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

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RATINGS: 1248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Marketed in the United States as Olde Suffolk.
dark ale
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 sterile filtered since May 2006.

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3.3
bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color. Toffee in the malty, vinous aroma. Full bodied. Malt, toffee and hints of oak and wine in the flavor. Maybe a bit sticky, but well balanced. Would love to try the stock ale straight from cask.

3.6
tgrtnr (394) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2017
500 ml bottle. Pours clear dark brown reddish, big foamy head. Roasted malt, caramel, maple syrup, citrus, cassis. Well balanced taste. Medium bitterness, slightly sweet and sour. Creamy texture, low carbonated, full bodied. It ends fresh and crisp. Good!

3.2
einherjar (498) - Rijeka, CROATIA - OCT 27, 2017
Dark color, medium beige head. Aroma roasted malt, dried fruits. Taste roasted malt, yeast, caramel, fruits. not well balanced.

2.3
Zymurgeist2 (2434) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 21, 2017
May be an old bottle but this was a challenging one to get down. A bit of cardboard and just disjointed.

2.7
FireGlider (717) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2017
Light brown color with small beige head. Malty aroma with some ultra light dried fruits taste. Not amazed.

3
Hrc_Cro (632) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2017
0.33l bottle. Clear brown/reddish color with small beige head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is sweet and little bitter. Pretty boring and plain.

3
gyllenbock (10025) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2017
Sample at SBWF 2017. Dark amber with a small head. Quite soft with malt, caramel and some fruit. The body was medium as was the bitterness.

3.2
rane (1107) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle. Red brown with small offwhite head. Aroma malts and caramel. Taste malts and caramel.

3.3
Grumbo (4260) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

4
gorthaurz (132) - CROATIA - JUL 16, 2017
Pours a dark ruby-red with a medium head. Aroma of fruits and oak cask. Taste of spices, caramel and slightly of roast malts. Alcohol taste is present. Light bitter and sweet finish, leaves an alcohol warmth.


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