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

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RATINGS: 281   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2012
English strong ale special. Clear amber with impressive full head that lasts all the way down. Aroma is butter toffee and red fruit. Some pine pitch. Clean yeasty fruity taste with some hard mineral. Simple pub beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Picked up in Tesco, 4 for £6 offer. I picked it up and then a bloke jumped in and swiped the remaining bottles, saying, ’bloody love this stuff, knocks your bloody head off’. He followed this up by tapping the Tetley or Banks (can’t say I was overly focused) label that said £1, and said, ’this is the best bloody bargain of all but they never bloody have any’. He then scurried off on his bloody way. Drinkable if not overly exciting, head remaining very much on my shoulders. On my neck. As in not knocked off.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2012
The aroma is malty with grassy hops and slightly fruity yeast. There is also a touch of butter. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall a very decent beer but not as good as I was hoping for. Pretty standard stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle, 6.5%. Clear dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop and fruit. Flavour is malt, oak, wood, caramel, hop, grass, little sweet and a little bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roadcat (2) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012 does not count
A lovely winter ale. The colour is a beautiful redish-amber which is, unfortunately, packaged in clear glass. A delicious caramel taste leads to a rich spice finish with very, very subtle notes of vanilla. Absolutely delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
50cl bottle. Clear red / orange color. Good thin khaki / light grayish head. Some decent lace. Nice malty earthy hop aroma. Good raisin, kind of darker fruit aroma. Malts are balanced by the respectable amount of hop, here. Nice light bitterness. Smooth, light carbonation. Medium / bigger body, good more dry texture goes down easy. Really nice depth of flavor. Definitely exceeded my expectations. My favorite Morland brew yet, easily. Would get again / recommend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1107) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
A mid copper brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A light, slightly syrupy malt aroma, with caramel, coffee and a touch of butterscotch. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a slight fizz. The initial taste is a smooth sweetness, malty, the coffee and caramel are present again, along with a dried fruit, raisiny flavour. This is then cut short but a zesty hop flavour which is a tad bitter, this also enhances the alcohol flavour. The finish is long, initially tart but smooths out towards the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6432) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head. Heavy malty aroma, sweet, syrups, yeast. Flavor starts heavy sweet, some kind of wine, finish light bitter. Syrupy texture.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4516) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
bread, cereal, golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, bitter, long finish,

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Week caramellic notes. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.


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