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

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RATINGS: 391   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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3.5
beardedbarber (5) - - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
Strong amber color with light medium head. Fig and fruit cakey nose. Smooth lightly tart taste with a raisin finish.

3.5
geophagus (664) - Lubin, POLAND - AUG 12, 2013
(Bottle 0.5 l/ Half of a bottle) Clear, dark amber color. Yellow, medium sized, medium fast falling head, lacing, reduced to small stable foam. Medium body, medium carbonation, oily texture, dry and alcoholic mouthfeel. Aroma: Dry and complex, malty and moderate alcoholic. Caramel and a bit toasted malts, bread, raisins, medium strong notes of alcohol and wood. Slightly aroma of resin hops. Taste: Very malty. First caramel malts, second pleasant, increasing notes of toasted malts. Medium strong alcohol, soft bitterness. Finish is medium long, dry, toasted and a bit alcoholic. Nice dry aftertaste, dominated by toastiness and pleasant bitterness. Very interesting, complexive strong ale but alcohol notes could be softer.

3.5
barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
500 ml bottle from the lcbo. Brown with a tan head. Nicely layered with dark fruit and well hopped. A little light on flavour for a 6.5% beer. Nice ESA but not the best.

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.

3.5
Rob_D_UK (1366) - 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
vardy (1) - - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
don’t be detoured by the 6.5% alc vol. This beer is very palatable but I have only taken one bottle per night, deciding to change down gear for the next home drink,,like a ’speckie’ or Tribute

3.5
MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Dark golden colour. Lovely fruity aroma. Bitter tasting and mildly spicy. High fruity tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottled. Reddish amber colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, some slight sweet malts as well as some floral and a bit metallic notes (not in a bad way here though9. Flavour is sweet malts, some wood, mild sugary notes as well as some raisins and quite nice floral and grassy bitterness towards the finish. Wellbalanced, and a quite nice GK brew.

3.5
Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Express Jewish quarters of London 2014-07-14, London Old crafty hen, bottle AR: brown sugar, caramel, AP: amber clear, fluffy beige head F: caramel, bitter nutty, dry, brown sugar

3.5
olio (10695) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Tap @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours clear copper color with a small steady head. Malts and hay oink the nose, caramel, nuts and faint toffee. Caramel malts, nuts, some bread and sweet fruits on the flavor, maybe some grain also. Creamy thick palate, full-bodied, and tasty.
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