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


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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle Conditioned.
Pipkin pale malt, Crystal malt and maltose syrup. Challenger and Goldings hops. Morland’s original yeast.

Eckato's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Poured and opaque reddish orange with a large white head. Aroma was a tad metallic and tasted malty (which I like). This is a decent English Ale, not super bitter, and has the makings for a long night if one had six more of these. Nothing great...but would never say no.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rafael52 (561) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Kolor: bursztynowy: klarowny.
Piana: dość obfita, szybko się dziurawi i opada.
Zapach: owocowy, trochę czerwonych, ciemnych owoców oraz zielone jabłko, słodowy, lekko alkoholowy.
Smak: pełnia w kierunku niskiej, słodowe, lekko karmelowe, z nutami ciemnych owoców, goryczka w kierunku niskiej, wyraźnie alkoholowe.
Wysycenie: średnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of malt and seder bread. Clear bright amber brown color, smooth two-finger beige head, strips of lace. Taste is brisk malt that adds a simple jolt of carbonation on the swallow before moving smoothly through a long, lightly bittered finish. A well-balanced, easy-to-drink brew that seems lighter than 6.5% abv. Recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerwazy (15) - Legnica, POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Aroma: caramel malt note, a lot of english hops which I sense floral herb and baccy (US: tobacco). Fruit notes come after few second when beer warm up a little bit. Perfect for style. Apperance: amber, minimal head, tan foam. Taste: medium bitterness to high bitter. Ideal for style and me. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, bitter. Perfect! In my opinion best beer style and this one is good flagship english hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (836) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bold caramel toffee aroma. A clear cinnamon colored body with a finger thick off-white head. A caramel toffee malt taste with some mild bitterness. Has a strong malt character yet is very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Horo (186) - POLAND - OCT 25, 2015
zapach białej butelki, troszkę cytrusów i ziół. Kolor miedziany, piana dość obfita, ale pozostająca cienką warstwą. Trochę biszkoptowe, karmelowe i nuty kawy, goryczka bardzo wyraźna, trochę alkoholowej goryczy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czlowiekwiadro (534) - POLAND - OCT 24, 2015
zapach delikatny, słodowy, sporo zieleni, trawy, białej butelki. odrobina cytrusów i przypraw. kolor miedziany, klarowny, lekko opalizujący. piana w kolorze złamanej bieli, dość obfita, średnio trwała, ale pozostaje cienką, dość trwałą warstwą. w smaku pełne, biszkoptowe, karmelowe, lekki popiół, pełne ale nie słodkie. goryczka bardzo wyraźna, mocna - czysta, ziołowa. lekko ogonkowe posmaki połączone z lekko alkoholową goryczą, ale nie jest to tutaj wada, a zaleta. nasycenie wysokie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mingos (63) - 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 (984) - 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 (297) - - 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 (1408) - 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.

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