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Brewed by Tring
Style: English Strong Ale
Tring, England

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
8th August 2012
GBBF. Hazy amber beer. Good pale tan head. Light dry palate. Fresh lactose sweet malt. Traces of spicy bubblegum esters. Very mild citrus and red berry fruits. Finishes dry with a pinch of spice, but overall a sweet barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18733) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Gravity dispense at Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival 2012 - 06/10/12. Opaque chestnut brown with no head. Nose comprises toffee, malt, nuttiness and a little booze. Tastes of dark fruit, raisens, nuts, toffee. Full bodied with minimal carbonation with a little booze in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
Pours a cloudy red with a white head. Smells of sweet caramel on the nose. Taste is a little sweet but very smooth could drink a few of these at a time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mt_hall (195) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Bottled. Clear dark brown with a very small, short-lived light brown head. A sweet, malty, fruity nose. Very smooth, with a sweet start and a drier, hoppy finish. Hides the high alcohol behind complex and well balanced flavours. Excellent.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeZasada (315) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle, pours a dark clear red ale with a thin white head. Thin maltish aroma. Taste: lots of malts, kind of beady, some caramel, with a moderate hop bitterness, notes of spruce. Very full-bodied, almost thick. Finishes with a woody bitterness. Pretty good...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2823) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle from ASDA Biggleswade. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, plenty of alchol in the aroma, the taste is sweet (burnt sugar) at first, then has a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (3119) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask at GBBF, 2012. Copper coloured pour with a white head. Baked apple and pear aroma. Flavours of stewed apple, yellow melon and barley sugar. Sweet finish. Not as good as I hoped.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackmetal (223) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
Abnormally strong and sharp ale for an English. Syrop and hops come in a little during the aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnurda (1269) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottled sample from Calgary airport. Brown in colour. Did not realize hat this was a barley wine. Bit on the light side but enjoyable. Wrong food pairing though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (10072) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Lovely ruby colour, but the head is gone in moments. Aroma is sweet, lots of brown sugar, dark raisins, hints of spices. Flavours are toasty, burnt sugars, dark raisins, red licorice. Not quite burly enough to be a BW, but as an English strong ale it is pretty dope.


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