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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Generation Ale 2011
Brewed with five varieties of traditional english hops - East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Challenger, Target and Cascade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2012
[750ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk][2011 vintage] Amber pour, very flat. Sweet toffee nose. Sugar cane. Thick sweet sugary sherry on the flavour. Decent body, despite the flatness. Sugared toffee apple – quite musty – but decent [06072012]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
6 July 2012, bottle at cagarvie's legendary tasting. Copper, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet sugary copper ale. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sugary ale mess. Faint blue cheese. Faint alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
bottle at home .. copper ... thin white lacing ... soft dull toffee malt ... dark sugers nose ... very sweet sugers ... soft toffee malt ... sweet roast ... no real balance ... over sweet ... toffee fruits ... blah

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
In bottle. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of treacle, candy sugar, caramel, musty yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering candy sugar and alcohol. Mildly bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle at GBBF Rich, fruity, yeast esters, thivk mouthfeel, complex malt, dry earthy nose. Like spitfire on roids.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2291) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours a medium amber, with a white head. Roasted, malty aroma, toffee, hops, chocolate, spices, earth, quite complex, smoke. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, spicy taste, roasted, cinnamon, hops, caramel, leather, marzipan, walnuts, chocolate, almond, fudge, earth. (2012-02-16)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3477) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
750ml bottle at EBBC, dark amber with off-white head, plum & Seville marmalade nose with plenty of alcohol. Dry on the tongue, then filling out with malt & honey, but still dry with alcohol, bitterness coming through in the finish. Like a warming cross between a tripel & a winter ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell and taste of sweet caramel, raisin and dried fruit. Fairly strong carbonation. This one feels a bit to fresh at the moment and will probably improve a ton over time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark copper amber with an off-white to sand coloured head. The aroma is really fruity/estery (reminds me a bit of canned fruits) with caramelized white sugar, honey and syrup up front (reminds me a bit of canned fruits). Hops bring spices, earth, wood, flowers and oranges. Undertones of sticky fudge, wet crisp bread, plums, resins figs and vanilla as well as a hint of grapes. Light Port vinous on the nose. The flavour is medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of caramel, fruits/dried fruits, honey, spices, light wood, earth, oranges, crisp bread and a touch of grape tartness. The mouthfeel is round, super soft and robust with a light carbonation. Oranges juice, hints of dried fruits, mild spice hops, honey and caramel on the finish. Medium to full bodied.

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