Greene King Strong Suffolk / Olde Suffolk

Brewed by Greene King
Style: Old Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 1255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Filtered.
Dark Ale
Marketed in the United States as Olde Suffolk.
A blend of two ales: Old 5X, which is brewed to the maximum strength possible (around 12% abv) and left to mature in 100-barrel oak vats for a minimum of two years, and BPA, a dark, full-bodied freshly brewed beer which is added just before bottling. The result is a unique beer - strong (6% abv), dark, fruity, oaky and very, very special.
Bottles have been cold filtered rather than pasteurised since May 2006.

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Sissio (1834) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 8, 2018
Clear dark brown, fading cappuccino head. Caramel, balanced roasted malt notes, hint of chestnut honey. Fulfilling taste, caramel, dark cherry liquor, caramel, honey. Fairly sweet.

crossovert (14359) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2018
500ml clear embossed bottle. Clear amber pour. Aroma is leathery dark fruits and a large blast of oak, caramel, wine. Flavor is a touch sweet, peperry and herbal, touch watery, decent.

bertovapes (162) - Chorzow, POLAND - MAR 1, 2018
Piwo wypite jakiś czas temu. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji, w ramach uzupełnienia profilu.

Teran (356) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 28, 2018
Pours dark brown with red reflexes accompanied by a medium quite long lasting tan head. Aroma is caramel, rich fruits. The lasting woody aroma. Tasty one.

malibrat (261) - Pula, CROATIA - FEB 24, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Tamno smeđa i crvena rubin boja sa tankom pjenom koja brzo nestane i drži se samo na rubu čaše. U aromi se zaista osjeti taj 'hrast' , a bilo bi i čudno da ne , jer na flaši piše da je 2 godine odležao u hrastovoj bačvi , ali ta aroma nije prenaglašena , mogu čak reći da je ugodna. Osim 'hrastovih parketa' :) u aromi se osjeti i suho voće. Tijelo je kao i kod svih Engleskih 'komercijalnih' piva tanko i lagano , ali nešto manje vodenasto nego šta sam primijetio kod nekih drugih Engleskih piva , ali na to se moraš naviknuti kad piješ njihove pive. Okus nije tako slab , osjeti se opet ta aroma hrasta koja ide u nos i lagano je gorkasto. Suhovoćna slatkoća je isto primjetna ali vrlo malo. Kao što je reko' kolega ispod mene⬇️ ima nešto Doppelbockovsko. Uglavnom , za 'hrastoljupce' biti će vrlo dobro , a za ostale ljubitelje tamnih piva sasvim solidno .....e da , zaboravih , nesmije se piti hladno , nego barem da ima 10° celzića.

drmet (1079) - GERMANY - FEB 14, 2018
L: -pours a clear ruby-brown with a small to medium,foamy,sand-coloured head -medium carbonation visible S: -plums,raisins,syrupy,dates,cooked potatoes T: -Follows the nose + spicy,bready -finishes dry F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body -slight alcohol noticeable O: A really good Ale.It reminded me of some Doppelbocks in profile.I kinda missed the Toffee flavours/Aromas i get a lot in English Ale styles.

julesxxl (676) - FRANCE - JAN 27, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 (brun-rubis, nez mélasse, cuir, dark miel, ~herbes, pomme caramélisée, back amer boisé-fumé, fin sèche)

AntonyWilson (522) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 15, 2018
330ml Bottle: Pours a dark brown, almost black with garnet highlights. Thin tan head that does not retain. Aromas of tobacco, molasses and a slight sherry note as well. Molasses dominates the flavour with hints of roast and smoke in the background. Bitterness is low, beer is sweet. Medium to full bodied, low carbonation. Overall a little sweet for me but some interesting flavours.

CraftBeerNick (3117) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle as a gift from Emma and Rob, 5th January 18. Pours dark brown, aroma is dark fruit, brown sugar, hops. Taste is caramel, some bitterness, bitter and sweet. Quite nice.

Johnstledger8 (1525) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 Bottle. Pours an opaque dark red with a fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is of caramel, biscuit, dark fruits, plum, raisins. Taste is of caramel, toffee, raisins, figs, plums, bready, hint of warming spice. Light oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

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