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Brewed by Tring
Style: English Strong Ale
Tring, England

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Occasional.
Originally brewed on October 25th to commemorate the Charge of the Light Brigade. Now brewed in January and matured for 11 months to be sold over Christmas and New Year. The prolonged storage provides an extremely drinkable ale for its strength. A strong, dark aromatic and estery barley wine.

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3.4
saxo (20028) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2018
Cask @ 35th Luton Beer & Cider Festival. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, malt, caramel, warming alcohol and hops. Sweet finish. Oily palate.

3.5
Grumbo (4587) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2018
Cask at the 35th Luton Beer and Cider Festival. Pours mid brown with a small off white to beige head. Aroma of malt, hop, toffee and fruits. Towards heavy sweetness, moderate bitterness. Medium plus body, oily texture, soft to flat carbonation.

3.5
Rasmus40 (22689) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2018
Cask @ Luton Beer & Cider Festival. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 160218

3.3
GuideDogSaint (1820) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 27, 2017
Gravity pint at the Bree Louise. Pours dark ruby with no head. Aroma of chocolate and treacle. Full bodied. Sweet taste and finish. Not at its best.

3.1
ManVsBeer (11499) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle @ White House, Luton. Dark ruby with a small head. Has a read rye character with a strength. There’s some sticky-sweetness in its texture alongside a red berry sweetness. Slightly sugary in its nose.

2.7
Davros IX (611) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home and cask - An alcoholic bitter, but with few additional flavours as I found the alcohol to be so strong. This really wasn’t for me.

2.8
FatPhil (17513) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 8, 2017
Gravicask (StABF2016)
Milky diacetyl aroma. Sweet treacley taste. There is some boost here, sweet and hottish. Feels a bit sweet and sticky.

3.3
stevoj (5963) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Draft at Pigs Ear Fest. Dark and malty, not very potent.Flavorful leaning hard on the grain bill. Gentle bitterness, but not warming.

4.1
tombyars (1816) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Tasted this at the Troon beer festival on the 7th October 2016. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear dark mahogany in colour with a thin off white head. Strong, sweet malty aroma brimming with raspberry and honey notes, long in intensity. Thin syrupy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives an intense fruitloaf base with sweet juicy notes of ripe raspberry, black cherry, plum and clear honey. There is a slight prickle of earthy hop resins adding a light bitter bite to the brief aftertaste. Finish is very malty with warming plum brandy notes full in the mouth giving an alcoholic warming burr in addition to the sweet fruit notes of old fashioned spangles, raspberry cordial and rosehip syrup. This is a full on Strong Ale / Barley Wine and for me was best beer at the Troon beer festival. Seek this one out, comes highly recommended.

3.5
RichTheVillan (8550) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Cask at Milton Keynes Beer Festival; clear mahogany brown pour with a bubbly off white head, aroma has sweet stewed fruits, taste has sweet fruits, big ABV, dandelion and burdock.


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