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: 1250   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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3.9
drmet (1066) - 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.

3.7
julesxxl (536) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 27, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 (brun-rubis, nez mélasse, cuir, dark miel, ~herbes, pomme caramélisée, back amer boisé-fumé, fin sèche)

2.9
AntonyWilson (519) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 15, 2018
330ml Bottle: Pours a dark brown, almost black with garnet highlights. Thin tan head that does not retain. Aromas of tobacco, molasses and a slight sherry note as well. Molasses dominates the flavour with hints of roast and smoke in the background. Bitterness is low, beer is sweet. Medium to full bodied, low carbonation. Overall a little sweet for me but some interesting flavours.

3.6
CraftBeerNick (3058) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle as a gift from Emma and Rob, 5th January 18. Pours dark brown, aroma is dark fruit, brown sugar, hops. Taste is caramel, some bitterness, bitter and sweet. Quite nice.

3.2
Johnstledger8 (1470) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 Bottle. Pours an opaque dark red with a fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is of caramel, biscuit, dark fruits, plum, raisins. Taste is of caramel, toffee, raisins, figs, plums, bready, hint of warming spice. Light oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

3.7
aardvark1 (260) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2017
Ciemmobrązowe z miedzianymi refleksjami. Aromat bardzo ziołowy, odrobinę w sos sojowy. Bardzo przyjemnie rozgrzewający alkohol, trochę metaliczność, ziołowe, lekko ściągające język taniny. Dobre

3.3
mandrilo00 (197) - CROATIA - DEC 23, 2017
HŽV...............................................

3.6
dimeon (530) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 17, 2017
A: Reddish-black with a small, of-white head N: Plums and black coffee T: Plums again. Bitter dark Belgian chocolate P: Medium-thin O: Well-made dark ale

3.2
jinroh (2585) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle from Seiyu. Pours dark reddish brown, caramel coloured. Some foam that is gone quickly. Tastes lightly bitter, lots of caramel and luckily not too sweet. Some herbal thing going on, bit of liquorice. Overall, not really that impressive, a bit watery and caramelly. Not too bad either.

5
beikes (174) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2017
In spite of the dull appearance and mon existing head, this is a masterbrew in this segment of beer. This is just about one of the best old ales out there. Good balance and spice, makes this my goto winter pint.


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