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


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RATINGS: 1098   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olie (21) - Greater London, - NOV 16, 2012
Lovely reddish brown colour, with a light head. Aroma of hay, raisins, apricot. Flavour combines fruity, strawberries, cherries, with a slighty sour complexity and bready taste. Would love to taste unblended 5x. Why does a brewery capable of making such an interesting, complex beer mostly make such boring stuff?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (372) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2015
Pours darkest ruby, almost black. Tan thick head. Aroma is butterscotch, milk chocolate, cola, furfural. Dense, powerful, round. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3792) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order (bu). Amber color, some foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; malty, dried fruits, choclate, light coffee. Medium/full body & complexity. On the sweet side, but the carries it ok. Enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ruprecht_007 (678) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2015
Barva: černá, pěna držící,krémová. Vůně: nádherná chlebově karamelová. Chuť: hutné plné tělo,sladový nástup, vyvážený střední říz, příjemný chmelový dozvuk, chlebová chuť. Nádherné pivo

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leosanches (42) - - MAY 15, 2015
Cerveja escura, acobreada e sem presença de espuma; preenche muito bem o copo ideal. O aroma é diferenciado, com o toque amadeirada se sobressaindo, o que convida à prova com o caráter aconchegante. Também é possível notar as frutas vermelhas secas. O sabor é uma continuação do aroma, o que faz com que a experiência seja excelente, com a profundidade do toque amadeirado e das frutas vermelhas ajudando o pálato, que poderia ser um pouco mais encorpado. O aftertaste é agradável e guarda notas de carvão levemente defumado. Excelente cerveja para carnes e para o inverno.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (610) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
330 ml, flaske, 6,0 % ABV, BB: 18/06/16, købt i Fakta på Strandvejen i Hellerup, 14. maj 2015. Mørkebrun Old Ale, filtreret, med rødlig nuance i modlys. Fin moccafarvet skumkrone, som svinder til 1/2 cm efter kort tid. Noter af whisky, træ og ristet malt rammer næsen i indledningen. Senere fremkommer en mere sødlig aroma af frugt, jordbær? Dejlig bittersød smag med god dybde i bitterheden. Denne Ale føles større smagsmæssigt, end den er, og den indeholder en dejlig tør mundfølelse. Sødmen er let til middel fyldig med en middel bitterhed i rigtig fin balance. Intet surt eller salt hér. Karboneringen er på et niveau under medium og klæder øllet smukt. Kroppen er middel fyldig og konsistensen glat. Virkelig velsmagende Ale og fantastisk godt køb til prisen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (374) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2015
bottle poured dark with a rich malty fruit aroma the taste was complex almost fragrant with a range of fruity caramel malt woody flavours & a very sweet finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadShaolin (100) - - MAY 12, 2015
Oaky, hay, oranges, biscuit. Very smooth and round. Juicy. Great brew with a clip of earthy hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McSherman (286) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
Dunkelrot braun, fast wie Cola. Schnell zerfallender Schaum. Aroma ist vielversprechend: Karamell, Holz, Butteraroma. Geschmack: Malzig süß, karamell, etwas getrocknete Früchte, Sherry. Abgerundet durch eine leichte Bitternote. Tolles Bier!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2015
Some oak and a light caramel toffee aroma. Dark maroon pour with OK head. Bitter and sweet and light sour finish. Not super interesting. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (399) - Udine, ITALY - APR 22, 2015
Bottle 0.5L. Slightly hazy, brown body with reddish nuances; Average, frothy, tan head, mostly diminishing with some lacing though. Moderate malty (roasted, caramel) aroma with notes of red fruits, raisin, light chocolate and nuts. Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with a moderate bitterness, more evident in the long-lasting finish (nuts?). Medium-to-full body with oily-to-creamy texture; soft carbonation.

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