Brewed by Wold Top
Style: Old Ale
Driffield, England


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Seasonal - Winter
A rich dark Ale, ideal for keeping the chill of Winter at bay. The roasted barley and pale chocolate malt give a deep red hue, the hop combination of Progress, Styrian Goldings and Cascade give bitterness with a soft spicy yet fruity edge, resulting in a winter beer that is well balanced, with an underlying maltiness, and a subtle fruit aroma, excellent with Yorkshire Parkin, Christmas Pudding, Rich Fruit Cake and Mince Pies.

MatteoD.'s rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatteoD. (137) - - JAN 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Un bel cappello di schiuma beige, che scende rapidamente ed un aroma di luppoli e di pane tostato, al palato morbida e avvolgente, sulla lingua di avverte il luppolo, il malto tostato, un amaro persistente e piacevole. ƈ’ la miglior birra della Wold Top Brewery che abbia bevuto! Ottima come dark Ale invernale! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7733) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2016
500ml bottle at home. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of treacle, molasses. Taste is sweet, more treacle and dark sugar. Light dried fruit tingle on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle from the Old Shambles Tavern. Appearance - near as dammit opaque black with an attractive slightly off white head. Nose - treacle, rich bready notes. Taste - molasses, tea-loaf, raisins, prunes. Palate - at least medium bodied with a big rich middle section and a rich but drying enough finish. Overall - this is good. Best from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Morghar (37) - POLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Aroma is sweet alcohol (bourbonish?) smoked plums, a hint of honey and coffee, maybe a hint of caramel Flavour is sweet bourbon, toffee, a hint of honey and dark fruits (plums). Relatively medium bitterness and low carbonation. Sweet, watery aftertaste. Both aroma nad taste nice and sweet but no so complex

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aragh (156) - POLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Ciemno brązowe z rubinowym refleksem. Piana szybko opadająca do obwódki, ale oblepiająca szkło. Zapach słodko - palony, trochę czekoladowy i miodowy. W smaku rodzynki, ziemistość i odległe echo czekolady, potem niewysoka goryczka o dziwnym charakterze - lekko czuć paloność ale dominuje coś innego, może ziołowego. W odczuciu gęste i ciężkie, trochę męczące.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salek (5) - - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
Butelka 0,5 l Zapach - czuć palony słód. Smak bardzo rozbudowany, Początkowo palony słód, owoce - śliwka łowicka (taka wędzona, nie suszona). Na finiszu pojawia się posmak spalenizny z lekką nutką goryczy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (984) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Drobna kremowa piana, ładnie koronkuje na szkle. Piwo w kolorze brunatnym wpadającym w czerń. W aromacie nuty palone, lekko owocowe, trochę likierowe. W drugiej nucie trochę ziołowo-łodygowej goryczki. W smaku goryczkowe, znów nuty palone. Nuty owocowe, trochę wytrawnych śliwek w likierze. Lekko zarysowuje się alkohol podnosząc odczucie goryczki. W drugiej nucie lekko ziołowa goryczka. Bardzo przyjemne piwo. Nie jest to najlepsze Old Ale jakie piłem, ale niezłe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12164) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle conditioned, 500m; from Clarkes of Whitby, Whitby, N.Yorks. Virtually black with cream head. Initially on opening with the aroma and the first taste I thought that this was infected, there was a tart, sour, fruity character but after leaving for a while this had dissipated. There was a smoky dark roasted malt note with a fruity, slightly wine like body, Christmas cake, figgy elements. In the end quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slautar (344) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Zapach przyjemny - trochę palony, trochę owocowy, ciut alkoholowy. Smak do przyjęcia, słodowy z goryczką niską (do średniej). W posmaku lekki popiół.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20863) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty caramel and weak dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6866) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Darker clear copper-red with a thin head. There’s grain, malt and a hint of chocolate in its nose. It’s not as stated in its taste but there’s a good sweetness running throughout its character.

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