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Brewed by Chiltern
Style: Old Ale
Aylesbury, England

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available filtered in bottle. Also sold as a charity beer under the name Battle Of Britain Beer.
A robust, full-flavoured, dark old ale with real depth of flavour and a long finish. A classic in the true tradition of old ales. Satisfyingly dark but not impenetrable, good body but not overpowering, with a long pleasing finish. Exceptional balance of premium malt and choice English hops, carrying the unmistakable Chiltern stamp.
The beers idiosyncratic name is taken from the area immediately surrounding the Brewery, known as the Three Hundreds of Aylesbury, not to be confused with the Chiltern Hundreds, which extend across the Chiltern Hills at the back of the Brewery.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2910) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 1), Earls Court, London Aug 2009 - Copper in colour. Fruity. A strong old ale with some crystal malt and roast character plus hints of liquorice. Sweet malty with some earthy hops. (2009-08)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18424) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Cask at the Bootlegger, 20/11/16. Deep amber pour with a decent light cream cap. Nose is caramel, stewed fruits, grass, grains, light bread pudding. Taste comprises biscuit, caramel, toffee, fruit esters, bready malts, grains. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light bitterness. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7415) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Cask at Milton Keynes Beer Festival; clear copper pour with a bubbly off white head, aroma had sweet toffee, taste has sweet caramel, light fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (2202) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 1, 2016
Handpump at White Horse on Parson's Green in London. Clear and bright dark Amber pour, tick ivory foam. Nose: traces of dried tomatoes, dried figs, leather! Lovely. Mouth: sweet cherry like start with a sudden bitter sharp closure. Great with BBQ imho. Liked it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildfruity (7) - Aylesbury, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
A great ale, locally brewed in Buckinghamshire. If it were a wee bit cheaper I would drink more of it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (891) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Cask - clear deep amber with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of roast malt and a little dark fruit. Taste of a little roasted malt, chocolate and a light bitterness. Hints of dark fruits. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tarosama (84) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle @ Home, deep classic bitter looking colour with good amount of head. Contrast to the colour, it is very fruity and long sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (23944) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
6th December 2013
Pigs Ear. Clear deep amber beer, bubbly pale tan head. Light dry palate with mild carbonation. Mild sweet lactose malts. Light dried fruits and a liitle ripe orange. Light dry finish. Pleasant and easy going.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (13736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Cask gravity at Pigs Ear 2013. It pours deep brown-amber with small beige head. The nose is earth, wood, varnish, caramel and hot cross bun. The taste is earth, wood, caramel, varnish, light candy, dried fruits and cinnamon bun with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Solid old ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (10857) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle at home as the battle of Britain ale. Chestnut copper colour thin short lived cream head. Nutty raisin aroma. Flavour is crisp apple, nutty malt. Slight dry tart a little staleness. Quite high carbonation and chalky mouth feel. Decent but a little bland.


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