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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13818) - 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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13558) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12516) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10375) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8418) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7426) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7263) - 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).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7039) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
Medium offwhite head. Clear deep dark brown body. Earthy caramel and toffee aroma with spicy linoleum notes. Sweet-dryish earthy caramelly taste with spicy toffee and marzipan notes. Full-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish caramelly soy sauce and toffee aftertaste with chocolate, wax, and earth notes. Nice, drinkable, smooth. Perhaps a bit dense and sweet. Could use some more bitterness. (0.75l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. 2011 vintage.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours golden amber, nose is toffee, sugary, taste is sweet, light toffee, a bit sugary.


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