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

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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (4560) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2012
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grain and toffee. Taste of malts, grain, caramel and a touch of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
Hopverdju (1571) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2017
Roestbruin bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: brood, wat limoen, karamel. Smaak: mout, licht zoet, gebrande karamel. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter, droog.

4
deepdrinker (316) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2017 Very nice Strong English ale, with earthy , woody taste. medium bitterness, medium body

4.2
NotABeerFan (43) - GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Smashing strong ale. Has a similar strong taste as Innis and Gunn but a little more malty and less whisky notes. Nice dark ale.

3.2
ianwelby (1532) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2017
Clear amber, thin bubbly head. Fruity, alcoholic aroma with a touch of caramel. Taste has caramel, dried fruit, rich malt. It's quite smooth despite it tasting as strong as it is. Decent.

3.3
Erzengel (9616) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2017
The beer starts mild and smooth. Easy to drink with hints of dry raisins and caramel. Smooth mild, malty with a nice bitter-sweetish rich finish.

3.4
Grumbo (4117) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.6
rozsoma (1142) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Bottle from Coop, Stromness. Kraftos egy kis maláta bomba, finom mahagóni szín.

3.2
dogbomb (1255) - ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle. Dark amber with a thick yellow cream head. Nose heavy toffee and caramel. Slight meringue. A slight alcohol hit in the mouth, but then more toffee and caramel. Mellows out after a few sips. Some slight oakiness. Some warmth. A little licorice and raisin. Tasty.

3.7
loscovar (770) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2017
Bottle in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nice bitter amber ale, drinkable and good, some kind of vintage aftertaste

3.7
Bijl (838) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2017
Donker ambergeel, donker crèmekleurige schuimkraag, weinig koolzuur.
Aroma: Moutig, Karamel, iets toffee, zoetig en fruitig, UK hops... spicy, aarde/mossig.
Smaak: Zoet in begin, karamel en toffee. Daarna een spicy scherpe bitter, hint van dry oak, alle smaken zijn net even intenser al de "Old Speckled Hen". Licht zuurtje in de nasmaak, iets fruitige gist en lekker punchie en iets verwarmende alcohol.
Goede Ale!
Boven medium body, olieachtig, vol, prikkelig, netelig mondgevoel van de hops maar niet van koolzuur. Afdronk is droog en spicy bitter....


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