Brewed by Twickenham Fine Ales
Style: English Strong Ale
Twickenham, England


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Cask, Occasional;
A strong, well-hopped ale. Powerful golden coloured beer with a fruity, citrus nose and flavour. A veritable Hop Bomb, with over a kilo of hops per brewers barrel, it avoids being too bitter with a skillful blend of American hops, making this a beer to be reckoned with. Handle with caution. Silver Medals at Reading Beer Festival 2007 and Peterborough Beer Festival 2006, as well as at SIBA SE Competition 2008 & 2009.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 11, 2016
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is crispy grainy with notes of citrus peel and biscuit. Taste is medium sweet and biscuity upfront with some come citric grassy crispy notes in the finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, nice golden ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2879) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise, Euston. Mid-gold with a tiny bit of loose white head. White grape and apricot aroma is held in check by a sweet malty note. Bittersweet tropical fruit taste which changes to a bitter/sour note for the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6404) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria. Amber with a loose white head; fruity aroma; smooth, oily, and full bodied with some apricot fruit and grain; and obvious alcohol to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Very hoppy aroma with a fluffy head. Fat golden honey colour with powerful fruity aromatic taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7302) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, golden colour with absurdely huge, frothy, due to its amplitude fairly lasting, factually rather diminishing, white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, a touch of lemon, mild notes of mirabelle, peach, apricot and the like, marmalade, a strawy touch as well. Taste is like a bouquet of dried flowers, a blossom-filled redolence bowl. No, misleading: less floral, more like a bag of dried fruit (tea), peach, apricot, straw, sweet bread, minimally spicy. In the finish more and more peppery spicy yeasty; lively carbonation. Well, I dont want to intone the same style category mismatch, residue class, and missing rubric-song in every second rating, but... The label reads Golden Ale, "veritable hop bomb", and so on, it would surely qualify as Belgian IPA concerning yeastiness IMO, and its damn f...in far from something as paradigmatic an English Strong Ale as Fullers Vintage Ale, but hey - if those difficulties in classifying are the prize we have to pay for an evergrowing variety - I think I can cope with my anankasm, especially if the advisable therapy is confrontation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8836) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Slowly gushing out of the bottle, a huge frothy white head on top of a dark golden cloudy body. Aroma of malts, cellar and earthy note, some marmelade sweetness as well. High carbonated, clean fizzy mouthfeel.Taste is moderate sweet, dark red fruits, with oranges and piney hops for balance. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (3152) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins, Blackheath. Amber pour with a fluffy white head. Lively little number. Pine, citrus and vanilla aroma. Wheat and bitter citrus flavour. Hop laden finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle at home in London. My first bottle from this brewery. Quite lively out of the bottle. Huge head that really lasts. Lots of bready malts in the aroma, some ripe orange. Medium sweet with mild alcohol bump, some ripe citrus fruits, a bit of pine and orange rind bitterness, doughy bread. Medium to full bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Warming finish with more bready malts, orange meringue, citrus hops, pine, mild leaves, hints of honey. Tasty beer. Like a hoppy English strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25779) - Malm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beersiveknown (5272) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Very hazy dark amber with fluffy offwhite head, sticky marmalade and toffee on the nose. Very high carbonation, full bodied, lots of higher alcohols, sticky, sweet and slightly plasticky acrid. Too heavy to handle

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