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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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406 Ratings

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 25
Gots: 13 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Vsarmatov, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

juicebox, Sep 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Jimbo4430, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Richie71, Sep 09, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into Samuel Smith pint glass.

A - Dark, caramel brown color. Little to no head.

S - Bready malts, toffee, raisin, slight pale ale hoppiness, and sweet vanilla on the nose.

T - Sweet toffee, wood, vanilla, vague copper metallic aftertaste from the hops.

M - Alcohol is well hidden, smooth with little carbonation, wine-like.

Would love to have tasted the two beers used in this blend separately. The combination is intriguing in its complexity. Better than expected.

Note: Clear beer bottles should be banned.

REDAMI, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

harpus, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

pastramionrye7, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Sparty55, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Zorora, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Anvilfarm, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Rwalford74, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Doppelbockulus, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

TEHieatt, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

dansmcd, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mrfrancis, Jul 09, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -11.4%

A: Ruby red with almost no head.

S: Dank herbs. a wine quality with a hint of oak. There is some spice in here with bits of grape and sour cherries. A butterscotch malt.

T: Tart cherry with a dry finish. Cranberry and walnut dance around my tongue followed up by dried grape. A little roasted malt that imparts some toffee with oak in the finish. Lots of acid.

M: Pretty light actually. No carbonation. I expected this to be bigger.

O: This is refreshing! The taste is very different from the aroma. Its very tart surprisingly. /83

schwemjw, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Shanop1288, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jbaakko, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Appearance: Dark brown body; medium sized head

Aroma: Spicy; oak notes; wine like

Taste: Spicy; oak flavors; malty with a bitter finish; fairly well balanced and pretty good overall

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

TwoForty, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jonathaniler, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: Deep amber brown in color with a modest off-white head, which soon fades to a scattering of foam on the surface. Thin, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls. Before a light, fat, slow-rising carbonation can be seen.

Aroma: Caramel and spices dominate the aroma, there is a wood note as well, somewhat like old oak

Taste: Opens with dark caramel and toasted malt. As the taste progresses, a slightly smoky, wood flavor appears. Towards the background of the taste, understated mildly earthy hops as present as well, rising from the middle of the taste to a modest presence at the close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant, full.

Drinkability/notes: Well-crafted and elegant.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom embossed pint bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adam Boston Lager sensory glass.

Pegasus, May 26, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -2%

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Dark brown. Pours a quarter finger, bubbly, brown-white head. Settles quickly. Plenty of clingy effervescence throughout the body of the brew. Very sparse lacing quickly retreats into the body of the brew. Shallow.

S: Nutty malt. Tea leaf and a little butterscotch, and chocolate.

T: Roasted malt, a little coffee, touches of licorice, molasses, pecan, and tea.

M: Hearty, malty, and earthy. Heavy alcohol character. Has a certain sweetness that infiltrates the nasal cavity. Bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Not just a whole lot to look at, but a fair head with substantial effervescence; however no real lacing. Nose is really nutty with some sweet and herbal components. Complex flavor consisting of roasted malt, accentuated with bitter, sweet, herb, and nut components. Bitter and sweet with a high alcohol feel, but not overwhelmingly so. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

bmwats, May 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

pin, May 21, 2013
Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.