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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Well-aged Old Ale brewed in the tradition of Old Tom's Strong Ale of England. All British ingredients.

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3.6
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2017
on tap at the source, sweet and sticky. Light ABV and moderate body. This is funny that this is a strong ale. We have different definitions here.

3.4
ctipping (2119) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Clear amber body. Smells of caramel malt. Fruity. Bready. Tastes fruity, bready, and a little sweet. Medium body. Low carbonation. Simple and tasty.

3.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 23, 2017
On tap at McGillicuddy’s, Five Corners. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark rich orange to brown color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head that moderates a sly filmy lace. The aroma took in rich nutty to caramel to toffee malts freely flowing into some sweet grassy hops. Super low bitterness from the hops. The flavor yields to the malts, flowing into a rich sweet nutty robust favor. Tickle of the malts sliding on into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Sly tickle of the malts sliding in the back of the throat. Low carbonation. Sly stickiness. Overall, pretty good old ale for the most malt, nice and thick maltiness seemed good for the style, but it does lack some of that "tobacco"-ey hops I usually like in this style. Still, I could come back to.

3.7
fombe89 (3538) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2016
On Tap. @V Barcelona Beer Festival.Del 04 al 06/03/2016 Color marron transparente, sabor dulce, caramelo notas madera.

3.5
VastActiv (7237) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Tap at American Flatbread, Burlington. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Raisins, ripe fruits, some sweetness and malts.

3.3
AirForceHops (7327) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2013
6 oz. pour @ the brew pub. Deep garnet brown in a snifter. Not much head or lace. Nose is lots of caramel and a light fruit note. Malts are the main player and done well. The English malty taste is done correctly. In the finish it’s sweet with a light lingering fruitiness. The fruitiness is a product of a hop perhaps. I don’t know much about brewing English style ale. Not yet anyhow. None of the 6.8 ABV this batch was said to be. This brew was rather drinkable and enjoyable.

3.3
johnnnniee (4346) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2012
On tap at the source. Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy beige head that fades quickly. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, lightly fruity with a hint of chocolate. Taste is mostly brown sugar and caramel but does have a touch of ethanol and some chocolate. Medium body and carbonation level with a sweet almost cloying mouthfeel. I find old ales hard to do well, sometime they feel like extract based home brewed beers because of the caramelization that is almost a trademark of the style. I found this one only ok and my least favorite beer of the bunch.

3.5
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
On draft at the brew pub. Copper/amber color with a thin to no head. Very smooth for the style. A nice beer.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12434) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
on tap-pours copper with a thin offwhite head. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, spice. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, spice hops, wood.

1.6
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
Directement du fût sur place. Bière ambrée passablement foncée, sans mousse. Cette bière est brassée avec du bruyère / heather. Le nez est de cassonade avec une touche d’épices et de bruyère. La bouche est définitivement trop sucrée, l’atténuation n’est pas au rendez-vous. Le bruyère se fait sentir en bouche ce qui fait, en plus, une drôle de sensation. Sucre et bruyère ne font pas bon mélange.


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