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

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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


sm89walt's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, - JAN 20, 2013
500 ml bottle. A deep ruby colour in the glass with a creamy but fading one-finger, light tan head on the pour. Dried fruits, lightly dry berries, gently roasted malts and spice on the aroma. Raisin, prune, choccy & roasted malts with a subtle fruity tang in the mid-palate. Medium body, crisp and medium carbonation. A moderately lingering bittersweet finish. Well balanced and structured nicely on the palate.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (157) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml. Really dark red colour, overall well balanced. Medium long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wihlan (341) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Flaska från systemet - brödig doft. Mörk som en vinter Ale ska vara. Kryddig och brända toner i smaken. Något tunn i kroppen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHult (336) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Klar mörkröd vätska med stort ljust skum. Doftar vanilj, kaka och svagt av belgo. Söt Välbalanserad smak. Mycket bra julöl.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (283) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark with an off-white head. Sweet creamy aroma of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, chocolate, hint of coffee. Taste is sweet, roasted malts, creamy chocolate, coffee, caramel, dried fruits. Bitter roasted aftertaste. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (752) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Mörk, mörk röd, nästan svart med ett brunt skum. Doft: Malt, jäst, tuggummi, bränt socker, spya, jäkligt övermogen frukt. Smak: Malt, trä, frukt, bränt socker, sockerdricka, pralin, kola, alkohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Dark brown with thin head. Some sweet dark fruits in the aroma. Flavour has quite a strong bitterness. Roasted malt and also some hop bitterness too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (403) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Brown sugar, dried fruits, nuts, coffee and some spices in the aroma. Almost black with a red tint, tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really nice winter ale with rich flavor and some warming alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours an opaque colour, with red hues and a tan head that dies down to a clingy ring. Nose is sweet, spicey with some molasses. Tastes sweet, bitter, sweet, malt, molasses, maybe some toffee, caramel and a hint of coffee. Way different then I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with minimal off white head. Aroma of red berries, caramel malt, butterscotch. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, moderate spices.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2254) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
Pours dark brown, nearly black with a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, light orange, light butterscotch. Taste is sweet, burnt sugar and caramel, with light Christmas spices. Body is light to medium, creamy, with soft carbonation.


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