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


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RATINGS: 638   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.

joshiez's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
joshiez (48) - USA - AUG 22, 2008
I’m waiting for the head on this to go down so I can taste it....and man oh man....what a head. its a light wheat color, and so thick! I could spoon this and use it for cappucino! little surprised by the smell....a little more rank than I suspected....really kinda sweet, but not fruity....little concerned.... nice taste! Clean, bright...really crisp. Its hard to make out any one individual taste in this brew....not overly malty or strong.....not bad. Not great....different. I like this...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shot (385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours copper with a huge fluffy white head. Skunky aroma with earthy hops. Pronounced earthy hops bitterness, herbal tones, citrus notes, leather. Dry, bitter finish. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Noticeable alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (369) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Butelka . Ladny bursztynowy kolor. Piana biala niska szybko zanikajaca.W zapachu slodowe nuty ale takze banany i karmel.w snaku rowniez slodkawe o owocowej zgnilej nucie z bardzo wyczuwalnym alkoholem.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Draftbutchers (4) - perugia, ITALY - APR 18, 2016 does not count
Caramel, toast aroma with hint of herbal and floral hops. Too much white foam , but a wonderful super clear deep amber colour Undrinkable overcarbed example... A waste of money and time. Probably too old bottle

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rafael52 (778) - 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 (3629) - 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 (27) - 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 (936) - 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 (205) - 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 (606) - 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 (64) - 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.

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