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Brewed by Milton
Style: English Strong Ale
Cambridge, England

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Cask; Regular. Part of the Classic Range.
Deep copper coloured ale, with a rich hoppy aroma, full body, fruit and malt notes develop in the finish. Brewed with three different malts and four different varieties of hops.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1334) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Cask at the Devonshire Arms, Cambridge. Golden, clear with almost no head. Apricot, tropical fruit and seawater in the aroma. Strong alcoholic fruity taste. Unfortunately the aftertaste is astringent bordering on acrid so the whole package is brought down a notch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
Cask at The Pembury Tavern. Deep golden color, tiny white head. Aroma has some ... aromatic hops and fruits. Medium-bodied. Sweetish, malty, English hops. Nicely balanced and feels lots of than its abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Cask at the Pembury Tavern - London. Pours clear gold with a frothy, white head. The nose holds sugary malts, faint toffee, some berries. Medium sweet flavorbwith bready malts, some apricot and nectarine, dough, English yeast, faint leafy hops, orange peel. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; OK condition. Sweet finish with more bready, lightly doughy malts, faint butterscotch, ripe citrus fruits. Tasty beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2331) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Cask at The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes fruity, floral, slightly malty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, Greater London, England E8 1JH.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, hoppy, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120813]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (10635) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2012
Cask (White Horse, Parson’s Green)
Initial fleshy fruity aroma, nice sweet maltiness too. Smooth palate, sweetish. Luscious, even - so moreish. Great fruity hop aromatics in the mouth, and leaves a gentle bitter bite too. Classic pale ale, I could session this happily.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask@The Pembury Tavern, London. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and some mild citrusy notes. Flavour is fruity, floral and toffeeish along with some citrus and quite bitter hops in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Melon and sweet citrus. Medium body with a mid and full bitter. Quite a tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1458) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 2000. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear mahogany in colour with a loose white head. Strong over ripe banana aroma, long in intensity. Thick creamy mouthfeel and no lacing. Mixed complex malts give a juicy maltloaf base with rich, sweet creamy toffee pecan pie, mashed banana and maple syrup. There might have been a faint whiff of hop resins in the very brief aftertaste but heavy malt rule here. Finish is rich & heavy on the malt with almost alcoholic rum like notes tasting warming and sweet in the mouth. A superb new English Strong Ale, tasting far stronger and ABV suggests. Highly recommended in cask and worth seeking out. A very popular ale at the festival.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
Gravity cask at White Cliffs/Dover Fest 2011. Perfume aroma - like a garden spray for bugs. hint of plastic and herb. Some bitterness. Doesn’t hold together.


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