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Style: Old Ale
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


sic1314's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3647) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
4th November 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Paul. Hazy deep gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Good fine carbonation. A decent dose of caramel - toffee malt. Bitter floralness and some acetone and brett. Light dry finish. Clunky but passable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, thanks to Bropey, 04/11/14. Lightly hazed amber/golden with moderate beige spotting and edgework. Nose is light nail polish, butterscotch, light spice, toffee, vanilla. Taste comprises vanilla, very fraint brett, spice, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonatin, semi drying close. So so, a little harsh and doesn’t carry much depth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours clear, dull copper with a wimpy, bubbly white head. The aroma holds aged, ripe fruits, figs, some caramel. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of earthy bitterness, some alcohol heat, slight metallic notes, lots of toffee, dates, wood, earth. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish with toasted leaves, figs, bread, toffee, earth, some fusel alcohol. So so.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruces. It pours slightly hazy deep amber - brown with minimal head. The is rich, sweet, oily, earthy, toffee, cake, butterscotch ice cream and hot cross buns. The taste is bitter, wood, boozy, earthy brett, toffee, leather and nail polish remover with a harsh bitter alcoholic finish. Medium body and low carbonation. A bit rough if truth be told.... Hard alcohol and nail polish remover.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2892) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
33cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Pours slightly hazy deep amber with an off-white head. Fairly malty aroma with hints of basement, sour milk, sweet fruits, caramel and bitter berries. Rather sweet with strange and complex flavours and a slightly sour and just lightly bitter finish. Certainly different and quit tasty, but a strange one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3227) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
On bottle from Beermerchant online. Copper colored, some foam. Medium aroma intensity; milk, sherry, autumn leaves, some red wine- obvious barrel influence. Medium body & high complexity. On the sweet side, enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8006) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3167) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14973) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14020) - 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


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