Formerly brewed at Staffordshire (prev Leek)
Style: English Strong Ale
Leek, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
1st January 2011
9.0% bottle. Cloudy amber beer. Decent frothy white head. Airy dry palate. Tangerine - orange nose. Slightly chalky malt. Bitter orange and tangerine. Sweeter orange before the dry finish. Nice flavour but over dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5382) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a small head.Hoppy and well balanced considering its high strength. Slight taste of sulphur as is common with bottled beers from this brewery. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidbourne35 (12) - - MAR 29, 2012
The Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Poured a golden colour with a large fluffy head that settled to last to the end. Aromas of soft toffee and caramel, mouthfeel was quite light and easy for a 9.0% ale. Taste was well balanced with little sweetness and a good bitterness. Would try again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pudding (251) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, 9%abv. An effervescent beer with a taste of sherbert and alcohol. Not too successful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3673) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2011
500ml bottle at 9%. Pours gold with a medium frothy head. Aroma is juicy malts, orange and grapefruit. Taste has Juicy Fruit to start. Marmalade in burnt toast. Orange, chewy malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theSlipperyPen (282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
An amber beer with a soft soapy white head, which falls slowly and leaves some nice lacing behind. A quick swirl effortlessly raises the head to about a finger. The nose is of candied sugar, marmalade, brandy and just a touch of pepper. In the mouth you pick up rich malts, orange peel and pith. There is a perfumed taste that I find right at the back of my palate that tastes a bit soapy. This could be a bit of the hops. You can taste the alcohol; it comes across as a mix of brandy and cointreau and I rather like it. The carbonation is soft and the body is full. It finishes on the sweet malts and booze, leaving a lasting zesty orange taste and a hint of an abbey tripel. Id happily have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma with toasted malt, caramel and floral notes. Hoppy flavour with with fruity, pine and toasted malt. Finished dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44093) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth hoppy and slight yeasty, vague phenolic note. Citric and fruity flavoured. Bitter and citrusy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36911) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has strong notes of fruit as well as medium notes of alcohol, and malt. The flavor is very malty with strong notes of alcohol, spices, and bread, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy pale amber with a smallish white head. Rustic skewed hops in the nose - very British. Medium body, dry fruitiness and some yeast. Very dry and bitter finish. 110510

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