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Old Dairy Snow Top

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Brewed by Old Dairy
Style: Barley Wine
Tenterden, England
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
6.5% ABV 2010-11
6.0% ABV 2011-12


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1962) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, rich malt aroma, taste is light bitterness and light fruit with a dry dry fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Cask at the WHOAF - London. Pours clear copper with a bubbly head. Leathery fruits on the nose, faint toffee, earth. Medium sweet flavor with dried berries, lightly toasted bread, some grains, raspberry, earth. Medium bodied, lightly chewy, with soft carbonation. Very lightly warming to finish, moderately sweet, overriding leathery fruits. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7649) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Cask at the 32nd WHOAF. It pours clear deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is earth, leather, wood, twig, dried leaves, spice, crystalised sugar, raisin and candied peel. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, dried fruits, raisin, citrus peel, wood, leather, date, dried fruit, brown sugar and varnish with a dry finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Like a light barley wine. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 23/01/14. A dark ruby coloured beer with an off-white head and lace. Fruity and chocolatey. Lovely Wintery flavours. Hints of spice. A nice body and an easy drinker. Dusty chocolate. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Bloody fantastic!! Rich, complex flavours, very full bodied with deep plum fruityness hidden below barley wine richness, finishes with bitter citrus hops, and the tiniest hint of chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2189) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from the Lee Off Licence. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of figs, cinnamon, vanilla and a little coffee. Very Christmassy nose. Sweet malt flavours with sultanas, chocolate and raisin. Bitter-malt finish. Rich, warming stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2174) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle from beermerchants.com. A dark brown coloured pour with a lasting beige head on top. Fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes fruity, caramel, malty and slightly syrupy, slightly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2535) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2012
(cask@The Lord Northbrook, SE London) Pours dark brown in colour with a medium off white head and good lacing. Aroma is malty caramel. Taste nice blend of tastes of malt caramel, spicy fruit and hops. Good seasonal ale I will make the most of from one of my locals before it disappears.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
(Bottled) As Spring is not far away its cool to say goodbye to Winter with some ’winter warmer’ ...though i’m the type of beer enthusiast who’d drink this in summer . Nose is fruity , hopPy , chocolaty and with liqorice . Deep ruby, nice creamy foam.
in the mouth its sticky , rich and probing the palate. dried fruit is there , then chocolate notes ,rather nutty , spicy and burnt in a complex showcasing of textures . Syrupy malt aspects are united with background hops... Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6565) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Kent Beeriodical, the Seven Stars Bristol February 2012. Dark brown in colour with a hit of red and decent, off-white head. Sweet, red berry fruit and caramel character, with some plain chocolate and a touch of hop in the finish. Good winter beer.


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