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

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RATINGS: 1097   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Poured from 500ml bottle. Opaque, dark brown with a 1-finger khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of toffee, dark malt, dark fruit and caramel. Taste of toffee, biscuits, dark malt, prunes, plums, mild smoked meat and caramel with a sweet nutty finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Very malty, but wit an interesting complex character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (491) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Intermarche, Zielona Góra, Poland.
Kasztanowe piwo z pianą na dwa palce i winnym, lekko owocowym i trochę żywicznym aromacie. W smaku ciężkie, początkowo słodkawo-owocowe i karmelowe, szybko jednak zdominowane przez półwytrawne, winne i koniakowe nuty.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
llkc (629) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
meget svag duft den der er er malt sød og en smule kedelig en svag kant er metal. smag: malt sød. lidt karamel malt. meget standart kedelig øl. en smule smag af vanilje rosin dadler

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andreasnatanael (7) - - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
Pint fra flaske. MHT 01-06-16. Maltprofilen er klart til stede; tydelig sødmefulde noter af karamel, brunt farin også mørkt chokolade, lidt brændthed og lakrids. Dertil også nogen humlebitterhed ved citrusnoter. Fin mindre råhvid cremet skumkrone, mest aftagende, efterladende sparsomt og lavtsiddende blonder. Kroppen er mørk, farven er næsten sort, men også nøddebrun. Startende sødme; karamel og nogen bitterhed; røget, citrus, dertil også rålakrids, samt nøddet. Derefter tager sødmen til og balanceres fint med stadig mere bitterhed, en lille smule surhed til allersidst. Kroppen er medium, vandet og med blød kulsyre, afsluttende tørhed og lettere metalisk. En meget lækker engelsk mørk ale i udemærket balance!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5336) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
light malty aroma,red, clear, off white foam, light sweetness,lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, fizzy, light dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alkolas510 (817) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
Mörkbrun litet skum. Doftar och smakar mest lakrits och lite ek. Lagrad 2år på ekfat!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2015
330 ml bottle as Strong Suffolk Dark Ale. Clear deep amber body with a rather small beige head. Not very strong, but quite nice aroma of light roasted malt, caramel, toast and some dry fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, mild roasted, caramel, toast, hint of dry fruit, brown sugar, slightly woody and moderate bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste. Totally OK, but nothing extraordinary really.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy_Luke (552) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Kolor miedziany z beżową, obfitą pianą. W aromacie nuty słodowe, karmel, W smaku raczej słodkie, trochę kwaskowate. Średnie piwo...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Milter (266) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
330 ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt, toffee and caramel. Sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours dark amber with beige head. Fruity and malty aroma. Sweet, malty, caramel, fruits, spices in flavor. Sourish nite is present as well.


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