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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: English Strong Ale
Diss, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Occasional;
Full bodied friuty strong ale, based on our ‘XV’ fifteenth anniversary beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from Eebria [181214]
Orange amber, soft haze, thin white head
Aroma - soft sweet fruity malts, soft orange, slight floral notes, touch of peach, nice soft fruits
Taste of soft fruity caramel, light toffee, soft fruits, delicate flavours, soft citrus
Palate - soft carb, medium body, fairly oily, quite sweet. Alcohol well hidden. Finish as main flavour, clean.
Overall - Delicate flavours here, quite sweet, nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3267) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle from eebria
slightly hazy golden amber with gentle stream of bubbles and thin white lacing. Fruity peardrops, mixed esters, higher alcohols. Full bodied, gentle carbonation, dry, biscuit, sweet, rich, heavy. Not for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3544) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle from Eebria; hazy amber pour with big fluffy off white head, malt and dark fruit aroma, taste has dark fruit, some caramel, a hint of sherry, high level of bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle at home purchased at the source in summer 2013. Pours fairly clear golden with a thick head. Aroma is fruity with some alcohol. Flavor is too bitter on the finish. Otherwise a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1728) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Eebria. Clear amber. Thick, bubbly, sticky, white head. Thick, syrupy, fruity aroma. Some Amaretti booziness. Taste is pretty dry. Palate manages to be slick, but thin. Finishes dry and bitter. Not my cup of tea.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2014
330ml bottle from the brewery via eebria. Pours clear amber, thi off-white head. Fruity aromas, light caramel and herbs. Taste is more herbal hops, caramel and toffee. OK, nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1871) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from brewery via eebria. Pours an amber colour with a slightly off white head. Aroma is bread, hint of caramel. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, quite foamy. A bit woody, with orange, grapefruit, some toast. Nice enough, quite tasty, not a great deal going on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is rich fruit alcohol, yeast and malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a yeast liqourice bitter alcohol malt palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Half was to a Belgian tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, toasted malt. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter. Soy in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
275cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Short bitter finish


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