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

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A blend of 10 - 14% Old 5X (aged up to 5 years in oak vats - and used in Strong Suffolk) and regular Old Speckled Hen.
"A distinctive malty taste with a satisfying, smooth raisin finish. This delicious dark amber ale is perfect for indulging yourself and your friends."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a low cream head. Light malt aroma. Malt and toffee flavor. Medium bodied. Malt and light toffee linger with light citrus and light dried fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
Caramel pour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malt and some fruit and oak. Taste is creamy smooth. Nice malt backbone. Little sweetness and an oaky finish. Goes down so smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5873) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. The ruddy reddish color is evident thru the clear bottle. Not much of a head, just a bit of foam. The aroma is of wet mash and caramel, with a sweet edge. This drinks with an almost whiskey-malt sugary bottom, ending with a decidedly British twist. (#4988, 4/16/2013)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5054) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle, clear glass. Nose airy and a little stale out of the neck, but that subsided, in favor of crystal and latent fruit, a touch of nail polish, light berry stuffed under faint caramel/toffee. Pours a beautiful clear amber with a lacing cream head. Taste is semi-dry with fleet flights of fruit before the light but rubbery bitterness rears its head, very smooth fullish body is somewhat flat, alcohol vapors have wound their way around the poles, aftertaste isn’t particularly compelling but there’s nothing particularly upsetting here, either. Comes off as something of a generic ’Strong Ale’ with subtle oak and vanilla notes from barrel aging. Malt is there but undeveloped, hops just aren’t.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidWoodruff (393) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Appearance: Nut brown with a rich cream colored head. Aroma:Dried fruit and raw almonds. Flavor: Nuts, toast and just a touch of caramel with a moderate hop bitterness. Palate: Light to medium body with low carbonation. Overall: Wonderfully quaffable.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4171) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
clear glass bottle. smells like old lager beer. funny this is called a strong ale @6.6%. yes it does come across like a strong old lager. looks like a strong old american ice lager or mahlty likky. eepoe yeetah cohtah dah zoomie! Not impressed. Some weird citrus pokes its head out at the last minute.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angelkostvo (663) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2013
Red color with small off white head. Aroma of straw, malt. Taste is light to medium bitter. Light body, oily texture, softto average carbonation. I was expecting more.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tampierre (824) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,caramel,spices and floral aroma ; Amber color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with lighter bitter finish ; Medium body ; Pleasant ESA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grassy hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a smooth bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Nice toffee sweetness, more complex than OSH but not as much as most would come to expect from any barrel aged offerings. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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