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Brewed by McMullen
Style: English Strong Ale
Hertford, England

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas. Also available bottled.
Specially brewed from the finest malted East Anglian barley and whole leaf English hops, CAMRA chose McMUllen Stronghart as thir first Best Festive Ale award, describing it as "Liquid Christmas Pudding. A beer that is rich, dark and exceptionally smooth, demonstrating the very special skills of Hertfordshires Independent Family Brewers".

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (23897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
bottle at home ... deep brown ... bubb;y tan head ... sweet dark tracle plum nose ... little fizzy ... sweet suger roast ... brown sugers ... plums and figs ... dark fruits ... malt extract tones... some cherry ... ok

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4565) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber colour, off-white head. Nose is malty, nutty, bit of brown sugar and molasses. Flavour is malty and nutty, slightly alcoholic. Slightly sweet and fruity strong ale. Medium bodied and alcoholic finish. I can see why people like this, but its not really to my liking.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (545) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Dark fruits, molasses, marzipan, sultana, with a smooth texture and dry finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle. Red to Brown. Lots of sweetness. A raisiny kind. Marauding alcohol flavour. Not very well balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is dried bananas, some bitter wood, mild spices, fruits and some mild herbal notes. Flavour is quite much thee same with some vanilla added. Sweet and rather strange.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Lovely dark brown with hints of red around the edges. Minimal head or carbonation. Aromas of banana, malt, treacle, Flavours of raisin, banana, malt. Some residual acohol flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1973) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a pillowy head. I really cant fault the appearance; the head sticks around and spins a web of lace as the glass empties. Wow... a huge malty aroma that I cant quite get on with. Smooth caramel taste that is particularly sweet. Lands somewhere between a bitter and a barley wine without ever quite making sense. Still, worth a try.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24784) - Tyres, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
Bottled at chrisos. Mahogany colour, small head. Heavy green apple aroma. Sweet and fruity, malty with burnt caramel and green apples. Low bitterness. Silky smooth, but overly apply.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2853) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours a real dark brown colour with a thin white head, real malty aroma with a hint of banana, the taste is malty with fruit and a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (48113) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet caramel, riped dried banana, light to moderate yeast, yeast, riped fruit - fruit cake. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, sweet sweet caramel, swet sweet dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111205]


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