Brewed by Stroud
Style: English Strong Ale
Stroud, England


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Vintage Ale 2011: Maris Otter barley was bred by Dr G.D.H. Bell in the mid 1950s to brew traditional cask conditioned ales and has become acknowledged as the finest brewing malt in the world. This characterful pale ale has been brewed using only 2011 vintage organic Maris Otter barley, and English organic First Gold hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (5152) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013

Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty and rich fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Dominating fruity, some spices and malty.
Overall impression: Not my cup of tea. Seemed a bit unbalanced.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4342) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle 33cl from Jan, shared with calisky. A cloudy amber ale with almost no head. Nose is on orange and caramel. Aroma is on over ripped fruits, sweet, burnt caramel touch, grape notes. Body is on grain and cereals, lot of yeast, hazelnut finish with light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1333) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2013
Belle couleur trouble orangée. Bon parfum de fruits sec. Arome de fruits avec note caramel et malt. Un corps sans carbonation presque vineuse, gout houblonné amer, un peu de céréale et un peu sucré-fruité. Bonne fin de bouche. pas mal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (329) - - SEP 13, 2013
Great raisin and dark fruit flavors. Nice light brown ale with a slightly purplish color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1352) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
(Bottle). The aroma is subdued but in it there are many vague flavors, including tangy caramel, dried fruit and yeast. The flavor is slightly tangy with hints of fruit and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Small offwhite head. Slightly hazy amber body with carbonation. Dried fruit and perfumy banana aroma with spicy notes. Sweet, and faintly dry, smoky oily dried fruit taste with ashy honeyish notes. Fullish body. Mild, slighly hot mouthfeel. Dryish fruity oily banana aftertaste, again with an ashy, smoky background. Did not really enjoy, because of the ash. (0.33l bottle, from Systembolaget Nordstan, Göteborg.)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
Sour, sweet and gooey with a pushy liquor flavor reminiscent of an unfiltered Carlsberg Elephant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 26, 2013
Really enjoyed this full flavoured golden amber ale. Flavours are clean and rich. Fudge, caramel, molasses, silage, ending on bitter resin. Yummy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mzaar (1839) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
Flaska. Bärnstensfärgad med minimalt vitt skum. Doftar karamell, röd frukt, gröna äpplen och i bakgrunden finns alkohol. Finns en trevlig sötma i smaken parat med karamell och krusbär som gör ölen helt okey smakmässigt. Alkoholen i smaken är mer värmande än tärande.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linnet (1191) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle Ar: sour, tartness, jam, butterscotch, grass, hay, perfume, honey, warming finish. Ap: hazy amber colour, quickly disippating off-white head that creates a ring. F: rather pronounced bite, big fat malt backbone flavour is so British that it borders on being a caricature, perfume, earthy, jam, honey, some grass and hay, some salty licorice and coffee roastiness. P: medium/full body, soft carbonation. T: decent but not much more than that.

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