Fernandes Empress of India

Formerly brewed at Fernandes (Ossett)
Style: English Strong Ale
Wakefield, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular.
A strong light-coloured and dangerously drinkable fruity and malty beer with a complex bitter palate and dry finish.

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harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
Cask gravity at Dover BF 06. Golden beige bubbly head. Citrus hoppy aroma, lemon, grapefruit. Quite pleasant in mouth. Quite a good take on an American style IPA. Sweetness balances the hops well

leaparsons (10859) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2003
A touch of pretol in the aroma starts this beer. Oddly pleasant, though. This has a malt liquour flavour about it, although it isn't that bad. Sugar, caramel and a desert-like dryness sum up this beer. All alc. but no trousers.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
1. Cask Stillage at the Formby Hall, Atherton 31/01/2002 Golden and slightly cloudy in appearance. Strong in alcohol. Pale with a hop finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2002 Golden pale and slightly strong in alcohol. Wheaty with a hop finish.

chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2006. Golden colour. Grassy, herbaceous hop aroma with spicy edges. Big hoppy smack in the mouth - this time more resinous and grapefruit accented. Not much else apart from the hops, but its nicely done.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest 2006. Slightly cloudy golden body, long lasting medium white head full of big bubbles. Nose is spicy forestry hops. Taste is surprisingly light, like one of those 3.8% English Bitter, although the hops have an American feel to them. Lightly fruity (mainly grapefruit), some pine-tree with mild to medium bitterness. Pleasant. I had this one at the Peterborough Beer Fest not knowing anything about it. It wasn’t on the official beer list booklet. A Fernandes that got in when nobody was looking? On our side of the ocean it’s the Gonzales who do that a lot.

SilkTork (5920) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Dover Beer Fest, 2006 Flowery, perfumey, white lilly type of beer of noticable strength. Hops are over balanced, resulting in a crude, smudged intensity.

duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2006
[email protected] Drinker. Quite citric and bitter, with some warming alcohol showing through. Dry leafy hop bitterness on the finish, hints of grapefruit, with a slightly salty, bitter finish. I would have thought this was more of an IPA than an English Strong ale, as it is listed here.

DanielBrown (4563) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2004
Hand pulled at Out of the Vaults, Leicester. Very firm, crispy dryness all the way. Tasty hops indeed, with some fruit where required. Orange colour, with a soapy top. This really could be labelled as an IPA, and is a good example of the British interpretation of the style.

Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2006
Cask at London Drinker Festival 2006. Hazy gold colour. Hoppy, juicy citrus and very bitter wihch a touch of butter. Very nice beer.

kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Cask @ Dover Festival 06: Hoppy nose. Grassy, citric, balanced but nice. Quite refreshing.

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