Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: English Strong Ale
Burnley, England


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Gravicask at The Bricklayers Arms Lancashire Fest, 14th Sept 2007. Clear amber with no head. Smells of bubblegum! Brambly with a alcohol kick but ruined by a sickly sweet aftertaste and a clinging palate. I found it foul.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2007
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Golden color. Fruity esters and notes of watermelon in the aroma. Malty, toffeish and honeyish flavor with chewy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Tried at Pizza Port’s Real Ale festival from bottle. Pale orange color. Not bad, but nothing special. It was a special offering at the festival

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2006 on 18/11/06 - Good, good, good, good, good. Strong, hoppy, but refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
darkish copper color that was balanced well so that both malt and hops could be tasted. aroma was not real stong, but I dark it after sampling a barley wine. I quite liked it though. pretty decent ale. resembles a bitter more than an english strong.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7956) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
Half pint on gravity at The Ipswich Beer Festival. Amber-brown in colour. Low foamy layer. Complex brew with well balanced juicy and dried fruit. Moderate bitter finish. Almost full bodied. Extra score for the name (21.09.2006).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2006
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Colour is amber, with a dense off-white head, staying for quite a while. Nose is fruity and sweet (almost honey scented) with apricots, oranges and mandarin. Hints of sewage as well. Taste is fruity with grapefruit and caramel, rather sweet. Ends with a long bitter finish, filled with dusty, flowery hops. Malty, full body. Surprisingly sweet, but I can’t resist the lovely hoppy finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Feb, 2006Dover Fest, 2006 Nice, easy drinking well balanced strong bitter. Clean and refreshing. [3.4]
Nov, 2010 JDW Autumn Fest 2010. Smooth body - full of soft ripeness. Robust and delicious. I enjoy a good ale. [3.8]
July, 2011 JDW, Rochester. Pale yellow. Easy drinking. Laid back sherbet lemon flavour with some dusty flower pollen bitterness. OK stuff - not sure why it’s 5.1% as the body and mouthfeel are quite light. [3.0]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Cask @ Dover Festival 06: Sweetish malts balanced with some nice earthy hops. Simple, easy drinking biscuity bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Festival 2006. Golden colour. Paler than I expected. Quite fruity, with plenty of dusty hops and just a touch caramel accented malt. Very clean and fresh, with some body. All in quite good balance. No doubt this is a well made beer but it didn’t leave that much of an impression on me. Perhaps just too middle of the road in all departments.

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