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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.7
   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 (485) - 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 (981) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (314) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Kolor: ciemnobursztynowy, brązowy.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała.
Zapach: sporo aromatów ciemnych owoców, śliwek, rodzynek, daktyli, w tle lekkie nuty melanoidynowe, opiekane.
Smak: średnia pełnia, sporo nut ciemnych owoców i melanoidyn jak w aromacie, goryczka średnia, lekko taninowa, delikatne posmaki winne.
Wysycenie: średnie.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Japalo (1467) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle @home. Small head. Dark clear Amber brown. Roasted sweet flavours. Very light body and taste for 6%. Not much oak for a 2 year old aged vintage!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChristianHR (228) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
The smell is very sweet with hints of caramel, caramel and caramel. Pours clear brown with a white head. Taste a lot of caramel with a finish of oak and roasted malt. A very nice and smooth beer.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
peponi (783) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 8, 2015
Aroma: ridiculous amount of diacetyl, roasted malts, iron, alcohol. Appearance: clear copper color, almost no head. Taste: iron, sweet, caramel, diacetyl, alcohol. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, butter. Overall: Politely speaking it’s a shit.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (474) - - APR 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 Deep brown color with firm head. Aroma of caramel, oak, roasted malts. Taste is the same with low carbonation and little bitterness. ok beer. Re-rate 30.7.2015: Pours dark brown haze colour with cremy light brown head. Carbontion is low. Aroma with mild notice of an alcohol, with hits of rhum, but prevails sweet notes of hazelnuts, honey, caramel and plums. Flavor is very similar: mild notes of an alcohol, with hints of rhum, hazelnut, cacao, vanilla, caramel and plums. Malt sweetness is high, hop bitterness is low. Body is soft/ sticky, carbonation low. Very proper beer, even for maturing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1669) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 7, 2015
Couleur brune avec reflets, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez de caramel et sucre cuits, gelatine sucrée. Gout de caramel cuits avec pudding, arome vanillé puis note fruitée, sucrée et note de chêne puis petite amertume en fin de bouche. Complexe mais très agréable. Subtile et douce sur le caramel et sucre, le tout vieilli avec du chêne.Pas mal

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotaman14 (309) - Potsdam, GERMANY - APR 7, 2015
Rather weak aroma of caramalts. Taste has a medium bitterness, balanced out by a raisin-like sweetness. Interesting marzipan aftertaste. Dry and medium bodied on the palate, slick carbonation.


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