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


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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (964) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2013
Old good strong ruby-amber ale with malt, hop and woody aroma. Good drinkabilty, a little sweet, malt, caramel and toffee, nuts, oak, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at Manchester Pub. Pours caramel colored with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet (and malty with some woodiness (oak, I presume). Taste is one par with the aroma, sweet toffee and malt-forward with some fruit and spice notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Enjoyed this. What’s in a name? Malty smoothness. Thin easy drink. What else to say?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7754) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5304) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4749) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angelkostvo (968) - 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.

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