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Old Strong Ale - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Old Strong Ale
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 5.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 12-14-2005)
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Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: The head is low and tan, with a slight amount of lacing left behind. The beer is a deep chestnut in color.

smell: Some aromas of caramel and semisweet chocolate are in there. I also find a light coffee aroma. The hops are low, but there. A little uninteresting considering the style, but not bad.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is at the low end of the medium range, and the body medium.

taste: On the tongue I find some light flavors of dark chocolate, and a moderate coffee flavor. I think there is some maple character in there, but I may be wrong. There is also an earthy flavor. The hop bitterness is moderate, and provides some needed balance. Again, a little plain for the style, but not bad.

drinkability: Easy drinking, but not too substantial

Ordered this beer after dinner at the brewpub on my first night in Madison visiting dirtylou.

blackie, Dec 30, 2005
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man alive, this new old ale is a subtle, smoked ale. Dark garnet in color with a skim of khaki head. Nose is earthy peat, with a distinct smoked character, sweet scotch ale caramel maltiness, and dark fruit notes. Taste continues with the most subtle smoked wood/earth notes with caramel, grassy malts. Mouthfeel is robust, yet not cloying, slick and lager-like. This was a delicious smoked beer/old ale....the most subtle version of each. An earthy, refined brew with a delicious earthy complexity.

Golden2wenty1, Dec 14, 2005
Old Strong Ale from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
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