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Brewed by Chiltern
Style: Old Ale
Aylesbury, England

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 beer’s 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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3.5
jmgreenuk (9338) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 18, 2017
500ml bottle. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a thin white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is malt light fruit, woody resin liqourice hops. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a malty nutty sweet fruity light alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
Davros IX (334) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A good old ale. A nice flavour of malt and a very pleasant mouthfeel. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it just didn’t stand out from the crowd.

3.2
john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 1), Earl’s 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
Theydon_Bois (19203) - 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
RichTheVillan (7766) - 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
ippopotamo36 (2360) - 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
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
edsspoon (894) - 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
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
madmitch76 (24564) - , 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.


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