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

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RATINGS: 284   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."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle 500ml. clear glass bottle.
Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood - oak, light toffee and vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dried fruit notes. Body is medium, texture is oily and very smooth, carbonation is soft. [20100428]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
50 cl bottle at Cafe Benedict. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelish and roasted. Thick caramelish, roasted and almodt breadish. Dry raisins and spiced. Bitter and lasting dry malty, light spiced. Lasting bitter impression. Slowly appearing sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge light tan head. The aroma has notes of spices, hops, elderflowers, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of elderflowers, malt, spices, and hops, leading to a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Clear amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma combined with some phenols and an alcoholic touch. Solid body, sweet caramel and nuts, a little chocolaty. Lightly bitter – some alcohol. 251211

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle at Ølfestival 2012. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, bread and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottled. Reddish amber colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, some slight sweet malts as well as some floral and a bit metallic notes (not in a bad way here though9. Flavour is sweet malts, some wood, mild sugary notes as well as some raisins and quite nice floral and grassy bitterness towards the finish. Wellbalanced, and a quite nice GK brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty toffee and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty toffee flavor with some oaky hints and hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty toffee finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle at home ... copper ... metalic malts nose ... medium high carbonation ... again a metalic malt in flavour ... light fruity... yeach

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13833) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle, 6.5%. Malty and nutty aroma. Small stable white head. The flavour is nutty and chalky with some alcohol bitterness. It is as if there is a bit too much alcohol for the style, but it is a good beer nevertheless.


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