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


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RATINGS: 1085   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2015
Acastanhada com nuances de rubi, pouco espuma mas persistente. Brilhante. Aromas de caramelo, frutas vermelhas, biscoito, acidez. Na boca, frutas secas. Corpo médio. Aftertaste inicialmente ácido, seco, aquecimento sutil.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (669) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 10, 2015
330 ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt, toffee and caramel. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Galvatron (6) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Aroma of sugars and toffees. Dark reddy brown. Strong flavours. Dark toffee and a smokey taste. Decent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (141) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Vinigummi doft, socker, frukt, söt. Smaken av gammal julstrumpa, unken källare, jästig. Söt, mörk malt, vinigummi, nåt godis & mörk torkad frukt. Samt malt bas. Gammal lagrad på ekfatssmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2811) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is melted sugar. Flavour is burnt toffee, dry nutty sugar finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mad_Ferret (711) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark red/copper with a 2 finger beige bubbly head. Aroma: Licorice root, caramel, leather, dark fruit, raisin, buttery toffee, some faint vanilla bourbon. Taste: sweet, caramel, licorice, burnt sugar, slight woody finish. Mouthfeel is sticky and medium bodied with slight frisk carbonation. Oily. Mostly sweet and without any finer nuances.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimusPrimed (83) - SPAIN - DEC 24, 2014
Nice dark colour and strong flavour. Very good for a dark, damp winter evening. Poured from bottle to glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
majkelr (129) - Lębork, POLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Aromat winne, brandy, suszone owoce, śliwki, trochę drewna. W smaku słodkie z lekką nutą kwaskową, trochę winne. Fajnie rozgrzewające, ale nie czuć alkoholu. Ciekawe piwo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sugram (93) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
Dark brown. Beige head. Aroma beef jerky, water, smoke, malts. Taste is sweet at the beginning and finishes with light to medium bitterness. Notes of berries. There were some kind of taste what I didn’t like. Couldn’t figure out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1345) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
A dark reddish brown coloured beer with a frothy light beige head. A light malty aroma, plenty of dark caramel, toffee, red fruit and toasted bread. Medium mouthfeel. A dry taste to start, nutty and toasted bread is followed by a mouth filling smooth flavour of red fruit, caramel and toffee. The finish is smooth with the fruit and caramel lingering on.

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