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

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RATINGS: 1195   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.


raisedfist86's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Valentine’s present to myself and so good... Aroma is malty as hell. Toffee, liquor, oak--it’s all there. Taste is sweet & the lightest hint of sour. It feels light on the tongue and goes down smooth. I could drink this for weeks on end.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (536) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2016
Sehr andersartig. Klassisch dunkle Aromen und Flavours die man am ehesten mit einem Old Ale assoziieren würde, paaren sich bereitwillig mit fruchtiger Hoppyness und süsslichen Dubbel/Quadrupelverweisen. Das alles in einem schlanken Alekorpus. 0,5/2,50€. Bottle. Aus Flensburg.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bitek (419) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Suszone owoce, nuty winne, ciasteczkowa słodowość, nieco karmelu i słodkiej czekolady. Średnio pełne, nieco taniczne. Wysycenie średnie, goryczka niska. Fajne piwo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuszek (1094) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Ruby-brown color, rich head, good lacing. Nice aroma of red fruits, biscuits and wood. Sour sweet taste with fruity and woody notes. Fruity aftertaste. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Tummanruskea ale, siirappinen makea tuoksu. Maussa toffeemaisuutta. Makea. Jättää kuitenkin jälkeensä kuivan viskimäisen maun.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ferguimara (12) - - AUG 8, 2016
Dark mahogany coloured with a thin head. Has a strength but retains a lot of flavour, namely dark fruits and a small earthiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sumo234 (20) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - AUG 8, 2016
Nice aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, coffee . Nice balance. Not too sour. Very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Orange_times (158) - UKRAINE - AUG 5, 2016
Pours in dark ruby colour with off white medium head, no lacing. Aroma of ruby porto, wood cask. Medium sweet, ligthly bitter, no sourness. Full body, medium carbonization, sweet bitter aftertaste. One of favorite beers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puredelusion (258) - Lviv, UKRAINE - AUG 1, 2016
0.3 bottle. Pours dark ruby color with medium, mostly lasting off-white head. Soft carbonation, medium to full body. Aroma of wood, portwaine, malt, dust. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, woody, caramel. Finish is medium long, sweet, somewhat astringent, warm alcoholic notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwipete (1) - pembroke Cres, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2016 does not count
This is Ok.... I would have liked to have seen an abv of 8 or more to make it a barley wine

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1365) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
En meget god øl. Den er fyldt med smag af mange slags bær og frugt. Det er godt øl det her!


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