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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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
Ratman197 (14818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
On tap at Bistro BA fest poured a cloudy tarnished gold with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of straw, peach, oak, vanilla and barnyard funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, oak, vanilla, fruittiness, barnyard and a hint of leather with a crisp dry lingering funky fruity finish.

3.6
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Nose is fruits and caramel with a dominating sweetness. Same in the flavor with the addition of white wine and honey.

3.5
marcus (10221) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours cloudy orange/golden with a thin off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a fruity caramel malt flavor with a dry finish.

2.7
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
hazy amber, no head, trace of lace. nose of earth malt, vanilla, trace of fruit. flavor had hints of fruit, caramel, but also a pronounced corn syrupiness, almost candy corn. medium bodied, sweet finish. much too sweet for my taste. sampled at FoBAB ’09.

2.7
deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
On tap at Jackie O’s during the Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Poured a hazy deep gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had sweet grains and cereal with a bit of pea and a bit of wine. Flavor didn’t come together well with an odd pea note, overly sweet grain and a wine note that didn’t really come out.

4.1
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Draft at rare beer section at Stone 14th Anniversary. One of the highlights in my opinion. Golden color with white head. Aroma was very sweet sugar and some oak presence. Sweet like a barley wine almost. Very good.

3.8
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Sample at the Stone 14th. Rating# 19. Hazy brownish orange color with a thin white head. Light aroma, belgian like almost, some caramel. Rich and boozy, sweet and quite good. (1362)

3.5
Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
From Bistro BA Fest 2009. Aroma is berry, strawberry, alcohol, malt. Taste is strawberry, yeast, malt, caramel.

3.1
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Draft, pours an amber body with an off white head. Big boozy body with some light oak, toast, and sweet toffee tones. Sugary and sweet with a modest warming, and some milder spicy earth tones to finish. A big messy and big, eh.

3.1
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Tap at BT> Pours a hazy deep murky amber with a weird grayish tint and a thinning head. Aroma is big spicy sharp phenolic and Belgian yeast sweetness, toffee, molasses, huge candy sugar, beet sugar, etc- with ginger and floral flowery notes, big black fermented tea. Flavor is beets, earth, spicy garlic, sharp phenolics, spicy- black peppery, cardamon harshness and finishes a bit too syrupy and sweet as well with a harsh phenol and solvent kick. Meh.


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