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

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

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as (512) FOUR

(512) FOUR is a classic English-style Strong Ale. The biscuity Maris Otter and caramelly Crystal malts contribute notes of toast, toffee, and dried fruits, which are perfectly balanced with a blend of authentic UK Fuggle and East Kent Golding hops. Dry-hopped with Northdown, (512) FOUR is a complex and satisfying ale.

Added by Mora2000 on 10-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
16.42%
 
 
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Photo of kojevergas
2.49/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes taken at the Dog and Duck in Austin, TX in 2014.

On-draught.

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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3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
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Hazy orange gold pour with a white one-finger head. Toasted and caramel malt aroma. Flavor follows the nose perfectly with a nice mix of toasted and caramel malt flavors upfront. Can also taste a hint of grass, biscuit and earth. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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