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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
A winter seasonal made with all English Pale & Crystal malts. Hopped with Phoenix, Kent Golding, Challenger, and Target hops in the boil and dry hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2008
On draught at Flying Saucer. Has a dark ruby/brown color with a medium tan head. Sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is a strong malt. The taste is a sweet malt with a smooth finsh, easy to drink, a great english strong ale from Real Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6523) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Plano, Tx - Total Wine - North Plano - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, sticky khaki colored head, nice rings of lacing. Aroma has some nutty accents, some cola notes. Interesting flavor with some subtle bitterness with hints of citrus, light nuttiness, some saffron-like spice, a touch of licorice. Thickish mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Clear amber color/ tan head. Mild nutty. soapy, leafy hop aromas. medium body. Nutty pecan, roasty malt, sharp caramel flavors with mild spicy hop. good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of earth, roses, breaddy. Tastes of caramel, rosey, some sweet citrus notes, floral finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Cask, golden brown with slight head, mice malty bitter aroma, flavor shows lots of promise but gets alittle cloying and bitter, nice finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6248) - Utah, USA - JUN 20, 2011
12oz bottle from Tim and April, thanks
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy dark amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Fruity, sweet toffee and earthy
Taste: Fruity, malty, earthy, grainy with some bitterness
A nice beer, easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6097) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Pours a copperish color with a white head. The aroma is hops with some toffee and biscuit malt. The flavor is earthy hops along with caramel malt and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Another good seasonal beer from Real Ale that was recently released in bottles for the first time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (6064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Clearish amber with a thin off-beige cap. The aroma is malty sweet with some light caramel and crystal nuttiness, with a light touch of grassy pine. The taste is nice and smooth, thorough maltiness with a semi-sweet earthy caramel, with a smooth grassy and pine resin bitterness throughout that really shines during the long lasting finish. But theres this herbal bite throughout that I can’t describe other than French fry seasoning. It’s light, but there. Not in any bad way. Just has that bbq salt-ish twang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
Sampled at repeal. Didn’t quite know what to expect here having never had a double ESB. Not sure it is that. Caramel and plenty of complex malt. Hops are very much secondary. Othets at the festival liked itba Ot but I was just ok with it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2010
( 12oz bottle thanks to BA zdk9) Pours clear amber with oily bubbles on top. Nose of chlorine, honey, alcohol, apple and pears. Taste of earth, bitter grapefruit with a creamy finish.

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