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

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Generation Ale 2011
Brewed with five varieties of traditional english hops - East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Challenger, Target and Cascade.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1124) - PORTUGAL - JUN 22, 2013
750ml from Auchan (Luxembourg). Brownish / amber / dark orange colour with almost no head. Notes of bread, yeast and sweet citrus. Low to medium carbonation. Start sweet, maybe too sweet for me, and ends light bitter. Lacks complexity and the price might meet the quality of the production but doesnt match the quality of the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3781) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Hand bottle from PBF, thanks veliempojot

Pours clear brownish orange with no head. Aroma of bready malts, sweetish syrup and caramel. Taste is smooth, malty and oily with notes of caramel, toffee and syrup. Finish is smooth and caramely with lots of toffee. A bit unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6230) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle @ wPBF13.
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 doesnt really have any special qualities.
4325

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6267) - 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 (5698) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle vintage 2011 @ wPBF13
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 (20387) - 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 (35088) - 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 (13925) - 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 (11173) - 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 (11250) - 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


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