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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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3.4
anders37 (26641) - 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.

2.8
Travlr (24856) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2016
Ahh yes, the rate and elusive English Strong Ale style. Crystal clear golden color, see pic please. Aroma of boozy herbs. Taste is powerful boozy. Holy cow. Definitely the best split pea beer I’ve had in my entire life.

2.3
Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a filmy white head. The nose has some astringent cleaner, pale bread. Medium sweet flavorbwith harsh alcohol, butterscotch, ripe citrus. Full bodied with fine carbonation. How finish, lots of booze, simple bread. Harsh.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (19513) - 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.

3.9
bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Hazy amber with a 1 finger beige head. Mild fruit aromas. Medium body with mild, foamy carbonation. It’s fruity,oaky and a bit spicey. Really good taste. More like a non-sour Belgian than anything I can think of, but English Strong Ale fits. Very good. Mild sweet finish.

3.6
Ratman197 (14842) - 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.

3.3
djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange gold with small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is toasted malt and booze. Medium body, caramel, resin, boozy finish, good.

3.5
bu11zeye (13029) - 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.

3.6
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Draft. Sweeter brew, notes of vanilla, oak, wood, leather, spices, english yeast character. Decent though.

3.1
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2016
On tap at the BD in Chalfont. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized bubbly head. Some earthiness, floral, wood, and some fruitiness. Some alcohol burn in the finish.


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