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Brewed by Hopdaemon
Style: English Strong Ale
Sittingbourne, England

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, caramalt, wheat malt. Fuggles and Bramling Cross hops.
"At Hopdaemon we have balanced the complex flavours of traditional malt varieties with the richness of Kentish hops to create Leviathan a strong ruby ale that conditions naturally in the bottle."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7983) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2004
Fully hazy orange-amber; amber-yellow head, irregular, fast dwindling. Perfumed, vanilla, cardemom peel nose. Touch smoked flavour, tobacco-ashes. Quite some hops, not exactly the best IMO. Lots of malt, giving some (bitter) chocolate in the finish + more tobacco. Medium bodied. Mineral water feel, refreshing despite the dark malts. Nice beer, but only a Brit would call a 6% ABV beer a "strong" ale...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2005
A slightly sweet red-brown beer. Fruity and nutty. The aroma isn’t very distinctive. Some bitterness on the finish. Pleasant, but not very imposing for a strong ale. Cask (gravity), White Cliffs Festival, February 2005.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2007
A Sim rate (bottle at Chris O’s Shindig): Smell and flavour of apple - green apple according to Shane. Slightly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6784) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma, spicy notes too, perhaps caramel. Flavor starts moderate sweet, light acidic, light bitter finish. Creamy texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5648) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Sampled at GBWF13 Clear amber. Light toffee in the aroma. Sweet toffee and tidbits in the flavour. Low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5392) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2012) - Copper coloured. Dried fruit, sultanas and toffee in the aroma. Malty and sweet taste with notes of malt, toffee and grapefruit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5236) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2002
Big hit of hops at first, then the fruit - slightly sour, a bit honeyed, mildly sweet. Some grapefuit, melon, passion fruit. Some rust, some fluff covered barley-sugar left in an old raincoat for a couple of months, a splash of cough mixture, and a hint of WD40. Not a bad little drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4923) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2012
12/IV/2012 - 500ml bottle @ The Goods Shed (Canterbury) - BB: X/12 (2012-347) Thanks to Thomas for sharing the beer!

Clear red brown beer, small beige head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: fruity, sweet malts, some caramel, touch of vegetables, barnyard. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sweet, malty, fruity, hint of chocolate, little bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, little sweet, some banana.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4865) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2006
Ligt brown with a reddish note. Small head.Nice caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavours with grapefruit hoppiness, yieldng a dry finish. Full-bodied and soft. A well-above average strong ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4807) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
bread, light alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, light bitter finish.


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