Brewed by Stroud
Style: English Strong Ale
Thrupp, England


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RATINGS: 78   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43243) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is herbal hops, light chemical and dry toasted malt. Herbal, light spiced and toasted malty. Bitter and slight herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of malts and caramel with notes of bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, bread and marzipan. Sweet finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours a cloudy, opaque golden with a tiny off-white head. Sweet fruity nose. Rich body, lowish carbonation, a lovely fruitiness - very sweet though - with a warming alcohol feel. Delicious. 250313

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22991) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy orange/amber, minimal head. Aroma of ripe fruit, butter, bitter orange peels and hay. Fairly sweet rounded mouthfeel. Crystal malt, honey and hay. Mid bitter finish. A mildly warming ale with a rich array of subtle flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sweetish malty caramel aroma with a slightly dry hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisOs. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate, semi dry and softish. Sweetish creamy malt, mild minerals. A little citrus underneath provides balance. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20687) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
bottle at chris0... hazy amber ... thin white lacing... soft dull musty toffee nose... soft yeast ... soft fruits...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18009) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (17295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Somewhat hazy golden/copper color with a small offwhite head. Sweetish malt aroma, caramel, brown sugar, glue, fruity, faint hop notes. Sweet alcohol flavor, caramel, raisins, dark bread, some hops. Rather sweet and not very much to my liking. Sweetish finish with bread, sugar and marcipan.

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