Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Bowburn, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (593) - Alberta, - JAN 10, 2013
Pours cloudy yellow/orange with frothy head. A light caramel with an earthy pine needle citrous aroma. Tasty beer, this brewery has yet to dissapoint.

Holmen2 (4288) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2017
From bottle at Cardinal 05.02.16. Best before April 2015. Slightly hazy golden. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Moderate aroma and taste of pale malt, bitter citrus, papaya, other tropical fruits and dried fruits. Bitterness and Sevilla oranges in taste. Slightly metallic. Round mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Pretty tasty English ale. Grassy hops, a little lemon. Grains are musty and bready, but they’re also tasty. Tried in Durham for the first time in 2010 with Dave.

Rasmus40 (22129) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle @ Cotteridge Wines. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 270717

HopsGuru65 (3) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2017 does not count
This has to be one of my all time favourites. Perfect flavours with a great aftertaste too. Def not a heavy drink, lovely in fact :-)

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 2), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2009 - as "Durham Magnificat" - also Bottle as "Durham St Cuthbert" - Hazy gold in colour. Rather Syrupy. Fruity; orange-citrus. Malty; caramel & toffee. Hoppy; floral and grassy hops; rather spicy. Very dry. Sweet fruity malty with slight bitter hoppy edge. Very drinkable. Nice beer. (2009-08)

s_hartshorne (2840) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle shared with sarky northner. Peak District family doo. Golden thin head. Aroma is caramel malts taste same good hops some alcohol all a bit messy ok stuff.

SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle shared with s_hartshorne at family weekend gathering, carsington. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, some astringency, hops and a little caramel. Decent.

jamestulloch (4417) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle from Great Grog. Clear golden body with a thin white head. No visible carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of earth, pear and grass. Flavour of marmalade, peppery hops and dusty malts. Medium body with a light, oily texture. Soft fizz. A solid IPA.

ThirstyBird (3019) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Thanks to Mark for this! Pours a hazy golden color with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, fruit. The taste is crisp fruit, citrus, toasted malt flavor in the middle ending dry and crisp. Then body is light+ with nice, fine carbonation.

Garrold (5826) - 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.

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