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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Generation Ale 2011
Brewed with five varieties of traditional english hops - East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Challenger, Target and Cascade.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5303) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of sweet fruits, caramel malts and some toffee. Flavor of sweet malts, caramel, toffee notes, some dried fruits. Decent and altogether refined beer but doesn’t really have any special qualities.
4325

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5376) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
750 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a copper colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts, English hops and some wood. Flavour of caramel malts, honey, strong dry wood, English hops, some tartness and berries. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a dry, malty finish. Nice, but too English for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4957) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle vintage 2011 @ wPBF’13
Aroma has harsh malt, toffee and English hops. Flavour has woody notes, toffee, English hops, harsh malt and nuts. Also some warming alcohol and honey. A bit foamy palate. A basic English strong with absurd price tag (42€).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottled@vPBFII. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some caramel, mild alcohol sweetness and ripe fruits. Flavour is ripe fruits, some mild herbs, hops and quite sugary. Long sweet ripe fruity aftertaste. Warming alcohol also there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet fruit, light chocolate - cacao, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120914]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13391) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ Really Late Ulfborg Summer Tasting, 2012. Pours clear ruby amber with a small white head. Nutty and hoppy. Quite a lot of bread. Smooth and dry. The price is stupid but the quality is fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9870) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle, 9% @ FOneFan. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, chocolate, hop and a little dusty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9881) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and nutty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 140912

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13483) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, hops, flowers and alcohol. Some alcohol in the finish as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
delnoche (440) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - AUG 25, 2012
75cl bottle poured into a glass. Amber with a very small white cap. Aroma is cherry and oak and strong alcohol. Flavor is strong cherry and a ton of alcohol. A very subtle lasting alcohol finish A very fine brew.


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