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Brewed by Woodfordes
Style: Barley Wine
Norwich, England
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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Maris Otter; Caramalt; Goldings hops.


elektronikfagtekniker's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, - DEC 4, 2007
bottle. it has a dark copper color with a large head. the aroma is sweet and malty. the taste is also malty but with some hops as well.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
500ml bottle shared with jeevan & ashton mccobb. Pours golden, light haze. Aromas of higher fusel alcohols, almonds, malt. This whole thing is pointless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3554) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - bright amber with a decent head. Nose - orange and lightly floral. Taste - burnt orange, tangy orange finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - these days it’s an English Strong Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CharlieTwoPies (31) - United Kingdom, - JAN 13, 2015
Dark gold / very light copper colour with a thin white head that doesn’t persist long. A spicy and piney herbal hop aroma with soft honey and apricot sweetness and malt. Taste is sweet. Fruity sweet. Apricot and honey again. Soft smooth taste of plums and biscuit too. Pulls of its strength very well. Finishes without the medicine and pear touch that is very typical of many examples of the style which is massively to its credit. All in all pretty damn good. Would not say it reinvented the wheel but I’d definitely recommend it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1072) - SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe:
The beer was an easy on to drink and the 7% abv. provided a nice warming, slightly boozy feel to proceedings but this was balanced out well by the citrus flavours and sweetness, not to mention the caramel malts. A very nice beer and one well worth picking up if you’re lucky enough to stumble across it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (576) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
fruity aroma from a amber body thin white head, taste of sweet prunes then some bitter aftertaste. really good one of early beer drinking favourites

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1782) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours amber with a thin cream head. Notes of banana, caramel, sherry and booze. Starts sweet and finishes bitter with a bit of a metallic after taste. Has quite a home brew feel to it. Not bad, but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2252) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Picnic Fayre. Cley Next The Sea. Norfolk. Orangey amber. Film of white head. Bit of a prune juice and fruit salad thing going on. Juicy and sweet. Taste sets of sweet, then turns dry, with a little bitterness. Fairly light palate, given the ABV. Fruity dry, light bitter finish. Good stuff. Must try and find it on cask.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber no head. Aroma: Note of dried fruit, syrup and hint of vinous. Taste: Low/medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light/medium body, no/low carbonation, abrupt liquorice, dried fruit, boiled sweet finish. Comments: Tasty not great, and not keen on the mouthfeel. Review is for the bottled version 7% ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mt_hall (147) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Amber/ruby colour, with a slight haze that cleared very slowly and a small white head. Strong malty, plummy aroma. Smooth in the mouth with fruit (banana & plum), a touch of malt, and a dry finish. Very good, and very drinkable for such a strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle on the train to Brussels for Paul’s Pre-Wedding Beverage Bonanza. Pours clear, amber-gold with a small, white foam head. Ripe fruit aroma with light toast and faint alcohol. medium to big sweet flavor with some orange, toasty sugar, bread and a bit of pear. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Mildly warming finish with light marmalade, toasty sugar and bread, some caramel and booze. Yeah, not bad at all.


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