Brewed by Stroud
Style: English Strong Ale
Thrupp, England


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jorn69 (2064) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget. Fruktig, hög sötma, karamell, marsipan?, fyllig, alkoholvärmande. Söt medellång avslutning.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9994) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
330ml bottle bought at Systembolaget in Växjö last summer. Close to clear, dark golden body. Loose beige, poor lacing-head. Earthy malts and dusty hops to the nose. Flavours of herbal malts and dried fruits followed by resinous hops to the ending. Warming alcohol. Medium bodied and smooth in the mouth. Has got its moments (Tromsø 18.10.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, vintage malt, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130331]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (6228) - 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 (5091) - 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 (2159) - 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 (1374) - 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 (6934) - 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 (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
Sour, sweet and gooey with a pushy liquor flavor reminiscent of an unfiltered Carlsberg Elephant.

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