overall
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style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: English Strong Ale
Ashford in the Water, England

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Christmas seasonal.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14107) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Cask. Clear copper body topped by beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, cinnamon, orange/earthy, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, earthy/orange, cinnamon, some bread. Soft light-medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2011
On cask @ Fountainheads. Poured a dark murky brown no frothy head. Aroma of sugars, cloves, nutmeg, malt, chocolate. Taste is similar, a bit overdone in the spices. The least fav of the night.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23989) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Cask at Churchkey. Amber color. Very nice pine aroma. Taste is light bodied chocolate. Decent character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Milk chocolate and toffee noise. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of chocolate, light roast, light dark fruit, and a touch of fruity yeast. Solid cask ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2010
A Sim rate (cask at the Euston Tap): Sweet, tangy and hoppy aroma. Plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and winter berries. Great looking beer with an inviting caramel colour and a head that just doesnt give up. Flavour is full-on malt and a bitterness that lasts with its nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Really great beer. I could drink loads of this....if only we had an open fire rather than a space heater!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20807) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark garnet pour with a sturdy, white cream head. Malty aroma, with some cinnamon and other wintery spices, sugarplums, and hazelnut. Lovely, spicy flavor with perhaps nuitmeg and cinnamon, along with gingerbread, and faintly bitter lemon. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dries out a good bit in the finish, with lingering spices, some ginger tang, and sweet bread, along with modest bitterness. Better than decent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Cask, handpump at The Wellington, Birmingham 13-12-09 Pours chestnut with a slim white head. The aroma is malty and spicy. Taste is malty with demarara sugar, caramel and a dry bitterness which is quite subdued and comes through at the end. Fine enough but not quite up to the usual Thornbridge high standards. A5 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.3

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Fat Cat, Sheffield 13/12/2008 Spiced aroma. Dark red coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with some spice. Crisp and slightly bitter malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Brewery Tap, Sheffield 19/12/2009 Hoppy aroma. Mid brown amber coloured a little rich on the palate and spicy with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.


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