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


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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
Brewed for over 50 years. Named after farm workers who tried to rake the moon from a Middleton stream. The cask version won CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain.

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fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear light to medium brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, dark fruits, raisin, plum, roasted notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (010908)

yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours almost clear golden deep amber with a lacing white head. Dense caramel malty aroma with a light bitterness. Mild fruity and caramelish malt flavoured with a light spice note showing through. Sweet lasting flavour. Lasting caramelish and sweet finish. Smooth and simple.

Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw as well as light notes of fruits.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with a emdium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread with notes of dried fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, dried fruits, rye bread and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head.. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender ever). Coppery/amber colour with surprisingly big slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some fruity and grassy hops as well as wooden notes. Slight alcoholic/raisiny sweetness. Flavour is quite much with the same. Caramel malts being the strongest. Aftertaste gets quite bitter. As it gets warmer the alcohol starts showin more.

cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle at home ... nice copper colour ... uninspired caramel hop nose ... sweet toffee fruity little syrupy ... odd metalic linger that lets it down a bit

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
6th April 2010
Clear red - brown beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Rich malt, unsweet toffee and Port Wine fruit notes. A little creamy with subtle banana and bubblegum esters. Hop coming through at the end. Well joined up and tasty.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of joergen. Pours a clear, reddish amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Quite full-bodied, some fruit, caramel and a fairly bitter finish with prominent alcohol notes. 310808

Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber-red with a large, tan head. Heavy malt aroma with with caramel and ripe fruit. Quite a sweet flavor with lots of malts, light breadiness, dark fruits and faint roast. Mild bitterness. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with lingering malt notes. Very good.

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