Greene King Strong Suffolk / Olde Suffolk

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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Old Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 1264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Dark Ale
Marketed in the United States as Olde Suffolk.
A blend of two ales: Old 5X, which is brewed to the maximum strength possible (around 12% abv) and left to mature in 100-barrel oak vats for a minimum of two years, and BPA, a dark, full-bodied freshly brewed beer which is added just before bottling. The result is a unique beer - strong (6% abv), dark, fruity, oaky and very, very special.
Bottles have been cold filtered rather than pasteurised since May 2006.

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2.7
dchad56 (691) - - AUG 16, 2018
Bottle - as Strong Suffolk Dark Ale. Darkish, reddy brown with decent off white head - though thin. Strong fruity aroma. 6% beer but tastes stronger. Slight ting on tongue - a sipping beer for me - too strong tasting for regular drinking.

4.1
dorain (1101) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2018
Aus der Flasche 2015-08 getrunken. Ein alter Bekannter nur im neuen Gewand. Vollmundiges, dunkles Englisches Starkbier. Extrem süffig - Klasse!

3.4
rami_pl (6219) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 27, 2018
Rami Rami is drinking a Strong Suffolk Vintage Ale (2014) by Greene King at Konstruktorska Business Center Karmel, chleb, sherry, susz, ciemne owoce, kawa melanoidyny... beczki nie czuje. slodkie... malo mi ciala. Dlugie posmaki. Zlozone. Dobre
Rami Rami: no dobra, z minusem, meczy cukrem

3.6
Flag08 (269) - - JUL 19, 2018
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2018 Bottle, 330 ml @ The Old Fishing Shack. Aged beers are nice man! I thought why i would like to taste oak in beers before. But i support it, big time. It gives some kind of whiskey/rum deepness to the ales. This has an especially rich baking spices tone. Dark brown with reddish shade. Complex aromas of biscuit, caramel, sweet chocolate and baking spices with cloves and cinnamon. Whiskey undertone, quite interesting. On the palate this whiskey-feeling is more permanent. Typical British-taste palate with this oakey deepness inside. A bit hot after the swallow gives this whiskey-feeling again. Long and present aftertaste. This is my 2nd oak aged beer today, and i really enjoy it.

3.3
FROTHINGSLOSH (8949) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2018
Sampled from a 16 oz clear bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a large soapy light tan head that lingered. The aroma was sweet and malty with molasses, a bit of wood and a hint of fruit. The flavor was toasty malts, wood, molasses, toffee and fruit. Medium length finish. Medium body.

3.7
Dbcwi88 (222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2018
dark brown with thin head. smell is very complex with lot going on. fruity, oaky, coffee, smokey. taste is same with some whisky notes and woodiness. yummy

3.9
scrooloose (33) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 14, 2018
330ml bottle, drunk from a snifter. Cloudy chocolate coloured beer with a thin tan head. Scrumptious aromas of coffee, rich malt, molasses and rye bread. Toffee, sweet breads, spicy orange peel, vanilla and woody oak. Low carbonation levels accentuate the flavours. Slightly sweet finish with a noticeable hop bitterness that is well balanced. Unlike many of their other products, Greene King really nailed this beer.

3.3
joseluisramone (24) - - MAY 7, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2018 Botella de 0,33 cl,fecha de consumo abril 2019,color cobre oscuro,carbonatacion media,espuma de escasa retención, aroma a fruta, caramelo, miel, roble, sabor también a madera,ciruelas,acaramelada, dulce,un poco seca,cuerpo medio,se bebe muy bien,una buena Old Ale inglesa pero le falta complejidad para ser una gran cerveza

4
josanguapo (2447) - SPAIN - MAY 3, 2018
From Labirratorium. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Avernum 2. Nice plums notes and a superb, moreish palate. Body may be a bit light, but a well adjusted bitterness compensates it fairly well. Leaves a really pleasant and long aftertaste. Low on foam

3.8
AssKicker (992) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - MAY 2, 2018
Couleur brune foncée bien propre. Mousse légèrement beige relativement correct. Au nez on capte vite le barrel aged. C'est principalement sur le Bourbon, le pruneau et le raisin sec avec un peu de boisé en arrière-plan. Idem en bouche avec un poil de vanillé et de chocolat en complément. Le corps est plutôt léger. L'équilibre global est malgré tout réussi, surtout pour une bière à 6% qui tape dans le barrel aged. Bonne surprise, c'est plaisant à boire.


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