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Brewed by Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: English Strong Ale
Heywood, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Cask; Seasonal - November and December


Papsoe's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, - JAN 30, 2013
Cask. Pours a deep amber with a slight haze and a small and lacing off-white head. Caramellish nose, some overripe fruit. Rich body, chewy and toffeish, some lurking phenols but nothing to spoil the fun of a rich and warming winter ale. 300113


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
Cask. Unclear deep amber colour, small beige like head. Sweet toasty malty caramel bit fruit and mildly spiced aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour i has toasty caramel and malt with some fruit and spice. Ok bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of malts, hops and grass. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of caramel. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden orange with a light off white head. Aroma is toasted nalty, caramelish and light breadish. Mild sweet and toasted malty. Bitter and caramelish into the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A dark amber neer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt caramel, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11150) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013
Cask @ Charlies, Cph. Pours dark amber with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, mild piney and grass. Low carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good dryness, caramel, piney bitterness, light nutty. Some warming notes to it. Very bitter, lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2010
Cask, Crescent, Salford. Great name for an xmas ale. Dark bronze colour with a thin off white head. Fruity aroma with malt and booze notes. Flavour slightly prickly with some spicy burnt orange mingling with the caramel malt and some gentle hop. Pleasantly surprised by this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham B2, UK. Clear dark amber red color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, dark fruits, raisin, plum, notes of whisky / wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. (130108)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at some random pub in Chorlton.
Darkish amber brown with a thin white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with plenty of malt and some burnt sugar. Alcohol is fully apparent in the flavour but it’s not too off putting. Sugary caramel and some slight whiskey notes. Red wine and slightly sour character in the finish with some light hoppage but otherwise very malt driven. A decent English christmas beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Formby Hall, Atherton 31/01/2002 Mid brown coloured with a slightly wheaty flavour. Fruity and strong in alcohol. Hoppy finish.


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