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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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."


Jamedra's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamedra (565) - Hostivice, - OCT 3, 2013
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma dubové, čokoláda a lehce karamel. Pěna je středně vysoká, lehce nahnědlé barvy, jemná a mizící. Barva piva samotného je tmavší měděná. Chuť má silný sladový střed, okraj připomínající sladký meloun, celkově je toto velmi sladké, finiš je slabší hořký, zakulacený ale rázný. Toto pivo je vcelku dobré, nicméně, není až tak dobře pitelné a očekával bych i bohatší chuť.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (603) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottled. Black currant aroma. Pours bronze in colour with a small head. Strong Christmas cake flavours with lots of maltiness. Brown sugar notes. Hint of bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2301) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark caramel amber with an ivory rim head, a few dots of lace. Taste is strong earthy malt with overtones of dark fruit on the swallow, turning somewhat bitter in a long edgy finish. A full-bodied brew, thick and chewy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (804) - - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a clear amber color. Aroma and taste are mostly sweet with caramel and malts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (1422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Clear lighting brown with a pale head. Aroma is honey, caramel, a little skunked, hint of oak. Light bodied, lightly sweet on the palate with a subtle hint of bitterness. Taste is caramel, hint of chocolate, brown malt. Meh

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (197) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
roasty, raisin, brown, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, Malt and fruit a bit soapy . Dark amber with an airy cream coloured head that rapidly disappears. Tastes of alcohol. Greasy, that taste that always comes from oak. its got clear bottle syndrome i reckon!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (472) - BELARUS - OCT 28, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Reddish to brown colour, well lacing head. Smells of caramel, wood, grass, herbs. Medium to full body. Well balanced bittersweet taste. Hoppy ending without exaggerated bitterness. Good & emotional.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
puren (76) - POLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Piana niska, drobna, opada do kożuszka Aromat slodowy, whiskey, alkoholowy Smak whiskey, jasne słody, kwaskowe, gwoździe na końcu Odczucie nisko nasycone, goryczkowe od alkoholu Lacing ładny

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (5110) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Miro at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Amber color with small white head. Caramel malt in aroma. Caramel malt, raisins, herbs. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1804) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, bit hoppy. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, caramel, hints of raisins.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (793) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Jantárová farba, biela pena rýchlo opadla. Vôňa sladová, jemne karamel a tmavé ovocie. V chuti sladkosť, sladovosť, karamel, jemne korenisté a bylinkové tóny.


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