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

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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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."


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4649) - 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 (10544) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (1771) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber colour with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel. Heavy sweet flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 171112

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits, wood and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Well-balanced nose with sweet country caramel malt underpinned by a deep bitter hoppy twang. Pours a deep, burnished amber with a medium beige head. Flavour follows the nose with sweet notes, spicy asides, and a dry and bitter underpinning that finishes long and moreish. A fine ale with a fine pedigree.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Strong golden brown ale with a body to match its strength. Sweet nose, and a sweet fruity taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (577) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 25, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Aroma: nuts, caramel, fruits; Appearance: very nice copper color, clear, off-white or slightly tanned small but long-lived foam, Taste: medium bitterness, just a hint of sour; Palate: medium body, creamy feel, average carbonation, bitter finish; Overall: very good english ale, taste, aroma and appearance, all at good level, recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2012
Tasting tray at a beer festival in Dublin. Bright copper colored liquid topped by an thick rocky beige head. Lovely toasted biscuit malt nose reminiscent of toffee. Sweet butterscotch malt flavor with a silky mouthfeel upfront. Realy nice! I recommend it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2012
500ml bottle from local Yamaya. Sweet caramel, whiskeyish, and dark fruity nose. Reddish-brown, dark tea color with rocky beige head. Sweet fruit candy, cough drop initial flavor; mid palate is balanced with a nice tang to it; final leaves a layer of spice and some alcohol warmth. Medium body, good mouthfeel. Very tasty stuff.


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