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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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nectar, sweet fruits, mildly acidic citrusfruity notes as well as apricot and wood. Flavour is wood, acidic fruitys and quite much puke... Not very pleasant in the flavour.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (7177) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2008
Draught. Low white fluffy and quickly disappearing off-white head. Clear golden body. Acidic lemon aroma and flavor with little hops bitternes. Low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet aroma with with citric, piney and hoppy notes. Sweet and hoppy flavor with caramel , citric and pine notes. Ends bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Cask at The Bricklayer’s Arms, Putney, 29th Sept 2007. Very slightly hazy gold appearance. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch which carries over into the flavour - it’s sweet butterscotch and toffee. The characteristic slickness of diacetyl is evident in the palate (along with alcoholic warmth) and overall, I found it distastefully sweet and sickly. Given the other ratings, I probably got a bad barrel and will try it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear medium yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, citrus, lemon, light malty, toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration and a nice balance. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14015) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
Cask gravity at Ealing BF 2007. I missed out on this at Reading so decided to have it here. Gold with slight haze, very thin white head. Slight fart, overridden by hop on aroma. Very decent in mouth, good sherberty US hop. Doesn’t drink it’s strength. Good hop finish. Very citrusy. Not a bad beer, needs a bit more body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
Gravity Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 07. Pale. Sweet and spciy. Zesty fruit and a sweet finish. Could do with a bit more hop but pretty good considering the strength.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 A Sim rate (cask at Reading BF): Nice hoppy citric aroma. Similar flavour. I could down this beer! Tastes like a stronger version of the shandies my grandad used to make me as a kid... and I mean that in a good way.

A Mes re-rate. Handbottled from cask thanks to Tom (Twickenham Tom, not that mad rocket the Cad.
Nice orange amber colour with a thin bubbly head. Slight chill haze as it’s straight from the fridge. Superb citric hoppy snout with a really good malty backbone and hints that dusky casky character when it’s just hitting the sweet spot. A damn good smell indeed. Almost a light barley wine character in the mouth. Big rich malty notes but balanced perfectly with the citric hoppage. Slight leather and tobacco and just a hint of alcohol. Great mildly viscous mouthfeel. Excellent lengthy bitter aftertaste. I promised not to rate this as Tom was worried about what sort of condition it would be in. I’ve gone ahead and updated our rating as it’s bloody excellent. Thanks mate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense), Ealing Beer Festival, May 2006. Clear gold colour. Very pungent herbaceous, juicy, floral hop aroma. US hops are obvious in the big grapefruit rush on the palate. Bags of flavour. Quite sharp and bitter, but backed up by juicy fruit and light biscuity malt. Excellent. Almost APA in character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2006
Cask at Ealing Beer on Broadway, 2006. Clear gold and sparklingly clear. Hop aroma. Sweet, thick malt and plenty of hops to taste. Another hoppy beer from the brewer, this incarnation being quite alcoholic.


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