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

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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."


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Maybe I got a bad bottle but this was a pretty horrid beer. Clear amber pour with a white head. Aromas of skunk and yard clippings. Taste is weak malt with skunk. Just a bad experience all around. I got through it but I had to chug it. This is a great example of why beer doesn’t belong in a clear glass bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3537) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Pour is a dark amber with a large tan head. Aroma is malty and slightly woody. Flavor is very sweet and sugary with some bready malty and a bit of dried dark fruit. The sweetness kinda stands out more than anything but this is a decent and different offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
geophagus (616) - Lubin, POLAND - AUG 12, 2013
(Bottle 0.5 l/ Half of a bottle) Clear, dark amber color. Yellow, medium sized, medium fast falling head, lacing, reduced to small stable foam. Medium body, medium carbonation, oily texture, dry and alcoholic mouthfeel. Aroma: Dry and complex, malty and moderate alcoholic. Caramel and a bit toasted malts, bread, raisins, medium strong notes of alcohol and wood. Slightly aroma of resin hops. Taste: Very malty. First caramel malts, second pleasant, increasing notes of toasted malts. Medium strong alcohol, soft bitterness. Finish is medium long, dry, toasted and a bit alcoholic. Nice dry aftertaste, dominated by toastiness and pleasant bitterness. Very interesting, complexive strong ale but alcohol notes could be softer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Janek_Poducha (60) - Lubin, POLAND - AUG 12, 2013
(Bottle 0,5l shered with geophagus) Deep amber color, clear, small yellow head, fast falling. Aroma: Caramel malts, brown sugar, hops, dried fruits, raisins, resin, slightly alcoholic, pinch of some metallic notes. Taste: Caramel malts, malts, hops (resin, dried fruits, raisins), notes of alcohol and wood, brown sugar, metallic notes, a bit bread notes. Medium body, medium carbonation, hoppy/toasted finish, oily texture, toasted aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (3017) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JCon72 (12) - Springtown, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
A beautiful import! Nothing could be a better accompaniment to riding the London eye.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beardedbarber (5) - - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
Strong amber color with light medium head. Fig and fruit cakey nose. Smooth lightly tart taste with a raisin finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7634) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ DØE tasting. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, oak, green apples. Medium body, soft carbonation. 170713

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (753) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle @ øl smagning, 17 / 7 2013. Dark orange, small white head, some lacing that doesn’t last long. Aroma, sweet malt, toffee, straw/hay. Taste, malty, toffee, bread, slight alcohol. Bitter dry aftertaste, bit of sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1290) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
(bottle 17 /07-2013) low white head, clear amber color, smooth taste.


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