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Brewed by RCH
Style: English Strong Ale
Weston-super-Mare, England

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A bottle conditioned version of Firebox with the addition of spice oils.
Pale malt, chocolate malt; Progress and Target hops; ginger, cloves, cinnamon, corriander, nutmeg, pimento. A dark, rich spicy bottle-conditioned ale, resonant with Christmas seasonal flavours and designed to take the chill off the coolest winter night. Ale Mary has a warm and sweet aroma of cloves, coriander and ginger. The palate provides touches of rum, raisins and sultanas, with a dry fruity finish. This ale has been exclusively brewed for us by Paul Davey of RCH Brewery.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2014
500ml bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours clear golden with a huge foamy beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma of ginger, sweet malts and black tea. Taste of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon with a bitter, dry finish
A nice winter beer. Would taste great sipping next to a fireplace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, caramel, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and quite a bit of spice; Pretty decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Murky orange pour with a monster head and tons of retention. Kind of a weird malty, caramel, holiday spice thing going on here. Its okay, not sure Id buy it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (484) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. Reddish brown pour. Off white lacing head. Aroma is spicy -nutmeg and coriander prominent and orange peel with some malt. Spiciness continues in the taste with ginger emerging. Nice light dry bitterness also. Carbonation quite high medium body. A nice seasonal quaff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (679) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours a red with a full and frothy white head. Pleasing aroma consists of apple, ginger, cinnamon, lemon, and orange. The fruits and ginger are the dominant qualities in this aspect. Taste is big on spice. Lots of ginger, along with cinnamon and nutmeg are on top. The fruitiness is still readily apparent, but serve more as undertones. Spicy cinnamon aftertaste is rather short. Dry finish. Medium bodied with some fizzy carbonation in the mouthful. Lots of lacing remains. I thought this was a good beer. While Im usually not the biggest fan of this style, this one is more different than others and there is plenty here to enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13796) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle from Salling. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, xmas spices, malt and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
From Salling, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 150712. Amber with white head. Aroma of sices. Flavour with mat, caramel and mix of spice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy dark golden with a huge foamy white head. Sweet and perfumed aroma of malt, caramel and ginger. Smgen is sweet and perfumed with a pungent ginger flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
DE. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and cinnamon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 100512

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle @ DE l Festival 2012. Clear amber/dark golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, and spices. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, little bitter, spices and a little bitter.


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