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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Bowburn, England

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RATINGS: 140   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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3.5
TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottle. Leftover from the DC/VA/MD/WV/PA gathering. Had this the night of 11/21/04 in the hotel. Courtesy of chris_o. Clouded orange. Small white head. Nose is hoppy (citrus) and floral with milder sweet notes. Taste is suitably hoppy and releases more floral notes. Nice light maltiness in the background to balance this. Body is rather smooth but bitter. Finishes with more hops and citrus; light spiciness reveals itself as well.

3.2
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
Clear blonde covered by a sticky white lasting cover, hugely effervescent looks. A fresh aroma that blends floral, grainy and herbal notes. A bit straightforward and despite the aroma’s apparent freshness, it does not keep up in mouth and this feels unusual for Durham. Perfumey, mineral, fruity palate with a firm bitterness in the finish – lilac and citrus fruits. Medium bodied and refreshing.

3.5
TimE (6120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 5, 2010
golden color, slightly minerally fruity. Well balanced and moderate bitterness.

3
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a big tan head. Malty, grassy, florel aroma and a sweet malty, florel, hop taste. Medium body with a very dry finish.

3
mr_h (5918) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2012
500ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh - large bubbly off-white head, hazy deep golden ale with citrus hop aroma, orange flavoured, highly carbonated, quite pleasant

3.2
BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2012
50cl, English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly bitter/fruity, yet not balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew

3.1
SilkTork (5849) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2011 March, 2002 Bottle conditioned. Muddy orange. Citric fruit aroma. Pleasant tingle, though I prefer a softer feel. Muddled yeast and citric fruit flavours, finishing with a bold citric hop bite. Some honey notes. Decent beer. [3.0]
June, 2003 Bottle Conditioned, with Duff & Nuffield. Creamy mouthfeel - smooth. Sweet malt predominant - finish is dry and citric. Not great. [2.9] This was Durham’s first bottled beer and was originally called Millennium City because Durham was 1,000 years old in the year 2000. [3.1]
Oct, 2011 500ml bottle from Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in Durham. Bottle conditioned. A strong pale ale with a range of hop notes - citric and earthy. Toffee notes in the malt. A pleasant strong ale. Hoppier than average for English ales, but not as hoppy as American. [3.3]

3.6
Garrold (5601) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle. Mitchell’s Wines, Sheffield. Gold, with a little haze. Film of sticky, white head. Nose has orange hop. Vanilla malts. Flora. Some grassy notes. Hint of peppery spice. Taste is fruity, spicy bitter. Quite zesty and pithy. Some stickiness. Soft, oily palate. Light fizz. Finishes fruity, spicy bitter. Old school. Nice one.

3.6
Bamsen78 (5561) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours slitly hazy golden with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of citrus and fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with citric notes, touches of lemon peel and hints of grass. Bitter finish. A decent, unpretentious IPA.

3.3
johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
This was the first beer this excellent brewery bottled. A bit dissapointing as it was cloudy.This is something I dont mind in a wheat beer but dont feel too comfortable with it in a pale ale.Pleasant hoppiness with some citrus seeping through but the cloudiness still put me of.


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