Brewed by Paddock Wood Microbrewery
Style: English Strong Ale
Saskatoon, Canada


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Our historical recreation of a strong beer made in England circa 1600. This was made to support the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival-- 10%abv and hops to go the extra mile. Drink now for a big burst of hops, or let mellow over the next decade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle from Volo. Pale amber pour. The nose is quite fruity. Lots of apple and pear along with some berry and fruit. Rich with a little bit of oxidation and some nice sweet fruit. Lightly spiced with a bit of yeasty character as well. Rich and slightly plummy. Pretty damn tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5758) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
650ml bottle pours a pale orangeish amber color with a huge off-white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits and grainy malts with some mild hops. Taste is malty grainy sweetness with a surprising hoppy bitterness in the finish. An interesting barley wine with a little more hoppiness than most. Heavy body and adequate carbonation. I really enjoyed sampling this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
Hazy amber color; generous head. The aroma is mild, malty and fruity. Good body strength; a bit overly carbonated; good malt flavor, some residual sweetness, pleasant fruits from the fermentation. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of spices and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, and straw, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2010
65 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange witha small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and grapefruity. Mellow yeasty, slight fruity and mild phenolic. Lingering fruity and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
650 mL bottle. (2009 vintage). Hazy orange-brown with a huge rocky head. The aroma is remarkably mild, with just a little brown sugar and herbal hops. Flavour is a little stronger, but is hardly aggressive. The brown sugar is there again, along with some smoother caramel, and some bitterness in the end. I like the grainy mouthfeel. Hard to believe that this one is 10.5% alcohol; it plays no role in the flavour. Surprisingly drinkable, but I expected a little more depth. It’s basically a revved-up ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
650mL bottle, pours hazy orange amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts, dried fruits, and hops. Flavours of rich caramel, toffee, dried fruits (figs, apricots), with a hoppy finish. Very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of sweetness and malt. Flavor of hops, some sweetness and malt. The body is light to medium while the carbonation is moderate. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
[2851-20100426] 650mL bottle. Fruity tangerine hints in the aroma with a mild hoppiness. Slightly hazy, medium orange brown body with a big long-lasting foamy off-white head and nice lacing. More citrus hops in the flavour with very sweet tangerine oranges in thick fruity syrup. Medium-full body. Really interesting orange characteristics, very much a piercing sweet orange.
(w/ DuctTape, Geoff, jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
2010-04-26. Lightly hazy amber body with a large froth beige head. Fruity hoppy aroma, tangerines and muddled citrusy hops. Flavour is similar, moderate bitterness throughout, tangerines and grapefruit. 7+ Smooth average palate. Not what I expected, pleasant surprise, enjoyable. Bottle via trade with Savvy1982

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