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Thwaites Lancashire Brown Ale / Co-op Strong (Brown) Ale

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Style: English Strong Ale
Blackburn, England

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered. Cleared by isinglass
Also known as Co-op Strong Ale / Strong Brown Ale.
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Sugar, Ammonia caramel, Hops, Carbon dioxide.
An easy drinking, full bodied ale brewed by Daniel Thwaite of Blackburn. The bittersweet flavours and hoppy finish make it an ideal combination with game and strong cheeses. Serve lightly chilled.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2707) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
500ml bottle from the Co-op, Paisley - clear dark brown, bubbly tan head, sweet caramel malt aroma, sweet malty flavour, smooth, easy to drink

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wimpyjoe (3475) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2012
Bland and featureless own brand ale with hardly any taste or flavour on offer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2012
Sharp when first put into the mouth as though its waking the Taste buds. Then swooshed around the mouth covering the back of the tongue and the cheeks. Leaving it before you swallow to saver the smooth taste. This is not one to rush. Make it last and enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2011
Aroma is mainly sweet caramel. Texture is quite soft, thick and oily with a light carbonation. I imagine this is how beer and cola taste when mixed. A nice sweetness on the lips but on the whole rather bland.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
A - Fermented dry fruit with light toffee A - Dark brownish-red with thin cream coloured head T - Sweet with little to no bitter P - Medium and soft O - Not very memorable

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Bottle from Co-op. Pours dark brown with reddish hue when held to light. Nose is malty and chocolatey. Taste is chocolate malt with very subtle hop bitterness. Nice balance of sweet malt and hop bitterness. Some dried fruit flavours in there too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 (bottled)"Strong Brown Ale" It is brown , but strong? 5 % is session stuff in my opinion .For context sake , I had TommyKnocker Imperial Nut Brown ale at the GBBF in the summer -that was 9% , i’d all that ’ robust brown ale’.

the beige head was shy , hiding after the pouring , nice deep, burnt brown color. nose is syrupy ..malt caramel and dark fruit esters , similar to an Old Ale. also some earthy plastic for some reason . it drinks with malty rich caramel like notes , a dark fruit complexity ..with a mix of a.chocolaty roast and resiny hop bitterness . palate is pretty syrupy and cloying , sticky stuff . interesting beer . better than I’d thought , there’s kinda a depth here.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1448) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Impressive and very flavoursome brown ale. My initial thoughts were ’meaty’, if you can apply such a description to a beer, but that was my impression and reminded me of my first taste of Bartemans XXXB. A good sweetness that lasts, a beer full of body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanEric (978) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle from co-operative. Brown to black coloured, minimal head. Aroma: barley, alcohol. Tastes somewhat bitter, sweetish, furthermore not so special.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2010
Not a bad brown ale, can be drank warmer than newcastle brown, not much to look at, average taste, not something I’d go for again


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