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Brewed by Stroud
Style: English Strong Ale
Stroud, England

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1306) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2013
Det här var en god men framförallt intressant och komplex. Smaken bär söta toner av karamell och torkad frukt. Ölen är ytterst välbalanserad och kroppen är stabil, men i slutändan är det ändå komplexiteten som imponerar mest på mig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (1932) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, deep straw, with a thin, white head. Malty, spicy, quite hoppy aroma, caramel, apricot, earth, nuts, yeast. Dry, medium body and bitterness, slightly low CO2. Malty, spicy taste, caramel, fudge, apricot, almonds, hops, earth, dried fruits, marzipan. Quite robust and sturdy, but tasty. (2012-07-17)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Malty and bisquity aroma with some dried fruits, prunes, and floral and woody hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2013
Sampled at the SB-tasting. Flowery smell with a note of strawberry jam. Malty taste with some flowers and a fruity finish, the fruits are ripe also some caramell

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (505) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
Oklar koppar färgad med minimalt skum. Doft: Jäst, röda äpplen, källare, ny plockade blåbär. Första tanken när jag luktade var Barley Wine med lager jäst. Smak: Honung, blommor, över mogna blåbär, söta röda äpplen, mineraler, barr. Även smaken är lite Barley Wine, fast utspäd typ.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1928) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle: Hazy yellow colour, thin white head. Aroma is dominated of caramelly, sweet maltynes, vanilla, and hopy , fruity. Flavor: Sweet maltynes, mixed with vanilla, caramelly,alcy! This is a complex beer who do not look like a English strong Ale, but its ok enyway, medium to full body, long caramelly,alcy finish.

3.6
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9838) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (315) - - SEP 13, 2013
Great raisin and dark fruit flavors. Nice light brown ale with a slightly purplish color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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