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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Cask; special for the Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival October 2013. This new, potent brew, brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival, is rich and warming, with floral notes supplied by late hopping, leading to a full flavour, completed by a superb balance of bitter and sweet notes in the finish. Hops used: Challenger, First Gold, Fuggles, Pilgrim

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1224) - - NOV 11, 2013
Cask at Hunters Hall, Galashiels. Good clear amber with a long lasting head. Good fruity/ hoppy/ malty nose. Full bodied with nice balance of malty sweetness and spicy hops, and a good lingering finish. Much better than I’d expected after reading some of the rates! Well done to GK and ’spoons!


3.3
Finn (8155) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2017
Fra cask på Crosse Keys, London 3 Apr 17. Mørk gyldenbrun. Lavt skum med litt farge. Teppelacing. Beskjeden søt plommearoma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken søte plommer. På grensen til sherry. Innslag av mandler. Et heftig øl men i søtligste laget.

3.4
evergreen0199 (3494) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2017
Cask at The Metropolitan ’Spoons’, Baker Street, London. A dark amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Sweet, dark fruit, caramel aroma. Tastes very sweet, dark fruit, caramel, slightly syrupy, almost Belgian. Quite enjoyed this and it was a Greene King beer but way too sweet to be honest, would probably drink again though just to get hammered for @£3.

3.7
amhart88 (136) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2017
Strong ale. Tastes heavily of brandy, fortified wine. Raisins, plums, black grapes. Rye. Strong tasting - warming.

3.7
The_Osprey (9157) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2017
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys, London as Greene King The Abbot’s Confession. Weighing in at 8 point 5 %. Dark amber orange-brown, still with a foamy beige head which leaves streaky lacing. Aroma is toasted brown bread, toffee. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is toffee, sugary, dry spices, bread crusts, touch salty with some light alcohol and a yeasty finish, some breathy Belgian sweetness but not too much. The flavour is rounded moreish malts. I can’t get over how drinkable this is for the ABV. I mean it’s dangerous and should be banned. Spot on.

3.4
Parmenion777 (356) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2017 Pours a dark amber with a reddish tint and negligible filmy beige head. Aroma is toffee, malt, dried fruit and spice. Sweet rich fruity taste, toffee, raisin flavours with some alcohol and bitterness in a dry finish. Nice in small quantities.

3.6
Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Cask at the foot of the walk. Rich, creamy toffee/caramel, smooth chewy finish.

3.2
john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park, London in Oct 2013 during Spoons Festival - Amber Red in colour. Malty; sweet malts, toffee. Fruity; orange citrus and dark fruits. Hoppy; earthy spicy hops. Syrupy sweet. Sweet malty fruity throughout. OK. Drinkable; but too sweet.

3.2
downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. Deep amber with a slight, off-white head. Big and boozy, with some sweet malts, hint of nuts and spice and a decent, bitter finish. Fine.

3
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
17th October 2013
Crosse Keys Spoons. Cask. Almost clear amber beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth, slightly viscous and dry. Strong malts with sweet caramel. Touch of floralness. Alcohol spice. Dry creamy toffee. Whisper of dried fruits. Smooth semi dry finish. A bit dry and spicy but okay.


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