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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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3.7
Slipstream (2720) - 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.

3.6
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.

3.6
Ratman197 (15636) - 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
Theydon_Bois (21516) - 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.

3.6
crossovert (14152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Draft. Sweeter brew, notes of vanilla, oak, wood, leather, spices, english yeast character. Decent though.

3.5
JohnnyJ (5571) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
On tap at the SD Strong Ale Fest 09. Pours a hazy amber. Sweet malt, caramel, a bit of spice, light grape notes, vinous, and some sweet fruit. Its decent, just not as good as a lot of the other ones that day.

3.5
Snojerk321 (2984) - 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.

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
Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
From Bistro BA Fest 2009. Aroma is berry, strawberry, alcohol, malt. Taste is strawberry, yeast, malt, caramel.

3.5
marcus (10890) - 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.


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