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

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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."


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 (9191) - 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 (768) - 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 (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
(bottle 17 /07-2013) low white head, clear amber color, smooth taste.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steverus0 (252) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2013
A tasty English strong with a delightfully complex character or Raisin and malts with deeper but mellow oakish notes. Clear amber with just a little head, this crafty brew earns its name ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RobertDale (4963) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and wood. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, and wood. Might have had an off bottle, but was not impressed at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (1776) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle, bought at OP. Pours in hazy dark amber body with almost no head. Aroma is malt sweetness, with dark dried fruits in the background. Taste is sweet with oak and caramel notes. Medium biterness in the after-taste, long lasting. Alcohol joining the party as well. Body is medium with high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (627) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Well, this is certainly in the speckled/tooth neck of the woods, taste-wise. A bit more oomph than Hens’Tooth though and a bit more sweet sugary malt. I like this quite a bit but it is a departure from US style beer.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jamestulloch (3015) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Aroma: Lightly roasted malt, stewed tea and metal.

Appearance: Deep amber body with a thin off-white head. Light carbonation. Few lacing marks.

Taste: Harsh alcohol and metal taste. Bitter finish.

Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation.

Overall: Harsh and horrible - I couldn’t finish it. Undrinkable.


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