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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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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2727) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2683) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
0,75l bottle from a friend. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, oak and whisky. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, caramel, oaks and some hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2312) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
Geruch holzig, malzig, Likör. Start süß, Whiskyfaßnoten. Mitte holzig, Malz, sehr weich im Mund, süß. Abgang süßmalzig, Schokolade, reichhaltig, wärmend sanft abgleitend. Sehr gut.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2132) - 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 (2130) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2130) - 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)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1240) - 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.


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