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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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2.8
Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
Red copper ale with a light white head. Strong diacetyl notes in aroma, Good sweet malt with oily butterscotch in mouth. Medium bodied. Tap. CNY Brewfest Feb. 5 2005.

3
joeycamaro (7) - Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2005 does not count
while not the best example of a British Strong Ale I have to say not a bad beer.

3.1
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Bottle. Orange/amber color with nice head retention and lacing. Citrus and apricot aromas to go with some malt. Starts off sweet and malty before you get the alcohol kick. Still the flavors are muted and too fruity.

2.7
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2005
on draft at middle ages syracuse: if ever in syracuse you should check this place out. one of the few places i have encountered where they give free 10oz samples for as long as you like...very nice!! poured dark brown a tan head. nose of toffe mallted crunch....sweet rock candy. a mustiness as well. mouth says alcohol sweetness and more choc malt and molasses thickness. i found other middle ages beers much more enjoyeable.

3.2
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2005
This was an alright strong ale, but doesn’t hold a torch to the Wailing Wench for flavour or depth. Granted, it was had with a lovely Cuban cigar, which perhaps overwhelmed the taste. It poured a deep reddish-brown, and was not dissimilar to Fuller’s Vintage, but was hardly a favourable comparison. For a strong winter ale, it was a bit lacking in flavour.

3.4
rajendra82 (1092) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2004
The 12 oz. bottle arrived in the BIF X-Mas package from shippos. The body was clear and reddish amber in color and lacked much head, although carbonation was pretty good. Aroma sweet honey malt with the Ringwood yeast signature movie theatre popcorn. The taste was soft and fruity, but a bit watery. The Ringwood off flavors generally well in check in this beer. Carbonation was prickly on the tongue, and the aftertaste was salty. The alcohol was felt in the warmth in the stomach, and the beer drank stronger than the actual alcohol content.

3.5
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
My mother brought back a whole middle ages sampler from her shopping trip to Syracuse. Pours a coppery red colour with very little head. The nose is aggressively malty with some spiciness. The flavour had that same strong maltiness with an alright hop bitterness on the ned. I think this could be better if they played up the spice.

2.7
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Bread yeast and cereal nose. Light hoppy taste with a short duration. Not much going on here.

3
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Cask. Nose is slight butter (Surprise. its middle ages) Very very faint spiced bitter qualities. This is the first beer I’ve had on cask that I can honestly say would have been better from a keg or bottle..

3.2
Sammy (12197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
ruity ringwood Yeast and multiple hops and good dose of malt. Peaty. More sweet than bitter, but dry finish and acidic citrus there. Nutmeg and cinammon. Decent warmer and drinkable in bottle form.. Unique for this brewry coppery color, less aggressive hops so maybe shelf life less


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