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Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) AleOlde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

399 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 24
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.55/5  rDev -11.7%

330ml bottle from Tesco (£1.79):
Chestnut brown & clear with a 1cm, fine bubbly head that's a light brown colour & fades to a thin, patchy lacing after about 35 seconds.

Sweet to start with dark, ripe fruits & sugar. Rich smelling with some figs, dates, musky notes & caramel malts with some toffee. Sweet without overpowering, some bread, faint vanilla & subtle hops also feature.

Quite sweet with sugar & fruits that includes raisin & figs. Vanilla & hops around the middle but neither manages to dominate. There is some toffee & caramel malts in there as well with some oak & butterscotch too.

Rich & very sweet with a smooth, medium body & light carbonation. The beer is quite complex & rich with an ever so slightly bitter finish.

Started very well with a lot of sweetness & various fruits & held up well right until then end when it started to fade ever so slightly. Not a bad beer at all but it falls short of being a great one.

08-14-2014 13:57:53 | More by flyingpig
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-07-2014 01:44:52 | More by Mason_Anders
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Utah

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-03-2014 01:34:20 | More by im4beer
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-02-2014 17:49:34 | More by innominat
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-14-2014 17:40:53 | More by Hanglow
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +24.4%

The only beer I've ever had that i would rate a 5 all around. Appearance is a rich dark red almost brown. Small head. Flavor is instantly fruitcake, then smoky and finished off by anise. Velvety texture, which only enhances. It is amazing. Even if you only try this once it is absolutely worth it.

07-13-2014 03:28:13 | More by Dave_Sutula
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-03-2014 18:09:50 | More by Sad_Spirit
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Japan

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-02-2014 02:44:01 | More by mrjez
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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

06-27-2014 21:10:53 | More by sammyg832
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Brazil

5/5  rDev +24.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-12-2014 06:01:33 | More by zenithberwyn
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Nikerzzz

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-05-2014 12:38:30 | More by Nikerzzz
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Slovenia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-17-2014 11:16:56 | More by Anze
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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mhaugo

California

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%

16.9oz bottle decanted into a snifter. 6.0% ABV. Served at 55F and allowed to elevate to room temperature.

Appearance: Stained maple, brilliantly clear, rapidly fading head (4.5/5).

Aroma: Smells like an ancient, musty, dark old bar. There is an incredible lingering sweetness and fresh tobacco scent. This aroma definitely puts the “old” in Old Ale (4/5).

Taste: This beer features an incredible complexity considering its relatively low ABV. There’s an intresting staleness, followed by brown sugar, tobacco, caramel, dark cherries, and oak (4.25/5).

Mouthfeel: Full body with low carbonation (4/5)

Overall: It’s interesting to go directly from The Bruery’s Coton to Olde Suffollk. Both beers are great examples of the style, but on completely opposite ends of the spectrum for alcohol by volume. Both have been aged to perfection. Both have a minimal contribution from hops. Both have rich dark cherry and brown sugar flavors, but one clocks in at 14.5% and the other is 6.0%. It’s enlightening to see that these Old Ale flavors can develop, regardless of the alcohol. I guess you could call Olde Suffolk a “sessionalbe” Old Ale (4.25/5).

04-19-2014 04:40:18 | More by mhaugo
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Slovenia

3.2/5  rDev -20.4%

Pours a dark brown color covered with a nice tan head and a decent retention.
The malty aroma is complemented by some sweet fruits and spices.
The taste is nicely bittery, you can also taste some nice spices, although can't say which.
Easily drinkable and smooth.

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Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.