Greene King 5X
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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Old Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Cask; Special. Usually used for blending.
Oak Aged

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5049) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
chestnut color with off white head. Wood, molasses, dark cherries, treacles, burnt raisins and brown sugar in the nose. The body is very full, moderately sweet, and for 12% the alcohol is really well hidden. Malty body, smooth with milk chocolate and molasses and dark cherries showing up. Lingering burnt raisins, molasses and brown sugar in te finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBoom (260) - POLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Nice, dark colour. Unstable,small, beige head. In aroma and taste mostly fruits. Without any bitterness. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11123) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
Cask, kindly shared by yespr, GBBF 2013. Cloudy red-orange coloured body. Sweet apricot and malts on the nose. Mid-sweet, marmalade taste, lots of dried fruits mixed with earthy malts and warming alcohol. Heavy, likable, stuff (London Olympia 14.08.2013).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16902) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Cask at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13. Hazed mahogony brown with a light tan head which thins to a ring around the perimiter of the vessel. Nose is rich in dark fruits, raisens, prunes, earthy, brown sugars. Taste comprises a dark fruit medley, Christmas cake, leather, earth, wood, booze but not a double digit kick, muscavado sugar. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. Decent drop - the 12% is very well integrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40482) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours hazy deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is dense malty, caramelish and alcohol. Thick malty, overripe fruity and toasted caramelish. Alcohol warmth. Dark malty, roasted and dry warming finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6362) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
GBBF. Clear dark brown with a few bubbles on top (nothing you could really call a ’head’). Smell - old ale, red wine, toned down sherry. Body is medium to light, and so is the carbonation. Taste - sherry and vinegar to start, molasses, onion gravy. Syrupy, slight sharpness, alcohol is noticeable but to be fair at 12% it’s not THAT noticeable. Maybe a bit of merlot or grape juice. Overall, there are pleasant and unpleasant aspects to the taste but it’s quite sickly and sharp which knocks the score down a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Pours ruby copper with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol and dried dark fruit. Flavour is caramel vineous alcohol, dried dark fruit, almost like portwine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, plum, alcohol - buzzy, dried fruit. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, strong cramel, alcohol, plum - fruity, deap. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120807]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
Cask @ C4, Odense. Pours deep red with no head. Aroma is sweet, vinious, plums, caramel, vanilla, oak. Low to no carbonation, oily and fat mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, has oak, fat toasted caramel, vinious, somewhat grainy. Warming. Somewhat unbalanced.

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