RateBeer
overall
96
93
style
Brewed by Greene King
Style: Old Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


stryk's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stryk (30) - Farsta, - MAR 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Duvel glas, bottle. nice head with, reddish ruby brown appearance. Caramel, oak and cherry, cookie dough, hints of raisins and citrus. Enjoyable long spicy aftertaste. One of the better British ales but nothing breath-taking. A nice and solid experience. Yes Please again sometime. Hard to get here in Sweden.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3270) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Very dark brown. Some sweet caramel malts in the aroma. Flavour is quite sweet with caramel and a hint of liquorice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sjoerdve (87) - - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. I'm not really a fan of the dark beers, but this is an exception. It's really complex and if you think wine, you wouldn't be wrong. Would recommend in certain situations ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puren (37) - POLAND - OCT 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Piana słaba, szybko znika Aromat buczyna, słůd, stare meble, skůra, troszkę koniak, estry, wędzone owoce Smak lekko kawa, karmel słodki, koniak Odczucie půłpełne, słodkie, z lekką goryczką karmelowo-alkoholową Lacing szczątkowy

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charlotte (4272) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with medium head. Aroma of dark dried fruits and caramel medium body and slight bready mouth feels slight vinous with mild fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artyom (488) - Osijek, CROATIA - OCT 16, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is toasted malt and caramel. Taste is sweet with strong caramel notes. Medium body and average carbonation. Overall itís very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
0.5l bottle poured in a chalice. Great beer! Classic English Ale. A: Beautiful deep amber color with a thin beige head which dissipates quickly leaving very few lacings S: Caramel malts (and some notes of roasted malts), toffee, dark fruits (plums and grapes, mainly), wood, brown bread, yeasts, flowery hops and a bit of alcohol in the end. Sophisticated T: Delicious. Complex as the nose. A little bit sweet. Caramel malts and dark fruits in the beginning. Woody (reminds red wine). Very well balanced bitterness (the taste of fresh hops is impressive) M: Medium body. Low to medium carbonation which reminds a traditional English Bitter. Delicious bitterness D: High. Very mild and smooth Beer. A winner, no doubt! [ BA Review @ 6/28/2010 ]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1346) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Good coffee and fruit aroma. Dark, very smooth, hints of fruit, chocolate and coffee, flavours arenít too strong but itís pleasantly drinkable. Decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (714) - - OCT 14, 2014
Pours a dark amber color. Aroma and taste is caramel, malts, and dark fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (864) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
330ml bottle from Tesco. As the name suggests this beer is dark deep amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma has sweet stewed fruit, the taste also has this, but had a alcohol warmth, that suggests more than the 6% abv. The bottle says blended with a proportion of 5X, just not sure what the proportion would be, low I guess.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
etwas bitter, sonst ok ---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 104


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50