Brewed by Old Dairy
Style: Old Ale
Cranbrook, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Bottle unfiltered and unpasteurised; Special
Inspired by Benskin’s Colne Spring Ale. Refermented with Brettanomyces for at least 100 days.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3464) - Leiden, - JUL 10, 2013
Poured a murky medium brown with a slight froth. Aroma of zesty caramel malt underlying the Brett. Medium body, flavour of biscuit, sweet berry and some funk. Bitter sweet end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. hazy golden amber body headless. Aroma is moderate, sweet malt, caramel, light fruit. Flavour is sweet fruity malt, light alcohol. Bitterness comes out in the finish. Lightly tangy in the finish. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy amber brown, nose is light caramel, toffee, taste is dry and sweet, caramel, thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white lacing... soft sweet fruits ... soft zezty fruits ... oilt fruits ... oily sweet orange hop ... light yeasty fruits ... soft juicy fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from The Good Shed, Canterbury. Hazy deep amber with lasting beige head. Some brett and putty on the aroma. Better in mouth, lots of toffee and good dry brett biscuit character. Lovely in fact as it goes down. Opens up with some more fruit as it goes on. Some hop on the finish. Putty brett biscuit toffee. Characterful and interesting. Some tangerine whisky character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJvd (898) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small to medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet with toffee, raisins, malts, a little bit of funk and some alcohol. Taste is also sweet with lots of raisins, caramel, dark fruits and warm alcohol finish. Medium bodied with a soft carbo. Not sure about the aroma, but the taste is quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4778) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Clear orange-amber colour, thin white head. Aroma is very sweet, raisins, madeira wine, malts, apricots. Flavour is quite different, sweet at first, raisins/madeira, then followed by something salty, filter-cigarette tobacco, tiny hint of tartness, but it has more of a salty sensation, firm dry sherry and wood bitter finish. Lots of wood. Medium-bodied, slightly alcoholic, little carbonation. Don’t know what to make of this, I didn’t really like it, but kept drinking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
(Cask at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 24 July 2013) Hazy reddish amber colour with no head. Quite flat. Fruity, malty nose with notes of dried fruit, dry sherry and matured cheese. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, raisins, sherry, Madeira and funky, wild yeast in a dry and vinous finish with a certain spicy bitterness. Full body, with a touch of alcohol sweetness. A bit weird, but quite nice when you get used to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2013
Cask @ In de Wildeman. Unclear orange colour, thin bubbles. Nose is slightly buttery, bit of sweet malts, candied sugar. Fairly sweet. Flavour is sweet malty, candied sugar, bit of toffee, fairly sweet, slightly butter. Finish is sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
Cask @ de wildeman. Very thin white head. Almist no carbonation. Quite fruity. Noticable alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (1631) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
On tap, well on cask rather at In De Wildeman. Deflated rating because of the ugly appearance . Liqourice, other interesting flavors. Decent cask ale.

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