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

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RATINGS: 1177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Marketed in the United States as Olde Suffolk.
dark ale
A blend of two ales: Old 5X , which is brewed to the maximum strength possible (around 12% abv) and left to mature in 100-barrel oak vats for a minimum of two years, and BPA, a dark, full-bodied freshly brewed beer which is added just before bottling. The result is a unique beer - strong (6% abv), dark, fruity, oaky and very, very special.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (364) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
clear chestnut red/brown with no head. Oaky aroma. Flavor quite distinct -- bitter without any coffee or chocolate notes, strong flavor of the oak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (669) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 27, 2016
Dark ruby with nice head. Boozy cherry and wood barrel aroma. Woody ale with big malts kinda roasted and even slightly chocolatey. Filling and great with aged cheese as the label suggests.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lrkmilani (88) - BRAZIL - MAR 25, 2016
Had it from a bottle. Nice sweet aroma. Perfect amount of bitterness. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2463) - SPAIN - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, caramel, nuts / Malta tostada, caramelo, frutos secos.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MBlessing (712) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
Sehr dunkle Farbe schaum ok, Geruch malzig süß, Geschmack auch sehr süß trockenfrüchte Rosinen röstmalz mir zu süß

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (1398) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
Flasche in Australien. Dunkle mahargoni Farbe, kaum Schaum. Süsser schwerer Duft. Rodinen und Trockenoflaumen. Geschmack ist auch sehr süss ubd alkoholisch. Nicht mein Bier.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dragonwithbeer (4) - SLOVENIA - MAR 9, 2016 does not count
Rich aroma with hint of whiskey. Pours dark with light foam. Nice taste with caramel and nutty notes. Rich flavour with aged wood and caramel finish. Nicely carbonated and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MGantzel (184) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2016
Denne ale har et klart mørkt udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en sød karameliseret aroma og smager sødt deraf, samt med noter af chokolade og fornemmes lidt vinagtig. Medium karbonering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerGantzel (268) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2016
Nice aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, notes of coffee and berries. Dark liquid with a fine white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Well balanced. Average soft carbonation, full body, creamy texture.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bg80 (84) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle. Really rich, flavorful beer. Tremendous depth to the malt with dark fruit, toffee, bready flavors. Combines attributes of a great German beer with a great Belgian Abbey beer. Not too heavy, though. Don’t even taste the alcohol. Very impressive.


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