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


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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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robinshute123 (17) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2017
A lovely clear copper looking beer. Very malty and got some umph. A good solid 3.5 out of 4, a cracker for real ale drinkers.

17Beer (339) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Malty leather smells. Pours a rich brown orange with a big quickly dissipating off white head. A lot of fine lacing. Great tastes of caramel and leather. A soft sour finish. Really distinctive and nice.

NallePalle (626) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle, 50 cl, Tesco Extra, Slough. Delicious ale, warming and well balanced.

coil (36) - - MAY 21, 2017
500ml bottle. Molasses, raisins, biscuit, caramel. Great mouthfeel. Recommended.

Davros IX (329) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - I got the temperature just right and the flavour was excellent. Malt, oak and a very nice level of bitterness. The alcohol was well hidden and there was a very nice mouthfeel. I like this a lot.

efeesse (541) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2017
Beer with gold\copper color, light body, medium bitterness, malty flavor, good volume of foam, average carbonized, (bought a 50cl bottle in Tesco supermarket @ OC Eden, Praha, CZ).

kalkone (16) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2017
Déçu car marqué vieilli donc je m’attendais a quelque chose de plus fort en goût.

Onesimus (82) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Mahogany body light beige head Restrained malty herbal nose. Herbal bitterness is balanced with hints of caramel. It is distinctive but I can't say what it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jandorris (667) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasów przed założeniem konta na ratebeer

simontomlinson (327) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Sandy coloured creamy head left a cover on a translucent mahogany coloured, effervescent body. Big aroma of malt & berries. Medium bodied, smooth on palate & prickly on the back - just like an English Bitter should be. Malty with vanilla & a nutty edge to the fore with a long bitter aft of berries & general tanginess.

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