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Brewed by Palmers
Style: Old Ale
Bridport, England

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Note: The bottled version is pasteurised and has a separate listing.

Strong, complex and full of deep distinctive flavours. A rich fruit cake flavour from roasted malt. First brewed in the 1940s, this prize-winning dark strong old ale has a loyal following among real ale connoisseurs.

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3.2
fonefan (49548) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark fruits - raisin, prune. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)

2.8
Ungstrup (37862) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and over ripe fruit, but also hints of sulphur. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of prunes and over ripe fruit, leading to a roasted bitter end.

3.1
anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
Cask @ Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Fruity malty dark fruit aroma. Sweet malty fruity dark fruit flavor. Roasted malty dark fruit finish.

2.7
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
[email protected] Deep brown colour, small brown head. Not really much of an aroma, mainly dark fruits and some earth. Flavour is mainly dry grass, dark fruits and some sour wood along with herbal notes.

2.8
Travlr (25188) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2010
From notes. Handpump. Clear dark brown, small beige head, medium lacing. Aroma of prunes and dates, Taste is watery, some fruit, but some metal as well. Average.

3.2
madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
14th January 2013
Bree Louise. Cask. Clear deep amber - brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, very slightly soft. Very mild carbonation. Sweetish malts, a little raw but mostly toffee - caramel. Tangy fruits and light chocolate powder. Little plum. Light dry finish. Tasty but a bit flat.

3.6
Leighton (21477) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Gravity cask at the Bree - London. Dark brown pour with a filmy tan head. Good beer, some maple syrup, cocoa, dark toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Lightly sticky sweet to finish with rich bread, syrupy chocolate, cake, dark fruits. Very nice.

3.2
Theydon_Bois (19718) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Gravity dispense at Pigs Ear ’15, 04/12/15. Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige cap. Nose is dark fruit rinds, light spice, earthy, dark malt, toffee. Taste comprises fruit cake, dark malt, spice, dried plums, light tobacco shreds. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close. Ok.

3.4
FatPhil (16355) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2012
Cask (PBBF2012, Wed)
A touch of cocoa in the aroma, otherwise a classic strong English ale. Dark reddy brown, small head. Soft palate, carbonation low. Caramelly. Not so exciting, but very tasty. Full, sweetish, but very mellow. A tasty strong ale.

3.4
Scopey (14972) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Cask at the Claret, Addiscombe. It pours deep brown with a foamy beige head. The nose is wood, earth, leather, caramel, dried fruit and fruit cake. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, wood, leather, earth, light spice, raisin, caramel, light alcohol and varnish with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well rounded. Decent.


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