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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hearty British style strong ale with a deep chestnut color. This warming elixer complements stews, soups, roasts and wild game. It's magically delicious.

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2.6
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Copper clear pour with minimal head that leaves fast. All I can smell is celery, with a faint hint of floral hops. Acidic start with decently strong hoppy finish. Probably a better summer beer.

2.8
DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Pours a transparent copper with a 1cm quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is strange-Windex! Start is bitter/tart leading into some strong hops. Hops to finish. Fairly 1 dimensional. A decent seasonal brew.

3.1
mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Bottle. Poured with a small, yet long lasting off-white head, which left ample lacing. The beer was a beautiful orange color and had the aroma of apricots. This beer had a slight apricot taste, with sweet malt and some nice bitter hoppiness, which came through strong in the finish. I'm not real fond of the apricot nose and flavor, however it isn't a real bad beer. A nice change in the winter months.

3.5
CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
(Bottle) Almond head and a red-amber body. Roasted malt with vanilla. Roasted flavour with slight berries. Nice.

3.1
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
Tipsy apricots trying to hold on to the nutmeg...Citrus fluidity and almond skin timidity...Brandy is scattered here and there, but never fully takes hold of the situation...

3.1
Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Orangey-amber. Malty, butterscotchy aroma. Palate has a slight marmalade note, with nuts, earthy sweetness of dark malts. Slight rye whiskey note.

3.1
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Dark amber, white strong thick head. Sweet malts with touch of hops, yet something was not right. It had nice medium thick body, good bitterness yet..Nothing that out of ordinary.

3.3
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Pronounced hoppy aroma, deep red, small cream head. Slightly hoppy flavour, given the aroma. Medium bodied, nice bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Malty slightly spiced aroma. Dark amber color with a small white head. Good balance, but nothing special, a little spice. I have had several brews with ringwood yeast in them tonight, and they all have a similar taste.

3.9
1more4dessert (336) - Upstate, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2003
very nice and true to style, dark amber, resembles Young's Special London Ale. Excellent balance, crisp. Lots of Fuggles and Goldings? Alcohol just faintly emerges. Glad I bought a sixpack


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