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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: English Strong Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2210) - - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Nice winter ale. Toasty with lots of dark fruit notes. This is a good one.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2680) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Very malty (roasted & biscuity) fruity winter ale. Smooth, full-bodied. Nice hop balance & dry finish. Liked this. Nice beer. (2008)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CRock (215) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2017
Rust in colour with a thick white head. Burnt caramel and sweet bread aroma. The beer is very sweet with a lingering after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenL8 (117) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Clear dark amber colour, no head. Aroma is sweet and malty, biscuity and full of of toffee. Flavour is very English, malty and nicely bitter. Fuggles and EKG are very noticeable. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ludos68 (44) - - JAN 22, 2017
La birra che ho degustato quella del 2016-2017. Colore: ambrato tendente al ramato, trasparente. Schiuma: non molta ma cremosa, non molto persistente. Aroma: biscotto, miele, frutta secca, toffee. Sapore: attacco dolce, si ritrovano le stesse note riscontrate in aroma: biscotto, miele, frutta secca. Finale amaro erbaceo e terroso.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (969) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle as a gift from my son. Pour was amber, off white head. Aroma of fruits, toffee. Taste of mild bitterness, light spice, malt, raisin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaserov (419) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2017
Color dorado, translcido, con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor (no mucha retencin). Carbonatacin mnima. Aroma maltoso y ciertamente especial (no s si es el/los tipo de malta utilizada o las algas), tambin frutos secos. Sabor maltoso con mucho carcter, un toque de frutos secos mnimo, y buena dosis de amargor final (no es el amargor de una IPA, evidentemente, pero es un amargor que le viene como anillo al dedo). Cuerpo medio. Me gustara que fuera un poco ms compleja, pero as, tal y como est, es muy sabrosa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echon (448) - rhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2017
Amber. Malty and fruity character with a hint of caramel, and a sweetish taste that finishes dry and moderately bitter. Medium body. Overall, a good strong ale. It is clean and tasty, but also rather simple. I was hoping for something richer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (1376) - SPAIN - JAN 8, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2017 From Labirratorium. In Ikea?s pint glass. Reading JHTP11 Ch23. Very balanced, with a malty taste (well balanced with bitterness) that surely wont displease anybody but doesnt enthusiasm either. Not much much winterly, wihout spicy notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Piw (994) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2016
550ml Flasche. Klar und bernsteinfarben mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Leichte Karamell- und Malznoten. Mild im Antrunk, etwas herb im Abgang.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzatoadisback (132) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2016
Dark amber with some carbonation visible. Average white head, decent persistence and nice lacing. Nutty and caramel malt base, underlying fruity notes and a delicate mineral feel. Taste starts sweet as suggested with caramel and nutty flavours, plus slight fruitiness and spiciness showing up here and there. Finishes slightly on the bitter side with earthy and leafy (tea-like) hops. Overall in good balance and nice but not too bright/vivid. Medium bodied with average carbonation (actually higher than your classic english ale). Enjoyable


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