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Brewed by St Peters (UK)
Style: Old Ale
Bungay, England

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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available brewery conditioned and cold filtered in 500ml bottles.
A deep ruby red strong ale with an excellent balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. A classic example of a ’winter warmer’; high in alcohol and rich in taste.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
Helt OK. Smaken lite kraftigare än aromen. Rostade toner maltig. Viss syrlighet.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hallstein (261) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
Malty aroma with notes of dark fruits, raisins, brown sugar, with a dry bready note to it. hop aroma is herbal and typical english. Flavor that has a clear malty aroma, not too roasty and well balanced. This is a very good ale. I’d buy it again, at winter ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Bread, dried fruit, raisins, liquorice, butter scotch and subtle treacle. Note of banana, bubblegum and floral. Taste: Medium sweetness, and bitterness with low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, astringent lingering liquorice, raisin, malty butter scotch finish, slight vinous quality. Comments: Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (1003) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Couleur brune-rouge avec un beau col. Nez de caramel et de grain grillés. En bouche c’est très bon, Caramel,chocolat,café grains grillés. Une bonne bière mais qui ne révolutionne rien!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (893) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark chestnut with a tan, one-finger head that thins to a film. Very slight lacing. Aroma is deep and rich. Roasted notes with some smoke, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, and coffee. Taste starts out a touch roasted then develops a bitter/sweetness then moves to a fruity, roasted, slightly tart aftertaste. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Clean and smooth in the mouth with a soft carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth but nearly no taste of alcohol. Overall a really nice seasonal brew. Not a huge winter warmer but tasty none the less.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1366) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Mörkbrun öl med beige skum. Doft av rostad malt, mörka bär sam en aning choklad och kryddor. Bra balans mellan sötma, rostade toner och beska.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Majek (477) - Ząbki, POLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Dark, black only minimal ruby reflex. Medium and diminishing beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malts and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Some ashy notes in the finish. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1159) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Dark dark brown with a brown, lasting head. Caramel, tobacco, woody aroma. Flavor is sweet with tobacco, malt, toffee, caramel. Long finish with vanilla and caramel. Quite pleasant, warming.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (336) - - DEC 23, 2013
Dark brown body with a medium head. Quite complex taste that falls a bit short. Good but not great

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lacyhead (23) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a tan head containing bubbles of varying sizes. Head dissipates within a minute. Deep red colour when held up to a bright light. Aroma is chocolate with hints of molasses. Taste is lightly sweet changing rapidly to semi-bitter chocolate, and a spicy finish. Palate is OK. I have had this beer in previous years; not bad, but I would not rave about it.


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