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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%
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2008
On gravity at Swindon BF 30/10/08. Deep gold in colour with next to no head. Sweetish malt aroma with orange fruit, caramel and some spicy hops. Flavour was also sweet, with marmalade, fruit cake and grassy hops. A bit overpowering.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15071) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2011. Very deep ruby colour with lasting beige head. Looks in good condition. Smells herby. Settles down a bit into a solid dark ale. Ends up ok with some raspberry and dark fruits. It got better.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1398) - 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.

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   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...

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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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