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

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RATINGS: 1183   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.


Leonardoisper's rating

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Leonardoisper (9) - - DEC 24, 2013
Fantastica cerveja. Vale a experiência de experimentar esta cerveja. O envelhecimento em barrica dá uma característica única a esta cerveja.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sccp1910 (158) - BRAZIL - JUN 21, 2016
Aroma forte, lembrando uma bebida destilada. Cor preta e espuma bege. Sabor com notas de chocolate e paladar bem balanceado.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
datrael (129) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 17, 2016
W aromacie nieco estrów, drożdże, spory podkład słodowy - ciemny chleb, kawa. W wyglądzie rubinowo-brązowe z lekką beżową pianką. W smaku wyraźna słodowość w postaci ciemnego chleba, kakao, w tle nuty owocowe, kojarzące się z kompotem wiśniowym ale takim mało słodkim. Czuć też nuty dębowe. Spore wysycenie, ciało dość wodniste, nieco przypominające dry stouta. Przyjemnie rozgrzewa, mimo w sumie średniej zawartości alkoholu. Całkiem dobre piwo, bardzo przyjemne w degustacji

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (749) - Pula, CROATIA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle 0.33l. Clear mahogany color, soft beige head. Smell of dark fruits and caramel, perfume, a hint of spices, some wooden notes but not much. Medium body and carbonation. Strong taste of caramel, wood, some dark fruits, could taste alcohol, spices.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Olimpio (8) - - JUN 16, 2016 does not count
Estilo old Ale, escura, corpo médio, espuma pouco consistente característica das old Ale. Aroma pouco marcante, paladar delicado. Fácil sentir o torrado de caramelo. Vale sim.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nephirem (138) - CROATIA - JUN 7, 2016
Pours deep amber color with creamy, long lasting off-white head. Smell is malts, toffee, caramel and biscuits. Medium body with regular carbonation. Taste is mildly bitter with somewhat sweet aftertaste. Aroma of malts, toffee, caramel, dark fruits and berries. Traces of alcohol. Kinda cake-like mouthfeel, very pleasant. Finish is dry with lasting alcohol burn on the tongue. Overall, excellent. Tasty one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (740) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
Klares dunkles rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, süßlich, Karamell, etwas fruchtig, Punsch, leicht bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1265) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2016
(Bottle - Strong Suffolk Vintage Ale) Pours clear deep ruby brown with loose short-lived tan head. Nice aroma - toffee, fruity esters and hints of veges. Medium bodied, good carbonation. Taste is unusual and pleasant. There’s a lot going on. Toffee sweetness with some light fruitiness is prominent at the start. This is steadily replaced by woody and then bitter hoppy flavours, although the toffee notes linger in the long finish. An unusual and very drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krigla (177) - SLOVENIA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear, dark brown colour with medium, creamy tan head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, raisins and some caramel. Taste follows the aroma. Aftertaste is bitter-sweet. Overall really good one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (622) - PORTUGAL - MAY 17, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 (style 17B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: complex aroma of malt and fruity esters with notes of caramel, toffee, some dried figs and a background vinous Port-like aroma with slight cask notes. APPEARANCE: dark amber color and translucent with ruby body against light. low light brown head with poor retention. TASTE: complex flavor with predominant vinous notes like a fine Port or Madeira, complemented by a slight cask tone. malt flavor is medium-high with notes of caramel and slight biscuit. low bitterness with an almost dry finish. slight sweet malt balance. PALATE: medium body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a very nice and complex Old Ale that is a very good style example.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6378) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
How: Bottle, as Green King Strong Suffolk Dark Ale.
Where: Had at home.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, liquorice.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, liquorice, caramel.


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