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Brewed by Marble
Style: Old Ale
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Cask @ bottle conditioned; Special


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
13th December 2011
Hazy red - brown beer, very hazy. Tidy off white head. My favourite sort of palate - softish with a carbonated sting. Slightly dry. Mild creamy malt backbone. Lovely sweet hops and things. Fresh tangerine - orange and a little peach. Tropical fruits as well. Mild mint and pine and even a little red berry fruits. Finishes smooth with mild hop bitterness. Hugely drinkable and delicious. Nice one Marble!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle at JF tasting, Fullers Brewery shop- 29/12/12. Lightly hazed orange/amber with a thin off white head that retains well. Nose is hops, orange, pine, orange marmalade, apricot jam, light caramel malts. Taste comprises hops, light mango, aprict, orange backbone, light mineral tones. Full end of medium bodied with some hop bitterness in the finish. Decent stuff, an interesting hopped up take on an old ale!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle caged and corked. Poured a dark cloudy brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer that is excellent for style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11381) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
750 c&c from Malt & Vine. BBF 01/10/14 Pours lightly hazy copper with a 3.5 finger creamy/frothy beige head. Aromas of malt and fruit. Spicy even. Full bodied. Flavor is herbal, fruity and mildly spicy. Gruit? Damn tasty stuff. Definitely dryish and heading towards bitter, with some sharp spice and citrus/pine hop. Brilliant effing ale.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2316) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours a orange kissed ochre color with a big frothy three finger head. Aromas are a mix herbaceous notes balanced with ripe fruit and a slight touch of barnyard brett hints. On the palate it is very well balanced with great hop presence playing off a slightly earthy spicy maltiness thats all wrapped in a funky yeasty barrage of flavors.... brett, pear, pine, grapefruit.... YUM !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3224) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottled (I think) at Big Beers and Barley Wines. This was getting really late in the evening so the notes are cryptic at best. It was a fairly classic old ale with nice malt but also that flat, hoppy bitterness in the finish. Pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1449) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
The beer is medium to dark amber in color and pretty transparent. The head is off-white and relatively small. The aroma has a whole bunch of toasty caramel malt and pine resin-grass-mineral-orange rind hops. There’s a fruity note to the malt that leans towards peaches and apricots. Taste is closest to a strong American amber for me, though with a bit more body, I’d call it a relatively hoppy barleywine. There’s plenty of hop flavor and a health dose of bitterness. Big malt backbone of sweet caramel and toasted biscuit. Good balance between the two elements with neither the hops nor the malt really winning out clearly. Mouthfeel is smooth and appropriate. It’s a big, round mouthful of beer and drinks bigger than its abv suggests. A very good beer. I’d be interested in seeing how it ages, but I wouldn’t be shocked to prefer this one fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3647) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
On cask at Borefts 2011. Poured light amber/orange with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Medium bodied with a flavour of orange and malt. Aftertaste is sweetly hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
Bottle at Leighton’s Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, thanks to the man himself. It pours hazy amber, with a thick beige head. The nose is varnish, resin, wood, musty, spice and fruit cake. The taste is resin, wood, leaf, dark fruit, varnish, syrupy, spice and caramel, with a dry, slightly boozy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Solid stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, London. Pours cloudy gold with a fine, white head. Toffee and caramel in the aroma, some ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with lots of dry, ripe fruits and light caramel. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Medium sweet finish, some leafy bitterness, light caramel, berries and other fruits. Well balanced. Very solid beer.


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