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Brewed by St Peters (UK)
Style: Old Ale
Bungay, England

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available brewery conditioned and cold filtered in 500ml bottles.
A deep ruby red strong ale with an excellent balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. A classic example of a winter warmer; high in alcohol and rich in taste.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (6475) - Oulu/Helsinki, - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle 0.5l at St Michael, Oulu. Colour is dark brown with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours are raisins, coffee, chocolate, sweetness and malts. Quite nice.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzurro (151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Perfect for the holiday period. Nice touch, worth trying. Felt like I was in London.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle at Jerusalem Tavern in London. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, spice. Flavor is sweet, spiced, cinnamon, nutmeg, only slight bitterness. Medium plus bodied, slick. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (959) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2017
0.5 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is dark ruby (black). Aroma is cognac with spices. Taste is like Irish dry stout with roasted malts, but this is supposed to have lots of hops. There is also some sweetness from the malts or alcohol. My flask didnt seem to be well balanced at all - too much bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2459) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of burnt toffee, dark fruit, red berries, slight brown sugar, a little cola, subtle liquorice and some spicy hops. Taste of burnt toffee, dark fruit, red berries, some cola, a little brown sugar, a hint of liquorice, leather and slight spicy hops. Medium bodied and a slight oily texture. A bittersweet, fruity, spicy bitterness in the finish. A decent old ale, lots of spicy fruit in this balanced quite well with burnt toffee and subtle hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown in colour. Very roasted malts; burnt toffee & buttery caramel. Very chocolatey, some coffee. Fruit (berries) & spice. Nice malt/hop balance. Sweet with mild bitter edge. Slightly burnt taste. Roasted finish. Very drinkable. Nice winter ale! (2008)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (1508) - SPAIN - JAN 10, 2017
From elcervecero. In Ikeas pint glass. Playing Blackwell Legacy. Complex, with smokey and coffee notes and still very drinkable. Not what I expected in a winter beer but still great. Much better than the St Peters brews Ive bought in ECI: because the recipe or because the conservation?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (451) - SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2017
Mrkt rdbrun med ljusbrunt skum. I doften finns choklad, torkade fikon och dadlar. Maltig smak med choklad och torkade fikon och dadlar, en liten fin kryddighet och som avslutning en liten fin beska. En riktigt god och klassisk jull.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pattysykes (18) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2017
Pours cola with a tidy tan lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and dried fruits; faintly woody. Tastes sweet, malty with dark fruits, coffee bitterness and a hint of spice. Full body with soft carbonation. Really nice balance overall between the sweet and bitter, very satisfying mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
De couleur cola rougeoyant, cette bire aux relents vaguement "stout", du moins trs malts, est mi-paisse et prsente une basse carbonatation. Nez de grains de crales rties, de bois, un peu de fruits confits. La bouche est ronde et bien malte, avec quand mme une prsence bien marque et efficace des houblons, des saveurs de caf, chocolat au lait, et de cassonnade. Cette hivernale est rconfortante et savoureuse, et si lon aurait aim une version un brin pice et plus chaleureuse en alcool, il en reste nanmoins une excellente boisson.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (4227) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle from local bottle shop. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, touch of dark chocolate and liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Pretty nice, did not expect such a tasty coffee flavour.


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