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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Previously 7.5%.
There’s a story about some farm labourers who thought that the reflection of the moon in a pond, not far from our brewery, was a lovely truckle of Lancashire cheese. They tried to rake it out, but ended up falling in. You might find a pint of this stuff just as mesmerising.

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2.8
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2007
Dark brown coloured, rather still and headless. Kinda earthy, plumy, strongly caramelly nose with light apple notes. What dominated though remains the stale breadiness, mostly in mouth and the absence of a carbonation does not help to get rid of that idea. Raisin and mango notes grow on, but the palate is dead and does not carry the sweetness too well. Barley sugar and alcohol indeed fill the finish. Not very polished.

3.1
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
Cask @ The Bricklayer’s Arms, Lancashire Beer Festival. Copper coloured with no head. Sweet nose of pineapple and caramel. Barley, toffee and again pineapple in the taste with a syrupy palate.

2.7
fonefan (48761) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, raisin, dry fruit, plums, mint. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic, light light acetic (ala vinegar) with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

3.1
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2007
[email protected] Dark amber colour, not much head. Aroma is raisins, wood and quite glueish hops. Flavour is wooden, roasted, quite hayish, plummy and really bitter. A bit off-balance, otherwise nice.

3.2
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Ramsgate beer fest. Distinct aroma of manure and shellfish with some hints of malt. Dark red brown body with no head. Sweet flavour with tangy apple and dark fruit notes with plenty of malt. Mellow fruity finish.

3.2
Ungstrup (37317) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A hazy red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is very light with sweet notes of prunes and alcohol. The flavor is very simple - especially considering the strength - malt, caramel, prunes, and alcohol, the latter burning the tongue, and slightly in the throat.

3.8
JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
Cask Deep amber-brown, small darkish head. Very perfumy, complex esters, wood, vinous nose. Sweet taste, with Swiss chocolate, vinous notes, grapes or other berry mash, plums, and in the background I’d say a whiff of balsamic vinegar. Full bodied, obvious alcoholwarming. One of my all-time favourites. A British cask ale to stand amongs the best Belgian strong ales.

2.7
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2006
[cask at GBBF] Deep mahogany colour, sweet caramel malt, toffeeish, some port and estery fruit, alcohol note full body fair bit of alcohol in the finish.

3
harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2006
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2006, Ramsgate. Ruby colour with thin beige head. Vinous on aroma and in mouth. Good fruit. Very syrupy in mouth with a bit of alcohol heat. Very malty, thick and syrupy. Not sure that I could drink a lot of this. Fruity on end of the dark syrupy type, some jamminess.

3.8
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 19/03/2001 Dark red colour and strong in alcohol. Hint of plum. 2. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 14/05/2001 Fruity with a hint of whisky. 3. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 04/06/2001 Strong and fruity with a whisky finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 30/07/2001 Dark coloured strong in alcohol and fruity. Whisky finish. 5. Cask Stillage at Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill 01/09/2001 Dark strong and fruity with a warming finish. 6. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 10/11/2004 Dark red colour very strong and fruity. Warming slightly dry lasting finish.


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