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
23.11.2013. On tap at The Kings Head. London. Golden brown colour wit off-white head. Aroma is malty with soft creamy smooth malty aftertaste. This beer is really soft and creamy. Bitterness is low and mild.


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