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.

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   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (2134) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Colour of weak tea. Halo of dirty white bubbles. Looks ropey. Slightly astringent fruitiness. Light, toffee malts. Taste is sweet, but slightly tart. Syrupy palate. Manages to finish sweet, then dry, and light tart. Hard work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (225) - - DEC 30, 2014
Slightly cloudy dark yellow colour. No head. Aroma of pears and nuts. Nice sweet oaky malt bitterness. Some hints of dadles and caramel! It also has is a bit of a syroplike structure. Interesting ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (838) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle; 33cl; home; courtesy of @Clayfiish on Twitter. It exploded! A nice thick white lacing. Copper-bronze in colour. Aroma is musty; hey; sweet roasted nuts; spices; cinnamon and some high abv sweet liquor. Taste is incredibly sweet malts; lemon; rosemary; hey; perfume and floral hops. This should be a vintage spring ale as it’s reminding me of spring ales. It’s a good English style but nothing particularly exciting. It’s incredibly drinkable and not oxidised either. Well-made!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
Ganska god ale ifrån ett för mig nytt bryggeri. Skulle gärna prova fler ifrån dem. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
weronica (23) - - MAR 5, 2014
Doftar lite disktrasa. Rätt så tam o ingen wow känsla försvinner fort i smak tyvärr. Så ingen favorit

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Skummet dog på en gång. Lite kryddpeppar i doften och lite i smaken sen. Söt och ganska ok men inget som utmärker mig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Flaske 0,33l. Gift from Fin, Loz & Isobel. Thanks a lot! Drukket hjemme 17 Okt 13. Aprikosfarget. Lavt skum som blir nesten helt borte. Litt uklar. Behagelig fruktaroma. Smaken er syrlig frukt med innslag av mandler. Smaken holder seg lenge. Litt bunnfall - og veldig uklar siste kvelling.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jorn69 (1389) - 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 (8822) - 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 (37272) - 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]

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