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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Generation Ale 2011
Brewed with five varieties of traditional english hops - East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Challenger, Target and Cascade.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (594) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Amber colour with delicate head which sadly dissolves quickly. Aroma has nuts, toffee, chocolate and some wooden notes. Taste is sweet with chocolate, toffee and dark wooden flavors and syrup. Full body with quite low carbonation. For a price tag of +40 € this beer doesn’t stand its ground.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10614) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2014
from Amstein - bright amber-red beer with a little foam left; aroma of nuts, spicy hops and notes of red fruits marmalade; some malt sweetness, full-bodied and decently bitter; light umami; very long spicy finish with more nutty and fruity tones

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14272) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF, 1001st rating from England.
Clear copper-nut brown color, small white head. Nutty with some caramel. Medium bodied. Sweetish, nutty maltyness with some fruity hops. Kind of licorice. Pleasant palate. Good but not for this price (42 euros).

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2686) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 9, 2013
750ml bottle @Cimmeria. Nice liquor, nuts, raisins, caramel aromas. Pours copper, with off-white head, persistent, some lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is malty, liquor, caramel. Balanced, smooth and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Clear brown body, white head. Aroma has butter, diacetyl, nuts some woody malt and mixed dried fruits. Flavour is bit flat and sweet. Quite poor one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8693) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
750 ml bottle. 2011. Thanks to Jukka. HHOK XV.
Clear copper colour with a small off-white head. Lagery aroma with malt, bread, nuts, woody dryness and mild buttery sweetness. Mild bitterness, alcohol and woody dryness in the flavour. Lagery. Not very good. Quite regular strong English Ale with a ridiculous price tag.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1622) - 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 doesn’t match the quality of the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5116) - 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 (7958) - 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.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7492) - 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.


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