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


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RATINGS: 1091   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.

mik82's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mik82 (34) - - DEC 6, 2005
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pleased to find this one lurking on the shelves. Reddish brown colour with a good depth of flavour and slightly sweet finish. Not really a beer to drink lots of but a nice treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McSherman (259) - 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 (4904) - 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 (390) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reconqvista (245) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 19, 2015
Deep red-brown color beer with a white head that does not last much. Aroma includes caramel, roasted malt, wood and some light fruit notes. Flavor is sweet with some bitterness and alcohol reminders. Body is medium and carbonation is low. Dry, crispy and long end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (378) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 19, 2015
500ml bottle from apivo.ru. Pours dark brown with a soapy beige head. Aroma of caramel, butter and some smokiness. Rich taste of caramel, dark malts and butter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (807) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Caramel aroma, with strong wooden notes. Beer is clear, dark brown, with nice head. In taste it’s not that caramel as it is in aroma, but still a bit. Except that there are a wooden notes, a bit of bitterness. It’s very well carbonated, the mouth feel is really great. It’s a very good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (164) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Kolor: ciemnobursztynowy, brązowy.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała.
Zapach: sporo aromatów ciemnych owoców, śliwek, rodzynek, daktyli, w tle lekkie nuty melanoidynowe, opiekane.
Smak: średnia pełnia, sporo nut ciemnych owoców i melanoidyn jak w aromacie, goryczka średnia, lekko taninowa, delikatne posmaki winne.
Wysycenie: średnie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Japalo (1368) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle @home. Small head. Dark clear Amber brown. Roasted sweet flavours. Very light body and taste for 6%. Not much oak for a 2 year old aged vintage!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChristianHR (217) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
The smell is very sweet with hints of caramel, caramel and caramel. Pours clear brown with a white head. Taste a lot of caramel with a finish of oak and roasted malt. A very nice and smooth beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
peponi (633) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 8, 2015
Aroma: ridiculous amount of diacetyl, roasted malts, iron, alcohol. Appearance: clear copper color, almost no head. Taste: iron, sweet, caramel, diacetyl, alcohol. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, butter. Overall: Politely speaking it’s a shit.

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