Saarlander (1920) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2005
A nice hops flavor to this one, a bit of pepper, and enough malt flavor, creates a well balanced brew, I could drink this one everyday! Thanks Secret santa! HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Poured dark clear mahogany with a small off-white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, tart berry fruit and a hint of mustiness. Fair hit of alcohol off the top, then the sweet light roast malt enters, balanced by fruit, average somewhat bitter linger. Very pleasant - average body, a little flat but I guess that’s the style. GTown (127) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Pours dark amber with thin head. Malts and sweetness and just the right amount of fruit taste. Well balanced beer from a fine NY brewery. Sit UBU sit. Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
hops and yeast in aroma. Some bitterness and roastiness and nuttiness. So complexity and higher alcohol is assimilated. Amber colour. Medium mouthfeel. Ungstrup (38986) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2005
An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel, and hints of wheat. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, wood, and fruit.
MarkBarnes (419) - Waterville, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2006 Oct. 3, 2005 - 12 oz. bottle. A hearty Autumn/Winter brew. Sweet flavor is of red wine, smoke, fruit -- balanced nicely by a strong hop presence. The higher ABV is noticeable, but warms without overpowering the brew. Will be having this one again over the Winter, I’m sure.
Re-rate on Dec. 29, 2006: Bumped up the aroma score from "4" to "7". This is definitely more enjoyable in a Trappist glass. mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
draught. ruby-mahogany coloured body with a small white head. mild English soapy hops and caramel malts. flavour is sweet and yeasty with lots of malt and soft bitterness. cookie sweetness in the finish. nice. Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Malty nose with big notes of sweet fruits and some alcohol. Hazy dark amber body, small white head. Sweet flavored, some roast and ends quite fruity. madsberg (11799) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Unclear. Brown coloured head. Light spiced, light grassy aroma. Flavour of liqourice sweetness and spice. Ends on a light sweet note. Strange brew. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2005
pours amber/brown with a small ring of white fine bubbles around the rim of the glass. Smells breaddy with some decent rose and grapefruit aromas popping through. Taste is on the nutty side like a brown ale with some mild peppery notes. A bit thin on the mouthfeel for an english strong ale, but very drinkable. A bit bland on the finish. This one has potential, but is not as balanced as other English Strongs I’ve had.