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Stringers Furness Abbey

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Brewed by Stringers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ulverston, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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What would the monks at Furness Abbey be brewing nowadays? Something like this? A belgo-influenced strong ale? With hints of spice? Why not?


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Keg at CASC, Aberdeen. It pours deep brown with a small white head. The nose is dried fruits, brown sugar, fruit cake, earth and candy. The taste is cola, dark fruit, dried berry, fruit cake, plum, fig, candy and caramel with a sweetish finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Drinkable enough, but no real depth. Alreet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Bottled. Hazy brownish amber, brief head.Spicy nose with grains, licorice and apples. Quite dry with caramel and saké. Medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Grainy iicorice. Mid bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jvhemert (332) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Keg @ The Hanging Bat AROMA: fruity with hoppy overtones, strong smell of spruce APPEARANCE: amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter, PALATE: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, OVERALL: ok attempt at a Belgian dubbel, has not got the body and too much overtones in spruce and hop.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenH (2331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
Tap at bat. Pours dark amber with white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast esters, banana and dark fruits. Taste has spice, banana, esters. Slightly sweet. Not ny idea of a good time

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 12, 2012
Keg @ Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh 071112
Dark copper, clear, no head
Aroma - red berry fruits
Taste - red berry fruits, soft yeast esters, some caramel toffee malts, slight bready yeast, fruity caramel
Palate - very little carb, thinnish body, quite oily. Finish as main flavour, touch of alcohol, bit too thin
Overall - Quite a tasty ale but it was too thin

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Keg at Holyrood. Reddish orange copper, thin white head fades to nothing. Sweet candy fruits, soft caramel, dry honeyish thing going on on the nose. Soft malty sweet front, quickly overtaken by dry earthy hop flavours. Touch of roast, light resin, soft dry malt finish. Not bad, not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 cask at 9A ... copper ... thin lacing ... soft spicy zezty dry woody hop nose ... sweet berry fruits ... light yeast ... soft candi sugers ... lots of brries but quite sweet sugers ... intersting cask at hanging bat .. deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft yeast big aniseed ... soft malt nose .. juicy malts ... dark fruits ... tick at 3.5

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastel. Dark brown with a malty, honey and smoke whisky falvour and a sweet caramel spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 Bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Bubblegum sweet, reddy-brown ale, with some nice subtle smokiness right at the end. Moreish, subtle alcohol, very rounded, Belgian yeast and spices in there, enjoying this more as I get through it

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
14th January 2012
Very hazy amber beer with a thin white head. Dry semi crisp palate. Dry sweet toffeeish malt. A little spice and a whisper of bubblegum. Alcohol evaporating dryness in the finish. Too dry and a little too one dimensional.


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