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Brewed by Greene King
Style: English Strong Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A blend of 10 - 14% Old 5X (aged up to 5 years in oak vats - and used in Strong Suffolk) and regular Old Speckled Hen.
"A distinctive malty taste with a satisfying, smooth raisin finish. This delicious dark amber ale is perfect for indulging yourself and your friends."

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3.2
downender (8693) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
From Sainsburys. Copper coloured with a slight, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Aroma of barley sugar, oak and a touch of marmalade. Flavour was a bit skunky to start, with some stale malts and sweet fruit, before being redeemed by some deep orange, berry fruits and a warming alcohol finish. A mixed bag, but pretty good overall.

3.7
Metalchopz (3420) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Part of the Morland Variety 4-pack at the LCBO for Christmas 2013. Pours a clean deep amber colour with a frothy-bubbly, light-beige head with decent retention and lots of soapy lace. Aromas of toffee, mild raisin, nuts and some grassy hops which starts off sharper, but gets milder. Refreshing, but with some bitterness, but not too crazy. All balanced with the caramel, raisin and some light alcohol. Seems like the Old Speckled Hen, but smoother and with some fruitiness to it. No vanilla though. Still, nice and smooth.

3.8
mdindy (38) - Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2014
color is deep clear amber with decent yellow tinted head initially but dissipates fast. aroma is sweet with some alcohol and malts. distinctive carmal flavours with some deep malty tone and hint of alcohol in aftertaste. almost feels like a cognac, very smooth. highly recomended, would be good with a cigar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Strangebrewer (1315) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
bottle. Poured clear medium red-amber with a creamy off-white head. Caramel aroma with a touch of alcohol. Medium body with a warming mouthfeel. Sweet toffee flavour with roasted malt and a spicy hop finish.

3.1
czar (9172) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
pours clear golden orange with a nice off-white head, some retention and lacing. caramel and toffee, grass, fruitiness, hint of woodsy notes, pepper, light earthy and coffee notes. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, sweetish grassy-herbal finish. fairly linear. ok.

3.5
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a murky copper with an off white head. Smell is a caramel malt. Taste is a nice combo of bitter and sweet.

3.5
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of English hops, some cognac, slightly spicy, dark sugary malts and caramel. Flavor is thick heavy malts with some spicy hops, nicely balanced. Slightly warming finish with a hint of brandy. Decent brew.

3.4
AtronSeige (1595) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 18, 2013
Aroma: Caramel, oak, musty, molasses, Appearance: Clear copper body. Think off-white head. Flavour: Medium bitterness, resin, medium-light sweetness. lingering bitterness, peppery, Palate: medium-full body, creamy carbonation, slight warming. Overall: A nice beer, but not a wow. 500 ml bottle, poured. 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

3.8
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 7, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Clear deep amber with gorgeous red hues and medium off white head. Honey like malt aromas, with some caramel, toffee, fruitcake and some grass. Juicy malt flavor, lo-med bitterness, honey, dried apricot and cookies. Med body, satisfying, well rounded and yummy. Cool.

3.8
Welley_Alves (261) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 7, 2013
Ótima Tripel belga. Cor amarelo-palha com ótima formação de espuma e aroma remetendo frutas amarelas e especiarias, na boca corpo médio, com notas de fermento belga, pêssegos e damasco, com álcool bem inserido. Final longo e aquecedor. Ótima breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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