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


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RATINGS: 1132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (953) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle from McHughs. Pours chestnut brown with reddish hue. Very clear. Little to no head. Aroma is bread, biscuit, toffee, dark fruit, Raisins, wood. Bursting with woody estery fruit. Bread, toffee. Light body with light carbonation. This is a lovely tipple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (6054) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015 day 2. Thanks! Brown caramel coloured pour with a halo of grey head. Aroma is sweet caramel, brown malt, mint, musty, apple. Flavour is nutty, caramel malts, flat, sugar, not bad for the age. Palate is flat, sweet, no condition. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (519) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle @ home. Malty aroma, caramel, oak. Reddish brown colour with tiny off-white head. Taste is a bit vinous taste, light bitterness, moderate malty sweetness. Medium body, thin texture, average- carbonation, long malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
meireteixeira (170) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 9, 2015
Cor marrom escura, brilhante. Espuma boa, bege, cremosa e de média persistência. Aroma doce, toffe e mel. No paladar maltada, mel, caramelo e um suave toque de madeira. Retrogosto longo e adocicado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grisza77 (176) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Piwo o barwie brązowej o słabej pianie szybko opadającej do zera. Aromat bardzo przyjemny wiśniowo-karmelowy. W smaku słodko i karmelowo, ale nie jest to przesadzona słodycz, w tle lekkie nuty drewniane. Goryczka niska. Ogólnie bardzo dobre piwo, które pokazuje, że można uzyskać rewelacyjny efekt także bez mocnego nachmielenia.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erling1000 (323) - - AUG 6, 2015
A brown blended ale with creamy head. Aroma caramel, malty, oak?, bisquits? Taste light bitter sweet. A bit watery, low carbonated, english. 13 months to old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Horny4hops (4) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
Great stiff foam. Many nuances and complex beer. A little too sweet for our taste, thus, the beer could take a bit more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1646) - PORTUGAL - JUL 29, 2015
50cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a very small thin off-white head. Liquorice, caramel, dried fruits and vanilla in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Quite watery for the aroma. Taste is a bit sweet with some leather and oak notes. Overall, an interesting beer but not surprising.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Aroma: intense caramel, bread and grain malts, light metallic. Appearance: clear brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light bitters coming up, grain and again very strong caramel malts, light dryness in finish. Overall: excellent Old Ale, excellent caramel in aroma and palate. Bottle from Wittich Weine und Biere, Olten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
330 ml bottle under a rain shelter inte Frederiksvaerk, straight from the bottle. Liquorice, roasted malt, oily chocolate with some green hop notes. Nice one!

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