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Brewed by Tring
Style: English Strong Ale
Tring, England

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeZasada (306) - Beaumont, Alberta, - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle, pours a dark clear red ale with a thin white head. Thin maltish aroma. Taste: lots of malts, kind of beady, some caramel, with a moderate hop bitterness, notes of spruce. Very full-bodied, almost thick. Finishes with a woody bitterness. Pretty good...


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
From the bottle, pours a very dark mahogany color with a tan head. The smell is caramel, toasted malt, rich fruit. The taste is as it smells unending fruity and crisply dry. Medium in body with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (7392) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
Many thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing. The beer starts smooth and malty. Nice caramel there with chocolate hints. Easy to drink with a nice caramel body. Smooth, rich and round with not too much bitterness. Nice smooth chocolate aftertaste! Great!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2015
Cask, half pint at Lion and Key in Hull. Crocheted lacing from low beige head. Rosewood coloured body. Dark malty smell, caramel and bread. The taste profile follows suit with dark caramel, dark dough and with moments of dried fruits towards the ending. Well bodied. Fits the season very well (shared with Finn, 25.11.2015).

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (6180) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2015
Fra cask på Lion & Key Hull 25 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Ultramørk amber. Svakt farget tett skum. Tynn teppelacing. Søt plommesmak. For søt..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: caramel, grain and bread malts, light roasted malts. Appearance: clear, dark gold, medium, creamy, head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: intense grain and bread malts, caramel, light alcohol, light bitter finish. Overall: excellent ESA, great aroma and palate. Pint at Bath Pavilion Beer and Cider Festival, Bath.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Cask at Bulls Head, Burslem. Pours dark brown with a very light tan head. Stewed dark fruit, boozy hit. A bit in and out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taisapi (3) - boyup brook, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
On tap at GoldenLion Rochford. Strong fruity nose. Rich toffee flavours with some fruit and whisky. Small head. A great beer for winter/xmas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6505) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, alcohol, caramel, hops.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, alcohol, fruit, caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (821) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Clear red amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is dark fruits, toffee. Fairly similar taste. Full bodied, with minimal to no carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (499) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
A complex beer with very little carbonation. Toasted malt, dark fruits, sweet malt. Goes down smooth. You’ll feel the warmth of this beer.


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