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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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3.8
Homer321 (5110) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at source. Nose is lightly spicy with a rye like presence. Light woody tannins. Taste is very malty and a great Scottish ale. Light peat. Wonderful caramel and toffee not too sweet. Wonderful woodsy tannins help dry it out.

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.

4
nickd717 (4700) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2009
On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Fest in Hayward. Hazy medium amber color with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is floral with sweet malt and caramel, oak, fruity notes, and peas, oddly enough. Flavor really showcases the split peas, which I found really interesting and different. Also some slight vinous notes, oak, wheat, sweet caramel malt, and mild floral hops. Medium body with soft carbonation and high drinkability, especially for the high ABV, which is very well hidden.

3
VsXsV (4464) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Draught at Bear Republic. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, wood, toast, light caramel and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel, booze, wood and lemon. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.

4.2
IrishBoy (4210) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Draft at Bistro BABF. Nose of toasty wheat, vanilla, and more vanilla. Cloudy copper with a medium off white glass lacing head. Flavor is lightly sour with some banana and lots of oaky vanilla.

3.3
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Sampled at FoBAB 09. Awesome name. Also had no idea this had split peas in it. Hazy murky amber pour, some head. Aroma is caramelly and a bit wheaty. Kind of strange. Flavor is pretty strong and caramelly also. Really not sure what to make of this one, but it was aight.

3.5
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2nd beer from Strong Ale 2009. 10th rating, lets make this one official. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet, rich and just ok. Taste is sweet, a little off but ok.

3.5
tgncc (3135) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Sweet, boozy aroma. Clear amber, white head. Flavor is caramel, fruit, booze. The finish is boozy, fruit. Medium in body. Decent.

3.3
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest, this beer poured a hazy golden color with a small head and vinuous notes in the flavor

3.5
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Tap @ Pizza Port Strong Ale fest 2009. Pours a deep mostly hazed orange amber with a frothy off white head. Nose holds some yeast and bready malts. Very fruit forward as well. Flavor is also quite yeasty and sweet.


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