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Kingstone 1503 Tudor Ale

Brewed by Kingstone
Style: Old Ale
Chepstow, Wales


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask & Bottle conditioned, Occasional;
Is this the taste of Tudor England? A deep ruby red beer, quite different to modern beers, lightly hopped and full of complex malt overtones. Contains pale malted barley, brown malted barley, chocolate malt, smoked malt, wheat malt, malted oats, fuggles hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
500ml bottle shared with blackhaddock on a train replacement bus to the first Midlands Tasting. Pours hazy brown with a surprisingly flavoursome mix of vivid malts and plump dark fruits. Some nice coffee cake and chocolate emerging with subsequent sips. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD 23 Oct 2014. Shared with minutemat on a bus, 24 Aug 2014, cheers Mat. Pours red to dark brown with a a slight haze to Mat’s half of the bottle, my half was clear. I really enjoyed it, the aroma was a mix of malty esters, bread, biscuits and chocolate being the main smells I got. There was also a mild old and smoked feel to the whole beer, more so in the taste than the nose though. Coffee hints arrived as the beer warmed in the glass and I thought the beer was interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Nutty, coffee notes on the nose with a touch of figgy, fruity sweetness. The flavour builds on the nose with some vineousness, some bittersweet malt and a strong, dry finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (1376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle at Björn, thanks. Half fluffy and second half big bubbly grey head. Huge coffey aroma with some dark chocolate. Roasted maltiness but also a small bitterness from the dark malts. The dark malts lasts but there isn’t much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise, London. Pours clear, dark brown with a faint, foamy head. Burnt toast in the nose with some toasted cocoa as well. Bit of burnt plastic in the flavor, unfortunately, with more cocoa, earth, dirt and leather. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, lightly sweet to finish with mild earthy bitterness, burnt toast, burnt dirt, faint leather. Very meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Inrtiguing claims, not entirely lived up to in the flavour, but a subtle brew all the same with bready, chocolate, roasty, nut flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1984) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle bought at Olympia Food & Drink Fest 2009. An unfiltered beer said to be brewed in the style of Tudor England. Pours reddish/dark brown with a murky unfiltered body. Nose is real mix of malty, bread, chocolate, floral hops. taste has smokiness in there, with choc, coffee and fruity English hops. interesting beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2011
Bottled. Hazy mahogany colour, small head. Rich coffee aroma. Light-medium bodied with well rounded mouthfeelLightly roasty with lots of coffee and a whiff of smoke.Salty bitterish finish. Plesant and quite complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A dark brown beer with no head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and nuts, leading to a dry, nutty, and slightly acidic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle, Waitrose. Muddy ugly brown. The aroma hints at an oaty, chocolatey, slightly nutty and bready character. A different brew.

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