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Brewed by Palmers
Style: Old Ale
Bridport, England

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
Strong, complex and full of deep distinctive flavours. A rich fruit cake flavour from roasted malt. First brewed in the 1940s, this prize-winning dark strong old ale has a loyal following among real ale connoisseurs.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark fruits - raisin, prune. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and over ripe fruit, but also hints of sulphur. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of prunes and over ripe fruit, leading to a roasted bitter end.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Deep brown colour, small brown head. Not really much of an aroma, mainly dark fruits and some earth. Flavour is mainly dry grass, dark fruits and some sour wood along with herbal notes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
Cask @ Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Fruity malty dark fruit aroma. Sweet malty fruity dark fruit flavor. Roasted malty dark fruit finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
14th January 2013
Bree Louise. Cask. Clear deep amber - brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, very slightly soft. Very mild carbonation. Sweetish malts, a little raw but mostly toffee - caramel. Tangy fruits and light chocolate powder. Little plum. Light dry finish. Tasty but a bit flat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at Jens ... deep rerd brown ... big bubbly tan head ... soft rich dark toffee ... brown suger nose ... soft sweet roast ... little nutty ... dark suger malts ... light bitter ... bit too sweet and heavy

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
500ml bottle from the brewery. Deep ruby colour with lasting beige head. Spicy deep dark fruits on aroma. Some diacetyl, empty boiled sweet malt in mouth. Aroma isn’t great cos of too mcuh butter, in fact not great overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
From notes. Handpump. Clear dark brown, small beige head, medium lacing. Aroma of prunes and dates, Taste is watery, some fruit, but some metal as well. Average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Gravity cask at the Bree - London. Dark brown pour with a filmy tan head. Good beer, some maple syrup, cocoa, dark toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Lightly sticky sweet to finish with rich bread, syrupy chocolate, cake, dark fruits. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Anchor, Seatown, Dorset. Deep chestnut colour with tan head. This is a heady alcohol licorice flavoured beer with a fruity warm mouthfeel. A sipping beer to be savoured.


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