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

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RATINGS: 1058   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OxfordBeer (16) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Bottle into nonic glass. Pours a clear dark brown with medium carbonation and a small tan head that fades quickly. Nose is chocolate, roasted malt and Sweet toffee. Taste is very complex, yet somewhat dull compared to aroma. Roasted malts, nuts, some warming alcohol, but the star here is the burnt toffee. Mouthfeel is thin and watery/oily with very little carbonation and not too bitter, there is some sourness though. This watery texture works very well with this beer though.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (993) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garry_Evans (47) - HONG KONG - JAN 22, 2015
A nice winter ale, quite sweet but with pleasant nutty flavours. Dark brown with fast disappearing head. Toffee on the nose with roasted barley. Soft palate, maybe a touch too sweet but with nice nutty after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
torejh (30) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a dark amber colour with no head left. Nose of wood, dark fruits and caramel malts. Full-bodied and sweet with a malty and smoky note. The finish is smooth with a dominating note of alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenriqueBraga (106) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (513) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Galvatron (5) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (83) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2698) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is melted sugar. Flavour is burnt toffee, dry nutty sugar finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mad_Ferret (683) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimusPrimed (73) - SPAIN - DEC 24, 2014
Nice dark colour and strong flavour. Very good for a dark, damp winter evening. Poured from bottle to glass


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