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Brewed by Twickenham Fine Ales
Style: English Strong Ale
Twickenham, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Cask, Occasional;
A strong, well-hopped ale. Powerful golden coloured beer with a fruity, citrus nose and flavour. A veritable Hop Bomb, with over a kilo of hops per brewers barrel, it avoids being too bitter with a skillful blend of American hops, making this a beer to be reckoned with. Handle with caution. Silver Medals at Reading Beer Festival 2007 and Peterborough Beer Festival 2006, as well as at SIBA SE Competition 2008 & 2009.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (519) - - JUN 14, 2014
Very hoppy aroma with a fluffy head. Fat golden honey colour with powerful fruity aromatic taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4090) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, golden colour with absurdely huge, frothy, due to its amplitude fairly lasting, factually rather diminishing, white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, a touch of lemon, mild notes of mirabelle, peach, apricot and the like, marmalade, a strawy touch as well. Taste is like a bouquet of dried flowers, a blossom-filled redolence bowl. No, misleading: less floral, more like a bag of dried fruit (tea), peach, apricot, straw, sweet bread, minimally spicy. In the finish more and more peppery spicy yeasty; lively carbonation. Well, I don’t want to intone the same style category mismatch, residue class, and missing rubric-song in every second rating, but... The label reads Golden Ale, "veritable hop bomb", and so on, it would surely qualify as Belgian IPA concerning yeastiness IMO, and it’s damn f...in’ far from something as paradigmatic an English Strong Ale as Fuller’s Vintage Ale, but hey - if those difficulties in classifying are the prize we have to pay for an evergrowing variety - I think I can cope with my anankasm, especially if the advisable therapy is confrontation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5663) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Slowly gushing out of the bottle, a huge frothy white head on top of a dark golden cloudy body. Aroma of malts, cellar and earthy note, some marmelade sweetness as well. High carbonated, clean fizzy mouthfeel.Taste is moderate sweet, dark red fruits, with oranges and piney hops for balance. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins, Blackheath. Amber pour with a fluffy white head. Lively little number. Pine, citrus and vanilla aroma. Wheat and bitter citrus flavour. Hop laden finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11856) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle at home in London. My first bottle from this brewery. Quite lively out of the bottle. Huge head that really lasts. Lots of bready malts in the aroma, some ripe orange. Medium sweet with mild alcohol bump, some ripe citrus fruits, a bit of pine and orange rind bitterness, doughy bread. Medium to full bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Warming finish with more bready malts, orange meringue, citrus hops, pine, mild leaves, hints of honey. Tasty beer. Like a hoppy English strong ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty bitter citrus finish.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beersiveknown (3238) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Very hazy dark amber with fluffy offwhite head, sticky marmalade and toffee on the nose. Very high carbonation, full bodied, lots of higher alcohols, sticky, sweet and slightly plasticky acrid. Too heavy to handle

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Gravity pour at Beer Rebellion. Pours a slightly cloudy pale orange colour. Its fine - fruity, sweet, quite sticky with caramel a bit of toast, some funkiness and a pleasant bitterness. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 16/11/12. Lightly hazed mid blonde with a thin white head. Nose is caramel, floral tones, orange, mango, hops. Tastes of sweet grapefruit, mango, candied sugar, hops, light pine. Fuller end of medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask @ Moon Under Water, Hounslow
Fruity aroma with apricot, resin and some hay. Flavour is fruity with hops, resin, some caramel and hints of toffee. Tasty and excellent real ale.


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