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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: English Strong Ale
Middleton, England

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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Bottle; Pasteurised.
Brewed for over 50 years. Named after farm workers who tried to rake the moon from a Middleton stream. The cask version won CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear light to medium brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, dark fruits, raisin, plum, roasted notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (010908)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31016) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours almost clear golden deep amber with a lacing white head. Dense caramel malty aroma with a light bitterness. Mild fruity and caramelish malt flavoured with a light spice note showing through. Sweet lasting flavour. Lasting caramelish and sweet finish. Smooth and simple.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw as well as light notes of fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of joergen. Pours a clear, reddish amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Quite full-bodied, some fruit, caramel and a fairly bitter finish with prominent alcohol notes. 310808

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with a emdium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread with notes of dried fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, dried fruits, rye bread and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender ever). Coppery/amber colour with surprisingly big slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some fruity and grassy hops as well as wooden notes. Slight alcoholic/raisiny sweetness. Flavour is quite much with the same. Caramel malts being the strongest. Aftertaste gets quite bitter. As it gets warmer the alcohol starts showin more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head.. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
6th April 2010
Clear red - brown beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Rich malt, unsweet toffee and Port Wine fruit notes. A little creamy with subtle banana and bubblegum esters. Hop coming through at the end. Well joined up and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14381) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle at Cockney Pub, Århus
Dark brown color, with red shades; big creamy head. Deep malty aroma, with a lemony touch. There is a strong caramel flavor, with a light residual sweetness, but without the expected malt, not rich enough, and with a medium boring final.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle at home ... nice copper colour ... uninspired caramel hop nose ... sweet toffee fruity little syrupy ... odd metalic linger that lets it down a bit


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