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91
style
Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 139   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (10045) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9909) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
50cl from Beer City, BB 04-2014. Couleur lger dore/orange, col fin blanc. Arme, reste assez faible, je ne note pas trop venant de la mousse, laissant plus un bouquet de ces houblons europens pour une pointe fruite citronne lgre et herbace. Palais, houblonne lger pice sur notes de grains, faible ajout des houblons US laissant une faible note fruite, laissant plus laccent sur une amertume noble. Manque de convaincre pour une IPA, gardant plus cette approche trs anglaise. Pas mauvaise, mais une meilleure approche aux niveau des houblons aurait t apprcie.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9759) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
(bottle) Cloudy, golden to amber colour with a loose medium-sized foamy off-white head. Sweet (cara-)malty aroma with sour-fruity notes of grapefruit and a slightly herbal hoppy touch. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a calm carbonation. Cara-malty and slightly citric taste with notes of herbal and woody hops; moderately dry bitter-sweet finish with woody and slightly fruity hops and and vanilla in the aftertaste. A balanced Ale. 09.III.11

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earls Court 05/08/2009 Fruity aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and strong in alcohol with a slightly dry malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8830) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2010
oro aroma di radice leggero malto un tocco di toffee lieve agrumato scorza di limone in bocca il malto c ma subito sovrastato dalle note intense amare dei luppoli anche agrumati

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (8481) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 3/3/2014. Deep gold with a billowy white head. Orange fruits, floral slightly spicy hops, crisp malts and a moderately bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle from St. Aidans Winery, Holy Island. Bright orange amber with a pillowy white head. Nose Fullers-like orange peel yeastiness, hops, honey and caramelised malt sweetness washing over an almondy background strong in alcohol. silky slick on the palate with some mellow alcohol burn; orange and honey drying into hop and husky malt bitterness. Fruity, boozy and good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Bottled - leftover from DC gathering. Clouded orange colour. Lots of hop - pine, resin and citrus (orange). Very American pale/IPA in style. Some yeast and pale malt is evident in the flavour. Noticeably bitter. Enjoyable. (8/3/7/4/15 = 3.7)
RE-RATE. Cask (gravity dispense) at the Great British Beer Festival Day 2, August 2009 as Magnificat. Didnt realize this was the same beer as St Cuthbert, which I had already rated. Amber colour. No head but quite lively condition. Fairly restrained aroma. Some sweetish fruity notes on the palate but finishes fairly dry. Long, fruity aftertaste. Very easy drinking for the strength. Not as much presence as expected. Not much like an APA either. (7/3/7/3/13 = 3.3)
Original score retained.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden amber pour with a frothy off white head, citrus and yeast aroma, taste has light citrus, smooth malts, some sweet honey, light bitterness, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Medium offwhite head doesnt last. Slightly hazy amber body. Resiny orangey grape aroma with spicy notes. Dry-sweet spicy orangey taste with peppery grape notes .Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish resiny orangey grape aftertaste with spicy notes. Lovely, drinkable, fresh. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)


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