Brewed by Tring
Style: English Strong Ale
Tring, England


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Occasional.
Originally brewed on October 25th to commemorate the Charge of the Light Brigade. Now brewed in January and matured for 11 months to be sold over Christmas and New Year. The prolonged storage provides an extremely drinkable ale for its strength. A strong, dark aromatic and estery barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham B2, UK. Clear dark red brown color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, licorice, cola. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. (120108)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
33 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small white head. Dry caramel malty and roasted aroma. Flavour has the same with a bit of liqourice from back of the tongue. Smooth caramel and bitter to slight spiced flavoured. Ends dry and solid caramel malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34637) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazng tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and elderflowers. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25449) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Bottled (from Utobeer). Deep amber colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some quite hoppy notes, mild spices as well as some slight alcohol sweetness. Flavour is rather sweet malts, alcohol, some toasted notes as well as quite big on the hops. Wellbalanced and rather pleasantly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear deep amber - - almost orangey brown - with a small off-white head. Fat berry-like fruit aroma with some alcohol present. Quite full-bodied with sweet fruit accents and some caramel. Lightly bitter finish. 210309

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned. Deep burgundy in colour. Fruity and salty nose. Very malty, full bodied. Surprising almond and banana flavour. Very dry. Salty, bitter finish. Almost like a Belgian style doubel dark, but perhaps leaning towards a barley wine as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2016
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a dark amber color with no head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
8th August 2012
GBBF. Hazy amber beer. Good pale tan head. Light dry palate. Fresh lactose sweet malt. Traces of spicy bubblegum esters. Very mild citrus and red berry fruits. Finishes dry with a pinch of spice, but overall a sweet barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2008
Bottle at home ... nice ruby ... rich malt ... sweet rich toffee malts ... juicy smooth ...hides alcohol well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle from Viti’s, Vancouver; bb 03/02/12
Beautiful dark amber color, bright; medium sized compact head. The aroma has caramel, slightly oxidized malts, some vegetables. Some caramel and malt flavor, again with traces of vegetables; but the lean body and moderate sweetness identify this as a Strong Ale but not as a Barley Wine; although the alcohol content is not extreme, it can be clearly perceived. Correct bitterness, the final is also a bit nutty.
Pleasant brew, with no excitement though.

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