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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

401 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 293
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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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-22-2013 19:56:55 | More by harpus
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-22-2013 02:59:09 | More by pastramionrye7
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-18-2013 02:49:14 | More by Sparty55
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Zorora

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-15-2013 16:59:03 | More by Zorora
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-13-2013 23:32:41 | More by Anvilfarm
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-03-2013 12:14:58 | More by Rwalford74
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-30-2013 23:23:48 | More by Doppelbockulus
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TEHieatt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-30-2013 02:01:14 | More by TEHieatt
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dansmcd

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-22-2013 14:47:25 | More by dansmcd
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-09-2013 16:33:19 | More by mrfrancis
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schwemjw

Ohio

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

07-03-2013 15:13:06 | More by schwemjw
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Shanop1288

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-29-2013 04:33:32 | More by Shanop1288
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jbaakko

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-27-2013 13:35:23 | More by jbaakko
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

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

06-15-2013 21:51:17 | More by IchLiebeBier
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TwoForty

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-14-2013 01:33:20 | More by TwoForty
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jonathaniler

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-14-2013 01:27:57 | More by jonathaniler
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Pegasus

Texas

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.

05-26-2013 15:40:42 | More by Pegasus
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bmwats

Louisiana

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.

05-25-2013 03:28:01 | More by bmwats
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

5/5  rDev +24.4%

05-23-2013 03:31:32 | More by kvnstfrd
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2013 17:28:54 | More by pin
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Bill235

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-09-2013 19:27:32 | More by Bill235
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-27-2013 01:59:42 | More by mychalg9
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SLeffler27

New York

4.1/5  rDev +2%

Clear, rich, dark copper brown, with ruby highlights. A slight, rocky head builds from ample carbonation which also clings to the glass. As the carbonation dissipates from the glass, the beer takes on more of a dark, ruby color.

Sweet malt is accompanied by dates, figs, and sun-baked oak. After a few sips, the aroma takes on the distinct character of caramelized sugar.

Toasted malt with a hint of bitterness and light spice. Sun-dried raisins with light, lingering malt bitterness is a nice, subtle touch. Warmth brings out cola and nuts.

The medium body is contrasted by a sharp texture with light alcohol and ample carbonation.

This one was enjoyed from a Dogfish Head snifter over a quiet half hour before dinner while listening to classical music. A rare stolen moment in time. This ale would likely pair well with lamb.

Aged 3.5 years in the cellar.

04-21-2013 14:48:11 | More by SLeffler27
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%

A blend of two ales, one aged in oak vats for 2 years. Poured from a bottle into a Fuller's Pub Pint. The pour is clear and dark, dark brown with very little light getting through. It sports a nice rocky head that dissipates quite fast. The nose is a bit sulfery at first, but once it de-gasses a bit you get some rich, sweet toffee and treacle notes and bready aromas. No alcohol is evident.

The beer has a medium body and nice, sweet, malt-forward flavor. It is all about the malt. Sweetness dominates but the beer is not cloying or syrupy at all. Wonderful earthy flavors of bread, oak, toffee, caramel, nuts, and molasses slide all over the palate. You also get just a hint of dark fruit. The flavors become just a little dry right in the back of the mouth and you get a little spice just as you swallow. The feel is firm and silky.

A very traditional beer. Not to be confused with a barleywine or modern-day booze bomb. No roasty bitterness and very little in the way of hops. Just lots of rich, chewy malty goodness.

04-12-2013 00:15:45 | More by deadonhisfeet
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tonton

Hong Kong

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-31-2013 03:17:00 | More by tonton
Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale from Greene King / Morland Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.