Fernandes Empress of India

 
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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
harrisoni (18820) - 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

3.9
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Cask @ Dover Festival 06: Hoppy nose. Grassy, citric, balanced but nice. Quite refreshing.

3.8
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.

3.5
DanielBrown (4520) - 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.

3.5
chriso (7569) - 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.

3.5
duff (5484) - 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.

3.4
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.

3.3
tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2011
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2003. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear pale mahogany in colour with a loose open white head. Strong malty aroma with dark berry fruit evident. Thin resiny mouthfeel and no lacing of note. Mixed complex malts give a fiery digestive biscuit base with strong rosehip syrup notes and elderberry. Hop flavours build up into a strong resiny aftertaste with pine notes. Dry notes continue into the long finish with woody sherry and vanilla cask notes. An interesting Strong Ale which is full of flavour and complexity, highly recommended..

3.2
leaparsons (10613) - 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.

3.1
SilkTork (5757) - 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.


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