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: 1259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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3.9
scrooloose (28) - 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 (18) - - 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 (2267) - 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 (854) - 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.

4.1
Sissio (1899) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 8, 2018
Clear dark brown, fading cappuccino head. Caramel, balanced roasted malt notes, hint of chestnut honey. Fulfilling taste, caramel, dark cherry liquor, caramel, honey. Fairly sweet.

3.4
crossovert (14624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2018
500ml clear embossed bottle. Clear amber pour. Aroma is leathery dark fruits and a large blast of oak, caramel, wine. Flavor is a touch sweet, peperry and herbal, touch watery, decent.

3.8
bertovapes (181) - Chorzow, POLAND - MAR 1, 2018
Piwo wypite jakiś czas temu. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji, w ramach uzupełnienia profilu.

4.6
Teran (359) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 28, 2018
Pours dark brown with red reflexes accompanied by a medium quite long lasting tan head. Aroma is caramel, rich fruits. The lasting woody aroma. Tasty one.

3.3
malibrat (277) - Pula, CROATIA - FEB 24, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Tamno smeđa i crvena rubin boja sa tankom pjenom koja brzo nestane i drži se samo na rubu čaše. U aromi se zaista osjeti taj 'hrast' , a bilo bi i čudno da ne , jer na flaši piše da je 2 godine odležao u hrastovoj bačvi , ali ta aroma nije prenaglašena , mogu čak reći da je ugodna. Osim 'hrastovih parketa' :) u aromi se osjeti i suho voće. Tijelo je kao i kod svih Engleskih 'komercijalnih' piva tanko i lagano , ali nešto manje vodenasto nego šta sam primijetio kod nekih drugih Engleskih piva , ali na to se moraš naviknuti kad piješ njihove pive. Okus nije tako slab , osjeti se opet ta aroma hrasta koja ide u nos i lagano je gorkasto. Suhovoćna slatkoća je isto primjetna ali vrlo malo. Kao što je reko' kolega ispod mene⬇️ ima nešto Doppelbockovsko. Uglavnom , za 'hrastoljupce' biti će vrlo dobro , a za ostale ljubitelje tamnih piva sasvim solidno .....e da , zaboravih , nesmije se piti hladno , nego barem da ima 10° celzića.

3.9
drmet (1097) - GERMANY - FEB 14, 2018
L: -pours a clear ruby-brown with a small to medium,foamy,sand-coloured head -medium carbonation visible S: -plums,raisins,syrupy,dates,cooked potatoes T: -Follows the nose + spicy,bready -finishes dry F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body -slight alcohol noticeable O: A really good Ale.It reminded me of some Doppelbocks in profile.I kinda missed the Toffee flavours/Aromas i get a lot in English Ale styles.


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