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


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RATINGS: 1125   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1622) - 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 (2151) - 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 (4276) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 24, 2015
Dark brown, instable head. Traditional aroma, but well developed. Cereal, pecan, hay and a hint of yoghurt. Herbal taste, tea, some citrus in the back. Bit watery do the type of flavours, bit perhaps that’s just me. Mor interesting that I expected and yet still not quite my type of brew. Up the residual sugars and fruitiness. That’d make it a totally different beer though... (33cl bottle from Saveur Bičre)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Dark clear ruby color with very little foam. The smell has honey sweetness with an ancient herbal oak barrel note. The taste is strong, moderately carbonated, a little boozy and has also an oak barrel note. A little too strong for my taste, but this really is something special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2180) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby with a frothy cream head. Fruity malt aroma. The taste is malty - slightly vinous with toast, pear drop and light spice. Nice to see that Greene King have it in them to brew a half decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Red with brown notes. Acidic nose with notes of raisins, chocolate, fruits, wood and vanilla. Spicy flavour with notes of vanilla, rubber, hops, roasted malt, fuits and caramel. Moderate bitterness with dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
witmac (12) - Rybnik, POLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Piana bardzo drobna, szybko opadaj?ca. Barwa bardzo ciekawa, br?zowo czerwona. Aromat g?ównie karmelowy, mo?liwe delikatne cytrusy. W smaku piwo wydaje si? bardzo lekkie. Troch? wodnite. Niskie nasycenie oraz s?aba goryczka. Nie jest bardzo s?odkie co jest du?ym plusem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1293) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear dark copper with off white head. Smell is malty syrup with bread and herbs. Taste is malty, bread, syrup, dark fruit, herbs and oak barrels. Semi sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1441) - Bodř, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle at home. One year old bottle. Pours a deep, reddish brown color with a light brown head. Lots of dried fruit in the aroma along with leather, oak, caramel, some alcohol, vanilla, sweet oat crackers and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with more toffee, brown sugar, dark berries, leather and oak. Medium body, silky mouth feel, and a balanced bitterness. A well-balanced, tasteful and sweet old ale. Nice.

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