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

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RATINGS: 1183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1087) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 2, 2016
0.33l bottle as Strong Suffolk Dark Ale. Reddish amber body, thin beige head. Aroma of caramel, orange zest, figs and some vanilla. Taste of caramel, figs, dates, toast and floral hops. It really has an oaky character. I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1570) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours a copper amber with a short khaki head. Peculiar aroma, like a tar smell that wafts into the car when driving past a construction zone for paving. Buttermilk, used, but clean ashtray, and fruit aromas are also noted. Rich, not creamy, mouthfeel. The flavors are remarkably similar to what is noted in the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juggernaut84 (197) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2016
Eine Wahnsinnsfarbe. klarer Bernstein der den fehlenden Schaum gut wet macht. Das Aroma ist Malzig Honig Caramell und schön komplex. Das Holz ist super spürbar im Geachmack vor allem im Abgang. Insgesamt ist der Geschmack recht harmonisch und rund rote Früchte Karamell und Malz... Klasse

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kubmal (171) - POLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Dark brown color, medium head. Aroma of oak, caramel, vanilla and whisky. Taste is a bit sweet, low bitterness and a pleasant aftertaste of noble alcohol, suggesting a much higher abv. Very complex and surprisingly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gubihumle (540) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
Farven er mørk gylden med en flødefarvet skumkrone. Aromaen er eg, malt og frugt medens smagen er malt, modne frugter og farin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mircoas (290) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2016
33cl @ bottle. Scura inglese, bell’aspetto, aroma che si può migliorare. Gusto discreto. C’è di meglio in giro.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (2016) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
0,33l fles gedeeld met niko, suffe brownale beetje chocolade en een klein zuurtje. Niet echt de moeite waard.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1321) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Cream yellow medium head, clear dark red brown color. Aroma is berries, lilacs, rose hips, hint of cherry. Taste is quite sweet with berries, wood.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (980) - - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle for xmas. Dark with a red tinge, small biege head. Aroma is nutty and woody, some maple. Taste is sweet and savoury. Mild carbonation with a nice oily medium body. Nice surprise from greene king.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbomb65 (46) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - DEC 16, 2015
A nice deep red/brown colour with a head that recedes to almost nothing. Tasty dark fruit of dates and plums with some oak and malty,caramel sweetness. Nice and clean and good drinkability, very good.


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