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


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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle Conditioned.
Pipkin pale malt, Crystal malt and maltose syrup. Challenger and Goldings hops. Morland’s original yeast.

MBison's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle 500 ml. Poured cloudy burnt copper with a large, off-white, rocky head which was mostly lasting. A woody aroma with notes of white pepper, toffee malts, nuts, caramelized dried mixed fruits, dried apricots and hints of spiced cookies. Flavor was a light earthy hop bitterness with toffee malts, all spice, pepper, overripe peaches & apricots, caramel, wood and a spicy/warming finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, an almost chewy mouthfeel and a good length finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (534) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Opaque, amber, creamy head falling down to thin ring. Almost no lacing. Aroma of biscuits, sour cherries, spices. Impression of a Christmas ale or glühwein. Biscuits and fruits in taste, some alcohol, but it fits here. Fruity sour-sweet aftertaste. Really nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Estebanik (201) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Piana naprawd? drobna, trwala. Aromat dosc ulotny chmielowy, slodowy. W smaku ciasteczkowe, z goryczkowym finiszem. Finisz lekko alkoholowy, ale absolutnie to nie przeszkadza. Jest spoko

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PiwnyMarek (460) - Łomża, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Ujdzie. Aromat nikły, lekko alkoholowy. W kolorze herbaciane, mętne, piana słaba, lekki lacing. W smaku jest ok, ale trochę przeszkadza posmak alkoholu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mgajdaczewa (905) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 25, 2015
W aromacie nieco słodowośći, karmel, może nutka wanilii. Ok. W smaku za to nic ciekawego się ie wydarza, półpełne, nieco karmelu, więcej tosta, niska goryczka i wyraźny alkoholowy finisz odbierający radość z picia. Nie jest tragicznie, ale dobrze wcale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slautar (124) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Aromat mało intensywny - ani przeszkadza, ani zachwyca. Goryczka bliżej średniej niż niskiej, raczej przyjemna. Alkohol lekko rozgrzewa przełyk. P.S. Odbija się jak po Specjalu :-(

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
creppyiceman (71) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
(bottle 500 ml) Aroma: esters, some caramel and bread notes Appearance: copper color nice medium size white head, no lacing Taste: very malty, favour of caramel and biscuits ,medium sweetness, herbal bitterness in the finish. Palate: full body, high carbonation, warming feel in the throat. Overall: Malt oriented decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobroman (651) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Not very intensive aroma of malts nd caramel with some hints of alcohol. Head disappearing to durable layer. Clear amber colour. A lot of malty sweetness in taste with only light bitterness. Alcohol in aftertaste. Quite tiring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (497) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Copper color. Aroma: sweetish malt, caramel, fruit jam, floral hops. Taste: malt with hazelnuts, pine needles and oak bar, jam, earthy bitterness. Warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1237) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Rojiza madera, no mucha espuma. Buen olor entre licor malta tostada,miel y tabaco. Mantiene en boca añadiendo un ligero toque frutal al principio, y acabando muy muy seca. Tono general de licor,sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mithe (1101) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 25, 2015
(Bottle 0,5l)
Aroma: Malty, stone fruits, light earthy.
Appearance: Clear, dark golden-amber color. Long lasting, off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, earthy, fruity, light bitter.
Palate: Medium body. Light sticky texture. Bitter finish.
Overall: Tasty, simple english ale.

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