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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned. Also available occasionally in the cask as Magnificat.
Our interpretation of an India Pale Ale. Not too bitter with extra aroma hops for interest.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Challenger, Target, Columbus, Golding and Saaz hops.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12189) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a pale orange with a big foamy white head. Aroma is ligtly sweet, but with quite a lot of woody hops. Creamy mouthfeel and low carbonated. Taste is round, sweet, malty, but finishes quite bitter with a nice flowery, oaky and beechy edge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12151) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear amber colour with a little stable foam; dynamic aroma showing bitter almonds, yeast and grapefruit; highly carbonated; solidly malty with a robust bitterness; dry and long hoppy fruity finish - a nice one

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11505) - Troms, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2009
From the Real Ale in a Bottle Bar at GBBF 09. Medium sized, white head over a plain golden body. Sweet malty aroma added by dark spices. The flavour can be described as an interplay of succulent fruits and caramel malts.Some mild honey hints behind it all. On the sweet side of bittersweet to the ending. Medium bodied and with a fine drinkability (Earls Court, hotel room, 07.08.2009).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10895) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2013
500 ml bottle. Gyle 2376. BB Nov 2014. Kaisla, Helsinki, Finland.
Hazy amber colour with small off-white head. Floral hops, fruitiness and maltiness in the aroma. English style floral hoppiness, some bitterness, maltiness and dryness in the flavour. Rather tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10253) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - APR 15, 2011
Bottle: Deep golden, hazy, orangey sheen, small off-white foamy layer; moderate sweetish and woody-caramelly nose, supprted by hints of vanilla; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, very soft; slightly lingering woody and sweet-lemony finish. Really good.....

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Golden, with a nice head. The aroma has fruity, hoppy, caramel and alcohol notes, and I find the same in the flavour, that has a lot of fruit notes. The finish is nice and bitter. The alcohol is a bit too dominant IMO.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (10044) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2003
Durham Brewery seem to produce consistently good beers and this is no exception. A swith any good IPA, this is strong in alcohol but supremely drinkable (a dangerous combination). This is fresh and fruity in aroma. Flavours are fruity, citrus and tangy. The finish is looonnngggg and bitter. Alcohol vapours on the finish are warming and satisying. Nicely done!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9799) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Bottle picked up at Londis, Goring, Oxon, had this 27-01-08 Pours light golden with some haze topped off with a big white bubbly head. Great hop profile on the nose. Tasted fruity and hoppy with a streaky honey sweetness, quite floral also. Tasted great, Durham seem to consistently knock out some cracking beers. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0 Had this again Bottle courtesy of Peter Fowler, Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon consumed 21.03.12 Cheers Peter Pours amber with white head lightly floral nose. Bitterness is quite lovely, its certainly reigned in by a nice bed of sweet maltiness but it is still lovely, good fruity flavours with a raspy sweet citrus bite. I still note a light honeyness, it is a great beer maybe not quite the 4.0 but still great. A7 A4 T8 P8 Ov16 3.9

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2015
500ml bottle from Great Grog, shared with jeevan. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of floral orange hops, light malt some yeastiness. Tate is light bitter orange. Oily texture. Light mineral notes on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9651) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
50 cl bottle at Haktet, Gteborg. On February 5, 2011
BB June 2013
Clear copper color, smallish white head. Sweet, alcohol, cheeze scent. Mild, hoppy, grainy, alcohol taste. Grainy aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.


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