Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: English Strong Ale
Burnley, England


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask: Regular.
Introduced in 1982 at 5% abv.
Light golden, award-winning beer with a full, malty flavour which is soft and crisp, leading to a sweet, fruity aftertaste and soft, citrus nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1650) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of soft toffee, butterscotch, slight vegetable, subtle fruitcake and floral hops. Taste of soft toffee, butterscotch, slight pine, some apple, straw, a little dark fruit and floral hops. Medium bodied and a slightly oily texture. A dry, quite harsh, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. A few years ago I enjoyed this beer but examining the core flavours I found it boring and unappealing. Below average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, floral, grassy, taste is similar, quite sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2578) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Cask union rooms batley. Golden ok white head. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is same ok bitterness. Medium body. Not really an English strong ale bittter at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask - hazy golden with a thin white head, good lacing. Aroma of earth and soil with some hints of fruits, apples and butterscotch. Taste of apple, wheat and hay with some malts followed by butterscotch and light bitterness to finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (373) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2016 Really excellent strong English beer. Lovely malt flavours. One of the best I?ve ever tasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Cask at JDW, Balham. Pours a light amber gold with a slightly off white head. Light maltiness in the aroma, not much else. Medium body, light carbonation. Quite creamy and cakey malty, it's sweet with caramel and a little dark fruit and ripe pear. Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (3901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2014
0,5 in cask @ St. Urho’s. Pours clear amber with a low soapy head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is fruity malts with some hops and nuts. Low carbonation even for a real ale. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
On cask at white horse, edgworth. A dull rather vegetal taste. Bland and can't recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Cask in the Swatter’s Carr, Middlesbrough. An amber ale with a white head. Quite fruity with some medicine notes. Not quite how I remember it from previous times. OK but nothing more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford. Poured a clear, deep golden colour, with a dense white head and excellent lacing. Interesting aroma of berries, flowery hop and cloves. Initial flavours of peppery hop, caramel, biscuit and grass. Finish was hop resin, straw and lingering spice. A rather unique brew; still good.

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