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(512) English Strong Ale | (512) Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jonnydem on 12-22-2013

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 10
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Reviewed from notes taken at the Dog and Duck in Austin, TX in 2014.


HEAD: ~1cm wide. White in colour. Supple. Decent thickness and creaminess. Above average (~3 minute) retention. Nice even lacing coats the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Translucent murky dark copper. Nontransparent. I see no yeast/lees within; it's a clean looking brew.

Appears adequately carbonated.

AROMA: Milky/whoppery malts, cream, pale English malts, butterscotch, floral and herbal hop notes, buttery toffee. No yeasty notes are detectable.

Not boozy.

A pleasant aroma of mild strength, though I do have concerns about potential diacetyl off-flavour based on the buttery notes so prominent in the aroma.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Very buttery and milky, with a sickly English pale malt backbone corrupted by the buttery/butterscotch-redolent diacetyl that dominates the brew. Light floral and herbal hop character is in there too, along with some toffee.

Has a light creamy feel on the palate. Medium-bodied. Has an okay thickness that doesn't really support the malt backbone all that well. Overcarbonated.

Too sweet overall; definitely imbalanced even though the build boasts fair cohesion. The flavours showcased here just really don't appeal to me personally; maybe an English ale purist would find more value in this brew than I do.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Not a complex, subtly executed, or nuanced brew by any stretch.

OVERALL: Not 512's strongest work. I don't care much for this one in particular, and wouldn't get it again. It'll be a chore to finish this.

High D+ (2.49) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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(512) English Strong Ale from (512) Brewing Company
2.75 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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