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

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RATINGS: 374   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (1153) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2015 Solid enough pint mahogany in colour toffee and caramel taste more flavours of plum fig come through as it warms at home solid

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (738) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
Aroma: great hit of golkden syrup and oak Appearance: dark golden with an off white head perfectly clear Flavour: toasty caramel with some oak and hop character Palate: medium length toasty toffee finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8227) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2015
I got a soft spot for the Hen, so when i saw this, i had to get it .. pours out a orange copper .. good head, lacing .. . caramel, toffee, english yeast, fuggles, wet fuggles, and a ton of sweetness .. . earthy and english, takes me back to when i first was getting into craft beer .. . .
Bullshit! Youve stolen this house!
How the fuck can you steal a house? This...my uncles house!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (8279) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Some malt, and some light citrus. Worlds better than the golden hen but still pretty terrible. Pours golden with OK head. Thanks to Dclawyer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (22907) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle courtesy of DCLawyer, thanks! Clear bright amber color, almost flat. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch. Taste is lightly toasted butterscotch.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2015
bottle from Tesco. Clear amber with a mid-sized white head. Aroma of dried fruit. Full-bodied, good malty flavours with hints of toffee fudge, dates and figs. Lingering finish with a good amount of hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
birocotsios (171) - - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber colour with small white head. Sweet malty and bready aroma. Strong malty taste with bread and caramel notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (3091) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
From 500ml bottle. Clear amber light copper color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light fruity, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arek (1041) - Zielona Gra & Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 13, 2015
09.03.14: Bottle 0.5 l.
Rubinowe piwo z grubą i puszystą pianą, ktra redukuje się do gęstego kożucha, oraz przyjemnym, lekko owocowym aromacie. W smaku dojrzałe, na początku słodkawo-owocowe a następnie skontrowane przez przyjemny, goryczkowy, lekko chmielowy finisz.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wiadran (168) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Aroma weak, fruity-sweet, a bit herbal. Foam very weak and short. Nice dark cooper red color. Taste strong, oak and sweet. Alcohol not well masked tho. Leaves a pleasant herbal feeling. Little bit to much carbonation. Pretty good beer


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