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Brewed by Bespoke
Style: English Strong Ale
Mitcheldean, England

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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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4.1
Benters (98) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle purchased at Gloucester Quays food festival. Pours a dark reddish-brown colour, clear with low carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, hint of coffee and slightly fruity with fine hop character. Taste is full bodied and well balanced - big warming tastes of dark berry fruits, molasses, some coffee set against a slightly spicy hop character. A really good beer, a nice discovery.

3.1
anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2017
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty weak smoky peppery caramel aroma. Slightly roasted malty smoky caramel flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty spicy weak smoky peppery caramel finish.

3.1
dchad56 (568) - - JUL 7, 2017
Cask - clear red to brown with small tan head. Strong fruity aroma, good mouthfeel. Strong fruity tasting.




2.7
Cunningham (8456) - 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
Rune (13644) - Tromsø, 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
madmitch76 (25801) - , 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
Theydon_Bois (20890) - 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
The_Osprey (9343) - 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
downender (8928) - 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
MrTipple (6570) - 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.


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