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Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: English Strong Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned. Has appeared in cask as a special.
Previously known as Empire Ale.

Light in color, strong and heavily hopped.
Colour: Pale
Nose: Strong hoppy aroma
Taste: Very bitter beer
Hops: Challenger with Styrian used as a late copper hop
Malt: Pale & Invert sugar No.2

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3.7
Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Excellent ipa out of burton. Really fruity and flavorful. Pours golden yellow and has a nice head. Love it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 4, 2012
Poors gold-orange with NIL foam head and almost no corbonation. This brew smells like a strong cider. Which is quite wrong for a beer because it is linked to apple like aromas = ethyl acetate so from a fermentation or lagering issues... Taste is poor, a bit malty, alcoholic with aftertaste bitterness. The beer is desperately flat and boring.

1.6
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle, must have been an old one, it poured hazy, some of the yeastys got in there, the aroma was of a sour beer funk, it was barnyard, there was some hops that came through but it was a bit off, harsh finish, overall it was okay, definitely will give it another chance in the future

4.8
SheffieldSteel (117) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - SEP 27, 2012
500ml bottle.Aroma of orange peel and of course hops, hops and more. Some ginger too. Pours a hazy gold with tiny 1mm white head. Initial taste is very rich almondy hop with medium bitterness. Aftertaste lingering and hoppy. A masterpiece! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
annunz123 (958) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Caramel, fruit, and a little funk in the aroma, almost like a Belgian yeast. A little bit of a sweet and sour flavor, almost like a sour ale, followed by a spicy, fruity, bitter finish. Not what I expected, but still good.

3.3
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured a cloudy golden with an off white head. Aromas of funk, citrus, and some spiciness. Tastes of the same lighter funk, citrus, and caramel. I’m sure the funkiness was not supposed to be there, but I kinda dug it.

3.5
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2012
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours honey color with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of lots of bitter hops, some sweet malts, and a little alcohol. Flavor too bitter on the hops without a balance from the malts. Smooth texture. Not bad, but the strength of the ingredients doesn’t blend in the best way.

3.3
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
26th February 2010
Hazy amber beer, thick frothy white head. Softish and semi dry palate. Bittering hop with a metallic edge but it’s not unpleasant. Dry bubblegum and malt underneath that carries through to the semi crisp and semi dry finish. Decent and a little off the beaten track.

4.6
dwyerpg (6217) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Looks great. Cloudy orange-red. A strong citrus hop aroma with grapefruit. This is pretty darn tasty, even though it seems fruity. Then, it seems to get a bit of oldish flavor to it. A good dry hop bite at the end. Quite nice.

2.9
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
500ml bottle. Bought for its label which is reminiscent of a homebrew. It pours a slightly hazy amberish brown with a big foamy but creamy white head. I am not a huge fan of the scent. It has a spiciness of like anise or something. There is some sourdough, golden raisin, and alcohol. The flavor is boozy and astringent at first. The mouthfeel is prickly and highly carbonated. The flavor has ripe apple, booze, a mild bitterness, and some liqueur-like caramel. It is decent the longer you sip, it reminds me of an amber ale that has sat for a bit, but the hotness makes me think it isn’t that old. It is a pretty decent one in the flavor. Kind of a wonky one.


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