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Steel City
Brewed at Little Ale Cart

Style: Barley Wine
Sheffield, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Cask conditioned; Special
IPA from the mini-kit, brewed with Bramling Cross, Motueka and some others! Special for Ian Harrison (harrisoni)’s 10,000th Rate!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity, glue, young, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, unbalanced and quit young - green. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. Congrats Ian - with you 10K ;D [20120502]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Hazy deep colour with a small white head. Aroma is alcohol, glue, some grains and slight notes of tropical fruits. Flavour is glue, yeast, herbs, some sweetish hpos. Quite bitter with some mild catpissy notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scopey (12230) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Hand bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours hazy amber, with no head. The nsoe is alcohol, leaf, raw hop, citrus and spice. The taste is resin, grass, citrus fruit, obvious alcohol warmth, spice, raisin and currant, with a very warming finish. Medium body, low carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Very hot indeed. Aggressive in many aspects, but doesn’t have the body to carry them off. A bit of a letdown, unlike Ian’s ticking ability.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jackl (7011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Hand bottle at Scopey’s CBC Tune-Up. Thanks to Leighton for bringing this from Reading. Slight hazy light butterscotch brown color with no head. The nose is fermenting raisin, butterscotch and spicy chili powder. The taste is light fruity apricot followed by a very hot caramel tang. Lemon rind acid and dodgy liqueur. Very aggressive flavoring with a very warm finish. Despite the hot profile, this drinks a bit thin and slick. Overall, not an agreeable tipple. Perhaps the hand bottling compromised some of the more delicate features of this beer. Sadly I won’t get a chance to find out!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Cask at Reading BF 2012. Congrats Ian! Pours a lightly hazy, rich gold with a bubbly, lightly foamy white head. Big hop aroma with juicy citrus, bubblegum, mango, light pee. Medium sweet flavor, fairly sweaty, plenty of sugary malts, mango, some citrus. Medium to full bodied with soft to fine carbonation. Warm finish with some gritty, fairly abrasive hops, some pine, mango, sweet bread, sweaty grass. It’s a big beer that throws some big punches, but the punches aren’t really landing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17146) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Cask handpull at Reading BF 2012. Hazy mid brown with lasting off white head. Rating 10,000. Well its a hell of a beer. Bit of a flat mouthfeel. Bit of alcohol burn. Hops and alcohol on aroma. Good Simcoe finish. Drunk with Chriso Patrik Jan and Charlotte. 7 years after this all started at Reading with Chriso Duff and Phil so it finishes full circle. Beer has some hop punch but I guess the beer of this strength probably needed a bit more time to condition. Thanks to Gazza and Dave for brewing it.

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