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45
style
Brewed by Wold Top
Style: Old Ale
Driffield, England

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Seasonal - Winter
A rich dark Ale, ideal for keeping the chill of Winter at bay. The roasted barley and pale chocolate malt give a deep red hue, the hop combination of Progress, Styrian Goldings and Cascade give bitterness with a soft spicy yet fruity edge, resulting in a winter beer that is well balanced, with an underlying maltiness, and a subtle fruit aroma, excellent with Yorkshire Parkin, Christmas Pudding, Rich Fruit Cake and Mince Pies.

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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rich8880 (25) - - APR 14, 2017
Bottled. Mild liquorice aroma. Black with hint of red appearance - creamy head. Pleasant taste - slight bitterness and mild liquorice sweetness but doesn’t have the depth I would have expected from something at 6%. Medium bodied. Drinkable but a bit disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (918) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
330 mL bottle. Dark brown pour, small foamy tan head that dissapears quickly without lacing. Dark malt aroma, molasses, dark fruit. Moderate sweet / bitter taste with flavors of raisins, dark fruit, molasses. fairly bitter bite at the end. Body is a little thin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (366) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
Has almost a sweetness to the roasty malts, dark berry-like flavours. Good beer, there are no glaring issues with it at all. The flavours are mild, but all mesh well. 2016 advent calendar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (10048) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle, beer advent calendar. Deep brown, clear, with mahogany highlights and a very low beige head. Carbonation is proper, but head retention very poor. Brown bread and raisins, dark caramel, medium bodied, low bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (1658) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
Aroma is caramel, toffee, and roasted malts. Taste is rich and thick malts, brown sugar, fig and caramel. Light bittering hops on the finish. Appearance is a dark brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle from Gift Shop, Very dark brown-black in colour with a thin tan head. It has a rich chocolate and spicy fruity flavour followed by a smooth bitter-sweet and oak finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oldschool_Mike (366) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle into snifter. Pours a very dark brown with red highlights off white head. Aroma is raising and plums. Taste is slightly roasty with plum and toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simontomlinson (228) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Fluffy beige head stayed on a near black still body - Looks Great! Minimal aroma - slightly malty. Thick creamy texture, velvety - very moorish. Sweet dark fruit flavours with creamy coffee, brown sugar plum & cocoa.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiery_1 (787) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
330ml bottle @ Matt’s. Canadian Edition. Pours a moderate opaque dark brown. Nose is toasted malts with a sweet toffee note. Flavour is toasted, quite bready, and subtle sweetness. Needs some more character in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, with bready notes and light toffee. Flavour is along the same lines, with toasted malt, bready notes, and light toffee. Nicely constructed, but not very deep or complex. Decent.


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