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Brewed by Milton
Style: English Strong Ale
Cambridge, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7991) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2008
Cask, Burton Summer Fest 08. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are biscuit malts with lemon and some sourness. Floral with hints of metal. Flavours are honeyed sweetness and citrus ith grapefruit. Herbal with floral notes and some sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2008
(Cask at Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London, 5 Aug 2008) Amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity nose with notes of mandarin, orange, apricots and fresh hops. Fruity taste with orange, mandarin and fres notes of citrussy hops in the finish. Nice strong ale with a lovely hop character.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Gravity, Banbury beer festival. Bright gold, translucent white head. Black current, black berry, a bit of husky grain. Light marmalade and berry sweetness, a little thin for all the sweetness, and kind of hot. Not quite up to the usual standards for Milton. I had this on the Thursday of the festival. I wonder if it settled down and mellowed by the time Fin and Glen had it? Have to find it again...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10021) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’08. Copper gold with white head. Full with a strong alcohol note, heavy body with a slight roasted background. There is a dry fruitiness, almost apricot in the beer, as is usual with Milton beers, really well brewed to deliver the hop notes which were dry and spicy. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival 09-05-08 Pours warm gold with a tiny thin white head, warming sweet honey flavours, spicy hops this is really rather nice although it can be just a tad cloying at times, still an impressive beer and reminds me just a little of Oakham.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2008
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper amber. Delightfully sweet malty aroma. Fruity taste with pear, apple and other luscious stuff. Gentle bitterness. Unsubtle, yes, but very enjoyable..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2008
Cask at the Bell, Nottingham. This copper beer has an enjoyably rich palate, a floral aroma, and a fruity flavour with lots of lemon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evilempire (132) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
A red ale with fruity overtones. not as hoppy as I usually like, but a very drinkable red ale with no alcohol burn, nicely balanced

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask. Citric hoppy nose, mainly grapefruit. Nice dust and creamy mellow hoppy flavour. Straight down the line but a typically scrumptious Milton offering.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Cask (gravity) at the Lion Inn beer festival, Basford, Nottingham. On the Deep Black stag crawl. A rather up-front flavoured beer; smoky malts, fruity mouthfeel, a little too unsubtle for me to really love it.


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