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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: English Strong Ale
Middleton, England

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Launched 2001 in a collaboration between Giles Dennis, J.W. Less head brewer, and Garret Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery, New York.
Ingredients: Ale malt, Chocolate malt; Grist Goldings, Styrian, Hallertau hops; Yeast.
Manchester Star was a brew discovered in an old recipe book (from about one hundred years ago). Manchester Star is a 7.3% abv, dark ale, with chocolate, malty overtones and a warming finish made from 100% British ale malt, chocolate malt and Goldings hops.

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rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 Quite rich, complex and fruity. Much maltier and less roasted that I expected at first. I pronounce it yummy. Serving: Bottle

5
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
opaque mahogany with a thin beige head. soft medium-full body with medium carbonation.

aroma: dark fruit, soy sauce, mushrooms, leafy hops, sweet pale malt, char, and tobacco.

taste: sweet roasted malt, carob, licorice, cola, biscuits, subtle apple/pear esters, and a touch of diacetyl.

luscious and flavorful with a perfectly delicate balance, everything comes through but nothing has prominence. quite simple, yet wonderfully complex and deep. the yeast strain seems to contribute greatly to the mouthfeel and the complexity and the balance.

this beer on cask, or very lightly carbonated and pushed through a stout faucet would be outstanding, maybe even with a bit of licorice root tossed in the cask.

4.8
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
A very tasty brew, hints of cola and raisin with a very very licorice finish, a nice sweetness and pleasing bite accompany each swallow.

4.7
nearbeer (5671) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2009 0.5 L. Opaque black, with a large and lasting creamy cap. Aromas of spicy prunes, molasses, chocolate raisins and a hint of smoke. Tastes of earthy molasses; raisins sauteed in brown sugar and sesame soy; slight chicory and grassy herbs, some gunmetal and marshmallow. Smooooth and medium-heavy bodied, with some slight tingle on the end. Excellent porter.


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