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

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RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leosanches (56) - - MAY 15, 2015
Cerveja escura, acobreada e sem presença de espuma; preenche muito bem o copo ideal. O aroma é diferenciado, com o toque amadeirada se sobressaindo, o que convida à prova com o caráter aconchegante. Também é possível notar as frutas vermelhas secas. O sabor é uma continuação do aroma, o que faz com que a experiência seja excelente, com a profundidade do toque amadeirado e das frutas vermelhas ajudando o pálato, que poderia ser um pouco mais encorpado. O aftertaste é agradável e guarda notas de carvão levemente defumado. Excelente cerveja para carnes e para o inverno.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (627) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
330 ml, flaske, 6,0 % ABV, BB: 18/06/16, købt i Fakta på Strandvejen i Hellerup, 14. maj 2015. Mørkebrun Old Ale, filtreret, med rødlig nuance i modlys. Fin moccafarvet skumkrone, som svinder til 1/2 cm efter kort tid. Noter af whisky, træ og ristet malt rammer næsen i indledningen. Senere fremkommer en mere sødlig aroma af frugt, jordbær? Dejlig bittersød smag med god dybde i bitterheden. Denne Ale føles større smagsmæssigt, end den er, og den indeholder en dejlig tør mundfølelse. Sødmen er let til middel fyldig med en middel bitterhed i rigtig fin balance. Intet surt eller salt hér. Karboneringen er på et niveau under medium og klæder øllet smukt. Kroppen er middel fyldig og konsistensen glat. Virkelig velsmagende Ale og fantastisk godt køb til prisen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (403) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2015
bottle poured dark with a rich malty fruit aroma the taste was complex almost fragrant with a range of fruity caramel malt woody flavours & a very sweet finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadShaolin (100) - - MAY 12, 2015
Oaky, hay, oranges, biscuit. Very smooth and round. Juicy. Great brew with a clip of earthy hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McSherman (311) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
Dunkelrot braun, fast wie Cola. Schnell zerfallender Schaum. Aroma ist vielversprechend: Karamell, Holz, Butteraroma. Geschmack: Malzig süß, karamell, etwas getrocknete Früchte, Sherry. Abgerundet durch eine leichte Bitternote. Tolles Bier!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5155) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2015
Some oak and a light caramel toffee aroma. Dark maroon pour with OK head. Bitter and sweet and light sour finish. Not super interesting. Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (401) - Udine, ITALY - APR 22, 2015
Bottle 0.5L. Slightly hazy, brown body with reddish nuances; Average, frothy, tan head, mostly diminishing with some lacing though. Moderate malty (roasted, caramel) aroma with notes of red fruits, raisin, light chocolate and nuts. Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with a moderate bitterness, more evident in the long-lasting finish (nuts?). Medium-to-full body with oily-to-creamy texture; soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 19, 2015
Deep red-brown color beer with a white head that does not last much. Aroma includes caramel, roasted malt, wood and some light fruit notes. Flavor is sweet with some bitterness and alcohol reminders. Body is medium and carbonation is low. Dry, crispy and long end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (448) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 19, 2015
500ml bottle from apivo.ru. Pours dark brown with a soapy beige head. Aroma of caramel, butter and some smokiness. Rich taste of caramel, dark malts and butter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (940) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Caramel aroma, with strong wooden notes. Beer is clear, dark brown, with nice head. In taste it’s not that caramel as it is in aroma, but still a bit. Except that there are a wooden notes, a bit of bitterness. It’s very well carbonated, the mouth feel is really great. It’s a very good beer!


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