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Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Smoked
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & Bottled; Regular.
An historical brew, harking back to an era when barley was cured over open fires and beer was stored in oak.

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3.5
kajser27 (1785) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 4, 2017
Hazy, brown colored, medium beige head, not very lasting. Aroma is smokey dough, light peat, some toasty notes, some dried fruit. Taste is medium sweet malt, some caramel, smokey doughy, toast and some roasted malt, some fruity notes, medium bitterness, dryish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. (bottle, Anspach & Hobday brewery, London)

3.8
JorisPPattyn (9927) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2017
Very good beige head, stable and leaving lace over faintly veiled dark mahogany beer. Smoked nose & -malts, smoked ham, light roast, roasted nuts, fire jacket potato or ashes-roasted chestnuts, ureum. Very dry, woody, nearly tart roasted malt flavour with relatively mild smoked, phenolic and roasted touches. Smooth, velvety feel, despite good carbonation; feels medium bodied; Very good, balanced smoked beer! Thanks, Jezza!

3.5
ManVsBeer (10263) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Keg @ Alexandra Beer House, Halifax. Dark brown with a very thin head. Has a light and appealing smokiness, bacon is evident and there’s a crispness to it too. It’s all very easy-drinking for its strength.

3.5
john44 (3062) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle. Clear Reddish Brown in colour. Large creamy tan head. Good lacing. Smoky aroma. Very Malty; light smoke, toasty malts, caramel, nutty, notes of chocolate and coffee. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; earthy hops. Bit Spicy. Sweet-bitter smoked malty and earthy throughout. Dry smoky bitter finish. Tasty smoky beer. Decent. (2016-06-02)

3.3
Lonick (1864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle @cgarvieuk. April Not So Fools Tasting 2014 [Rating Backlog April 2014] Pours brown, murky, tan head. Nose is smoke and chocolate. Taste is the same but with dark chocolate and a slight funk (farmyard) badboy happening.

3.4
adamnowek (2640) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2016
Super active carbonation. Deep and incredibly murky brown. Head is a cola colour. Taste is light smoke but more peat than anything else.

3.6
olio (10167) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark mahogany color with a medium sized, lasting head. Nice smoky aroma, malty, burnt a bit, some cocoa notes. Flavor is dry and bitter malty, smoked ham tones, subtle spices and caramel sweetness. Nice.
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3.5
sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Bouteille 33cl, BB 16.11.2016. Léger brun, col épais crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme offre un nez léger malt fumé, pointe d’agrumes en rétro apportant une petite note aromatique houblonnée. Malt est léger. Palais au profil malté assez léger, en premier, les notes fumées sont discrètes et progressent après un petit temps à t° ambiante. Le fumé est plaisant, fini vert houblonné avec une touche de citronné. Amertume ayant le mérite d’ajouter un côté frais en bouche.

3.7
caesar (7097) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Tap @ Exmouth Arms, Clerkenwell, small sample. Dark brown color, medium frothy head. Aroma of mocha, dark choc, light bacon, some roast. Roasty bitterness, mocha sweetness. Lovely.

3.5
FatPhil (15964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2016
330ml bottle (Ales by Mail)
Lovely rich smoky aroma, plenty of toasted bready malts, gently sweet. Rich brown, persistent tan head. Full palate, pleasantly smooth, filling carbonation. Rich smoky malts, toasted wholemeal bread and crusts. Some slightly woolly bitterness. Finish is a little earthy, which comes over as a bit harsh in the presence of the smokiness. Very solid brown ale.


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