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

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RATINGS: 1213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2003
This was a very pleasant surprise from the beer store. I picked this up on a whim since I had never seen it before... now I am going back for more tomorrow.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (1154) - Beijing, CHINA - NOV 27, 2016
Flasche (Strong Suffolk Dark Ale, 33 cl) von April Gourmet, Peking. - Tiefes Kupferrotbraun, klar. - In der Nase appetitliches Toastmalz mit pikanter Sure und milden holzigen und kellerigen Noten. - Im Antrunk Rstmalz und mild fruchtige Herbe, zarte Malzse, alte Nsse. Mild rezent, trocken aber etwas matt. Im Abgang holzige Herbe (Eiche?) und leicht muffige, salzige, schwach angebrannte Noten. Unangenehmer, leicht metallischer Nachgeschmack. - Vor allem im Abgang etwas abgestanden, also alt (wie man es von einem Old Ale erwartet), dazu aber geschmacklich dnn und etwas holprig. Nicht so recht berzeugend.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meldorf75 (49) - - NOV 24, 2016
Ciemna Prawle czarna barwa. Piana mala szybko opadajaca. Aromat slod I karmel. Smak taki jak zapowiada aromat. Fajne tresciwe piwo. Polecam bardzo.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (3427) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Brown-ruby color with tan head. Aroma is very English, with toffee, bitter caramel. Taste is toffee, caramel. Warming, slightly dusty and metallic finish. Viscous mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cerbier (711) - - NOV 16, 2016
0,5l Flasche. Braunes Bier mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Holz und Caramel. Schmeckt intensiv nach Caramel und Malz, dabei nicht s.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gorkogrlo (339) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle. Dark red color with medium head. Aroma of candies, grass and maybe some wood. Flavor of caramel, malt, candies and some msngo. Not balsnced, very sweet. Some pepper notes in finish. Medium? body. Overall: ok beer. But not my style, too sweet for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MihaKu (76) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - NOV 8, 2016
Tasty beer, which adds a hint of chocolate and wood in the taste. A must try! caramel, chocolate, toast, herbs, licorice, raisin, soy sauce, woody, brown, clear, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, thin feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1664) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2016
[email protected], Tartu. Pours clear dark mahagon with small beige head. Aroma: sweetish,caramel, weak roast and smoke, hay, malty. Taste: medium sweet, caramel, bread, malty, weak roast. Medium body. Just a good drinking beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ritzn (679) - Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2016
Beautiful dark ruby with well lasting brown head. Aroma is grapes, dark chocolate, licorice, toffee, cocoa. Taste is dark chocolate bittersweetness with some phenolic licorice. Some grape sourness as well. The sourness doesnt fit so perfect per se but the whole thing is still well rounded. Full body, yet not knocking you over. Light in the mouth with just the right amount of little bubbles. Long finish of dried fruit and chocolate in a maybe a bit too clogging way for the daily consumption. But today is just right. So dark and beautifully complex. I am amazed! One more random thought: This reminds me a lot of the Asam Bock from Weltenburger, however it did even more things right :)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Echon (416) - rhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
Dark ruby. Caramel with some fruity esters and a bit of spice. Sweet taste with a dry and bitter finish. Medium body. A good old ale. It needs more malt flavour to support the sweetness. Beautiful color and great aroma, though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (2188) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle, gift from Mum & Dad- cheers! Brown with a thin beige head and a moderate frothy fizz. Very smooth mouthfeel. A deep and complex flavour of chocolate, wood, port, figs, raisins and plums. Its sweet at first with a light sourness and dryness developing. The lasting woody, vinous aftertaste is not quite up to the flavour of the main body of the beer but this is still a very impressive brew- why cant GK do more beers of this standard?


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