Brewed by Thwaites
Style: English Strong Ale
Blackburn, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered. Cleared by isinglass
Also known as Co-op Strong Ale / Strong Brown Ale.
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Sugar, Ammonia caramel, Hops, Carbon dioxide.
An easy drinking, full bodied ale brewed by Daniel Thwaite of Blackburn. The bittersweet flavours and hoppy finish make it an ideal combination with game and strong cheeses. Serve lightly chilled.

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yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Bottled. (as Co-op Strong Ale) Clear, sparkling dark brown with a beige head. Roasted aroma with some caramel, malt and notes of coffee. The flavor is quite roasted as well, with a hoppy fruityness, coffee-notes and some hints of licorice. Medium body and a finish with roasted malt and some hops. Nice brown ale. (060816)

unibaren (157) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
Aroma: caramel malt, slight hops and sort of "buttery". Colour is dark red/brown. Light brown head that dissapears fast. Taste has lots of layers. Caramel, slightly rosted/caramel. Light hoppy aftertaste and some slight sourness. But a little unharmonious in taste impressions. Overall: Ok, but pretty averege and unexciting (I might have had this one too cold).

Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, clear, reddish brown with a small, off-white head leaving a pretty curtain of laces. Lightly sweet aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, sweet roated malt and a discreet bitterness. Very pleasant drinking - albeit rather mainstream. 090806

saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma is roast malt. Taste is roast malt and molasses.

harrisoni (19024) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2006
500ml bottle from Co-op, Folkestone. Just bizarre that this little store keeps giving me scoops. This has a pleasant deep ruby colour with a thin lasting beige head. For once the pasteurisation of this beer, doesn’t completely kill it. The boiled sweet nature of such beers actually lends itself to this brown ale. Sweetish malt aroma with dry roasted malts. Nice juicy dark fruits in the mouth, but just a bit empty in the mouthfeel. Finish has more red/dark fruits and a bit of a zing. As a brown ale, it’s pretty good on the fruity flavour. Given the choice from this supermarket, I would pick the Freeminer Gold Miner

tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
<!-- I -->Strong Ale expertly brewed for the Co-op by Thwaites Beers<!-- /I --><!-- BR -->Nutty and lightly chocolatey and biscuity malt aroma. Clear brown body is topped by a dense, fine bubbled, long lasting off white/tan head that laces nicely. Thick and chewy, full malt body is nutty in character with some very light roasty tones and fair finishing bitterness that keeps the sweetness from overwhelming. Medium body with lively effervescence that is lightly prickly on the tongue. Pint glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Clear, BB 13/02/07, Co-op in Ottery St. Mary, May-06).

StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
A dark ruby brown colour with a weak head. A clean toasted malt nose with a hint of sweetness. the taste is again of maltiness, and sweetness, a smooth treacle bitterness, liquorice and honey, as well as a balanced hop bitterness on the finish. (Bottle).

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 1.Bottle 02/08/2004 Mid brown colour and slightly strong in alcohol. Some sweetness and dryness in a malt finish. 2. Bottle 18/04/2005 Mid brown to dark colour and sweet. Crisp slightly dry full malt finish. 3. Bottle at Home 02/05/2010 (As Co-Operative Strong Brown Ale) Malty aroma. Some carbonation. Mid brown coloured a little sweet on the palate and fruity with a nutty and slightly dry malt finish. 4. Bottle at Home 12/05/2010 Chocolaty aroma. Small white head. Mid brown coloured sweet on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a chocolaty roast finish. (BBE 24.12.2007)

Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Dark brown with a red twist. Small light brown head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and "Brunsvire". Taste is burnt and sweet

Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2005
Bottled. Brown coloured. Malty aroma. Sweet and malty flavour. Soft mouthfeel. Very nice.

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