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Brewed by Bespoke
Style: English Strong Ale
Mitcheldean, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Strong rich forest ale. Richly coloured fruity strong ale with generous peppery finish of goldings hops

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (7550) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2017
Deep dark color and a bubbly tan head. Good intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation level. Dry bitter ending. A lot of oak in this one. A bit to powerful and did not match the rather thin malt base and low alcohol.
[Cask at United Brethren in Chelmsford, England shared with Rune a Sunday afternoon]

Brewery #1614

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (12063) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2017
Half-pint, cask ale served in a mug at United Brethren in Chelmsford. Dark brown body. Bubbly ring to the rim of the glass. Dotted spots on the glass. Mild caramel nose, hints of dried fruits. Bread, wood and dried fruity flavours. Spiced bitter ending. Satisfying (Shared with Cunningham 19.02.2017).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
11th August 2016
GBBF Day 3. Cask. Clear amber beer, no head. Palate is smooth, semi dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Tangy malts, some dark character. Rye like spicy vibe. Rich fruits. Light dry finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Cask at GBBF 16, day 2, 10/08/16. Mahogany brown with a light tan cap. Nose is brown bread, light roast, earthy fruits, biscuit. Taste comprises dark malts, toffee, biscuit crumble, brown bread. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok stuff, on the lighter side of strong!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
August 2016 - Cask HP at GBBF 2016 as Bespoke Over A Barrel. Dark brown, hazy, foamy off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses and raisin. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is quite sweet with molasses, light cocoa, raisin. Quite good. (3.4)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8464) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Lord High Constable of England (JDW), Gloucester docks, July 2016. Medium brown in colour, with a reddish tinge a slight, off-white, head. Pleasant beer with red berry fruits, chocolate, bready malts and hint of leafy hops, ending in a decent, toasty, finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Intense, heavy, dark, toasted malts, nutty, light wood. Slight hazy, dark brown, small, off-white, frothy head. Light bitter. More dark, intense malts, bread, grain, toasted malts, average duration, bitter finish, flat carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Bitter, quite intense malts throughout. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF Day 3. Clear dark brown color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly raisins, dark malt bitter, some brown candy sugar. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3626) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Cask at the GBBF 2016. Mahogany with a rim of off white froth. Light red fruit aroma. The taste is more red fruits before toffee, liquorice and tar. Chewy finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (19171) - PCastle, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2016
Gbbf. Klares orange braunes Bier. Geruch schokoladig, ses dunkles malz. Geschmack schokoladig s malzig, karamellig, okay.


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