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Brewed by Stroud
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mzaar (1915) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linnet (1204) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seffle (273) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (1028) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NordicV (1293) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1950) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13279) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting - London. One from L-Dawg. Pours clear gold with a fine, white cream cap. Rich, dry and lightly toasted malt aroma, with hints of toasted hay. Medium to big sweet flavor with some toasty bread, straw, faint honey and mild, ripe apple. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with sugary bread, lightly dry bitter hay and mellow caramel. Not bad but very basic. Still, a decent ESA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (832) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2013
Very small head, quickly disappering. Slightly oily appearance, heavy on the caramel side. Brownish orange color. Fruity on the sour side, apparent alcohol, modest bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3872) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Light hazy orangey with a small off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel), light hoppy (floral) and alcohol. Flavor almost heavy sweet, light spicy and bitter. Almost full body, sirupy, some alcohol. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2590) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
Bottled
Pours amber with a slight haze. Small, bubbly head. Aroma is honey, vanilla, biscuits and alcohol. Thick mouthfeel. Taste is sweet malt, honey, toffee and alcohol. Drinkable but a bit boring.


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