The Livery Old Cedar English Strong Ale

RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Named after a drawing of an old cedar tree growing out of a cliff on the Lake Superior shoreline done by friend and artist Ladislav Hanka, this beer is copper colored and hopped with a blend of East Kent Golding and Styrian Golding hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Sweet dough and honey malt nose with a touch of herbal hops. The taste is light to moderately sweet and lightly bitter with honey, apple, pear, and a touch of bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (11271) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap. Woody toffee malt and light hop aroma. Golden color with moderate head. Light sweet barley malt and moderately bitter dry grass hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap at brewery. Caramel malt, light hops, wood, vanilla aroma. Deep gold, small off white head, nice lacing. Caramel malt and bread flavor with a smooth lingering hop finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (2934) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2011
On tap at the Livery. Sampled with bro Keith. Pour on nitro was black with no head, concentric rings. Aroma was chocolate, licorice, plums - all a bit faint. Taste was chocolate, sweet fruits and anise. A bit watery. Finishes weakly. I could not identify the style - thought perhaps a porter, but a weak one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Firkin at Sugar Maple. The beer pours to a radiant amber bronze body with a starch white head and super nice lacing. The aroma is light. Almost like wet fur with a strange grain and plain bitter hops. The flavor is grain laden with subtle notes of cedar wood and dry bitter hops. average palate that leaves my mouth dry. Medium-light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Cask at Great Taste. I actually preferred this one to the Trippelweizenbock. Pours a murky reddish brown with a wisp of a head. Nose is subtle, English pale malts and caramel come across, along with some distant grassy and herbal hops. On tasting, there is some age in here, some light cardboard and a really nice caramelization. A hint of tartness comes across. All of this is rounded out by some astringency that actually works quite well here. Very Good Beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
Hand-bottled at the brewery: Poured a hazy copper color ale with a rather large head and good retention with some lacing. Aroma of bready yeast and caramel malt is somewhat enjoyable. Taste is unfortunately more dominated by bready yeast then the malt backbone, which I was I wasnt expecting considering the style. Body is quiet full with good carbonation. Too much yeast and malt doesnt come out enough which is what this style usually called for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
On cask at the Livery 8.20.09. Pours a clear darker honey color with no head. Sweet oxidized aged honey aroma, caramel, some toffee, rich and smooth. Smooth light toffee flavor, warming alcohol, whisky-like honey notes. Smooth bodied with low carbonation. lovely and seems authentically English to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Hand pull at the brewpub. Clear light orange with some dirty white head. The nose is dusty malts with some earthy hops. The flavor is pretty soapy. Watery body. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2009
On cask at the livery. Clearer amber with small white head. Aroma is sweeter red fruit with ight spice and richness, some apricot and peach as well. Flavor is sweeter peach and banana with mild pine hops. Medium body with light carbonation. Very nice.

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