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

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


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 (12694) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
DŘE. 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 (11980) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle @ DŘE Řl 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11192) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Sample at CBF12. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hopy aroma. Spicey cinnamon notes. Moderate bitter flaor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Very aromatical beer with spicy palate and rich taste and color. Christmas time!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2378) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
An overly spiced winter warmer. Slightly sour mouthfeel, lots of nutmeg and corriander.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3617) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle from The Cave. Medium brown colour, big beige foamy head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger & other spices. Spicy, fruity flavour, spicy aftertaste. Interesting & complex but a bit strong for me.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
A clear orange/amber colored beer, with a thick foamy white ehad. The aroma is like perfume. There are fruits and sweet candy. The taste of sweet candies, a little bitter, perfume and a little spices. The aftertaste is some bitter with sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
Decent taste, standard color, but I really don’t like the herbs or spices I smell. Also low body, low carbo. Not very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4515) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2011
Smell and colour are pretty nice on this one. Taste is kinda dissapointing though. Pretty average.


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