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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This English Estate October Ale is brewed with 10% raw wheat and 10% split peas. Fermented with our house Scottish ale yeast and barrel aged for 100 days in 1st beer use French Oak barrels.

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3.6
Theydon_Bois (20427) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Tap at Barcade, Brooklyn - 02/03/12. Pours a hazy reddish/amber colour with a thinnish white head. Sweet malts and caramel on the nose and also some sweet fruit aroma’s. Tastes as nose allied to a little honey, syrup, burnt sugar. Medium to full in body, not too much carbonation, sweet and boozy finish.

3.7
Slipstream (2675) - USA - MAY 22, 2012
On tap at Rattle’n’Hum Bear Republic event. A sweet and grainy barleywine-type brew, with a little wild funk. Sweet, fruity aroma, a warm finish, and some dry oak. Eccentric stuff, but interesting for sure.

3.1
BREWMUSKCLES (2727) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2012
yeasty and malty burnt sweet hay and light enough body. yeasty despite the body and burnt competes with pleasant hop character.

3.2
jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2012
Draft at Rattle with Andrew. Pours a hazy amber with nice lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and yeast. Mouthfeel is moderate to sticky with notes of booze, wheat and fruity malts

3.2
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
On tap at rattle with anthony and James. Sugary and sweet... A bit boozy. Some notes of green raisens and dates.

3.7
onceblind (10290) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Slightly hazy amber bronze, not much head. Funky aroma with a slight acidic sourness, candy sugar, toffee, and a touch of raisin. Smelled a little bitter but I couldn’t figure out any hop tones. Pretty sweet flavor with candy sugar, apple, toffee, raisin, cherry, and more bright boozy toffee. Nice flavor but too sweet.

3.7
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On draft at the Bistro Barrel fest. This one pours orange with an off white head. The aroma has some oak and tropical fruit. The flavor is mildly sweet with notes of tropical fruit, molasses, oak and definitely some pea soup in the background. This borders on not working, but it does. I liked it.

3.2
alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Draft @ Jackie O’s (notes). Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor are heavy on sweet caramel malts, some toasted bread, a grassy component comes in, oak, vinous notes and a touch of vanilla. If it stopped there, this would be higher. Unfortunately, I noted the pea aroma and flavor like some of the others who have rated this. It wasn’t overpowering, just enough to distract. Alcohol was fairly well hidden.

3.4
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with oaky hints. Fruity malty caramel and vegetable flavor with oaky hints. Has a fruity malty oaky caramel finish.

3.5
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2011
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of florals, cooked peas, caramel, ginger, and light roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, split peas (odd), light vinous, vanilla, oak, and spices. Smooth for the abv.


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