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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask; Regular. Previously 7.5%.
There’s a story about some farm labourers who thought that the reflection of the moon in a pond, not far from our brewery, was a lovely truckle of Lancashire cheese. They tried to rake it out, but ended up falling in. You might find a pint of this stuff just as mesmerising.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2009
Cask @ The Rain Bar, Manchester M1. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish fruity mallty dark fruit aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty dark fruit flavor. Has a sweet fruity dark fruit finish with some hints of caramel in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2008
Cask @ EBF 2008. Beautiful deep amber body with a thin beige head. Aroma is caramel and dry fruit. Flavor is caramel malt, dry fruit, alcohol and light acidity. Harmonic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Gravicask at The Bricklayers Arms Lancashire Fest, 15th Sept 2007. Rich dark brown appearance. Sweet aroma but with a hint of sourness. Toffee flavours with a clinging, coating mouthfeel. Nice stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2007
Dark brown coloured, rather still and headless. Kinda earthy, plumy, strongly caramelly nose with light apple notes. What dominated though remains the stale breadiness, mostly in mouth and the absence of a carbonation does not help to get rid of that idea. Raisin and mango notes grow on, but the palate is dead and does not carry the sweetness too well. Barley sugar and alcohol indeed fill the finish. Not very polished.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
Cask @ The Bricklayer’s Arms, Lancashire Beer Festival. Copper coloured with no head. Sweet nose of pineapple and caramel. Barley, toffee and again pineapple in the taste with a syrupy palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, raisin, dry fruit, plums, mint. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic, light light acetic (ala vinegar) with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber colour, not much head. Aroma is raisins, wood and quite glueish hops. Flavour is wooden, roasted, quite hayish, plummy and really bitter. A bit off-balance, otherwise nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Ramsgate beer fest. Distinct aroma of manure and shellfish with some hints of malt. Dark red brown body with no head. Sweet flavour with tangy apple and dark fruit notes with plenty of malt. Mellow fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A hazy red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is very light with sweet notes of prunes and alcohol. The flavor is very simple - especially considering the strength - malt, caramel, prunes, and alcohol, the latter burning the tongue, and slightly in the throat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
Cask Deep amber-brown, small darkish head. Very perfumy, complex esters, wood, vinous nose. Sweet taste, with Swiss chocolate, vinous notes, grapes or other berry mash, plums, and in the background I’d say a whiff of balsamic vinegar. Full bodied, obvious alcoholwarming. One of my all-time favourites. A British cask ale to stand amongs the best Belgian strong ales.


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