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


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RATINGS: 1201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

brian1233's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2003
This was a very pleasant surprise from the beer store. I picked this up on a whim since I had never seen it before... now I am going back for more tomorrow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatiF96 (57) - POLAND - SEP 17, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2016 Barwa ciemna, prawie czarna z czerwonymi przebłyskami. Biała piana która szybko jednak redukuje się do pierścienia. W aromacie dominuje karmel, palone słody z nutą alkoholu. Niskie wysycenie. W smaku przypiekany karmel, skórka chleba z minimalnym kwaskiem. Alkohol lekko wyczuwalny, grzeje po przełknięciu. Goryczka średnia. Smak długo utrzymuje się na języku. Piwo niezłe, stylowe choć trochę jednowymiarowe

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1916) - Krakow, POLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle Aroma-caramel Appearance-dark red, clear, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jultsu (745) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2016
BBE JUL-2017. 330cl pullo. Musta kohtuuvaahtoinen olomuoto, tuimahko tumma tuoksu. Suutuntuma marjaisa, dunkelmainen, alkoholi lievästi tulee läpi, maukas, tasapainoinen, kiva.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (1868) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Rasmusott. Thanks! Pours hazy dark brown with a medium brown head. Aromas of caramel, dark sweet fruits, bananas, malty, chocolate. Taste is caramel, malty, bready, light metallic, sweet, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (2323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, slight fudge, bright chocolate and some roasted malts. The taste is rather sweet with notes of bright chocolate, sweet malts, caramel, bitter nuts and dark dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (431) - Gorizia, ITALY - SEP 1, 2016
bottle labeled as dark ale. black with brown reflections, medium tan head with big bubbles, short lasting. aroma of vinegar, mold and alcohol. these aroma reflects also in the taste, mixing with a robust malty taste, light roasted, sweet and with significan alcohol presence. bitter final, with some toffee notes in the aftertaste. medium to full body, smooth texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jacobarts (78) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2016 330ml bottle shared I Skjern. Red - brown with creamy medium head. Malty aroma; toffee. Taste is sweet with low carbonation. Raisen...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (690) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bitek (439) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuszek (1145) - 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.

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