Brewed by Greene King
Style: English Strong Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle Conditioned.
Pipkin pale malt, Crystal malt and maltose syrup. Challenger and Goldings hops. Morland’s original yeast.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice cream head. Malt and light citrus aroma. Malt and caramel flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with light woodsiness and light citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mingos (51) - Gdańsk, POLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Amber coloured clear beer with a 1 finger off white head that quickly dissipates. Yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Aroma: caramel, a bit of honey, herbs, a metallic note. Sweet fruit pop up after a while. Taste: caramel, bread, hint of toastiness and a nice hoppy herbal counterpoint. Medium to strong bitterness. Medium to high carbonation, medium body. Slightly oily texture. A rather nice brew. The aroma and taste are pleasantly complex and well balanced. It would make a near perfect beer if not for the poor head appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (710) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Kolor ciemnego bursztynu. W aromacie lekko gorzkawe. W smaku nuty czerwonych owoców i goryczka. Przyjemy owocowy smak, plus nuta goryczki. Niskie wysycenie. Całkiem niezłe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bedzinianin06 (213) - - SEP 8, 2015
Barwa ciemnobursztynowa. Piwo klarowne. Piana średnio obfita, średnie pęcherze - generalnie raczej średnia. W aromacie bardzo słodowe, lekko owocowe, estrowe. Wysycenie średnie, goryczka średnio wysoka, lekko łodygowa. Piwo średnio-pełne. Musowanie gazu fajnie się komponuje z lekko oleistością. W smaku słodowe. Są też nuty chmielowe, ziołowe. NIe ma nudy, ale raczej standard. Może lekko karmelowe, owocowe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1290) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
A rough frothy ale with good vinous aroma where little vanilla reveals itself. It has a very soft and delicate mouth feel with light fruit notes of melon and tart berry reveals itself. It is also slightly vinous in its expression and it has a good balance of malt and fruit, so that even little caramel may appear on the tongue in the aftertaste. Although the terms of taste is far from the type, I can not quite help it, but think a bit of Scottish Innis & Gunn, there are some common features - possibly vanilla. Hop bitterness is gentle, and it fits really well to this ale is allowed to retain its fruit and malt balance for a long time. A real typical British ale that only they can brew it. 6.5% alcohol? - No, it tastes not, but its warmth and humor increasing effect is not failing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
soltys (91) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2015
I like it - nice aroma of caramel, a hint of roasted malts. Nice smooth taste. I like the silkness of this beer, felt in mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (14421) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle from Carrefour, Lodz. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Light dry and light bitter finish. 150815

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
terefere (305) - Durham, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber, clear, average head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, bread. Taste of malts, caramel, hint of fruits, yeast, biscuit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marek13 (208) - Brzesko, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
----- I’ve tried it before joining to the RateBeer. ----- Date of tasting: 06.01.15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
majkelr (249) - Lębork, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Aromat karmelowy, owocowy, herbatniki, ziołowy, słodki. W smaku ciężkie, słodkie, słodowe, owocowe, karmelowe. Niska, ziołowa goryczka. Za bardzo nagazowane i alkoholowe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PLN_Beatz (103) - POLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Sweet, carmel notes in aroma, same notes in taste. Amber colour with good foamy. Overall nice beer.

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