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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1082) - 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 (5962) - 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 (820) - 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 (1365) - 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 (1029) - Umeå, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seffle (112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from Systemet. Rapidly disappering head. Golden amber colour. Very malty with a caramell, almost melassy taste. Feels a bit like a "home brew" but much more classy. Indeed a very nice strong ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (530) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2013
Pours golden with small, quickly disappearing white head. Malty aroma with caramel, bread and honey. Very sweet taste with toffee and honey, light spicy with hints of hoppiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NordicV (992) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2013
Bärnstensfärgäd öl med ett snabbt försvinnande lätt skum. Doften är söt med malt, karamell och lite torkad frukt samt en aning alkohol. Något i smaken får mig att tänka på mitt enda (misslyckade) hembryggninsförsök. Maltprofilen verkar vara densamma, även om mitt öl var sämre på alla fronter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, honung med toner av trä och torkad frukt. Stor sötma, lätt beska och kolsyra.

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