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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6120) - 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
anders37 (16245) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, hops, flowers and alcohol. Some alcohol in the finish as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottled@vPBFII. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some caramel, mild alcohol sweetness and ripe fruits. Flavour is ripe fruits, some mild herbs, hops and quite sugary. Long sweet ripe fruity aftertaste. Warming alcohol also there.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2537) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5927) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3610) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1004) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2876) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2053) - 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.


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