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

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (893) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
.75l bottle @ VIhre Haltiatar. I had under 1 dl. TNX Mikko. Amber colour with quick vanishing heag. Aroma is alcohol, fuits nuts, caramel notes, and some oak?. Flavor is alcohol, yeast, fruits, syruon caramel and wood notes....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Gteborg, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2084) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle at GBBF Rich, fruity, yeast esters, thivk mouthfeel, complex malt, dry earthy nose. Like spitfire on roids.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - 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 (9833) - 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
laiti (4944) - 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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5267) - 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
TBone (11893) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (5962) - 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.)


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