Double Century | Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC

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Brewed by:
Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 06-25-2007

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of wretchedabyss
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Iaido
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a filtered beer, with a clear orange body, some coarse bubbles and a beige creamy head
bready malts and floral hops in the nose
taste starts malt sweet, some caramel and finishes in an bold bitterness, some metallic note, label talks about bitter orange flavors from Bramling Cross hops. Hmmm, I guess I can taste it now.
Medium body, rather low on carbonation typical for an English ale
Tasteful English ale, not spectacular

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Photo of iannutter
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of yesno1011
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of intoxabroad
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Vsarmatov
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and I should imagine with the Marston's take over of the brewery the cask version will disappear, shame as it appears by thye bottle that it would really shine as real ale
Pours a clear golden amber pour with a frothy white head, aroma marmalade and some pale malts, taste has tangerine, some caramel, some fruits, bitter finish

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Photo of fionn13
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Eramen
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A healthy golden-brown colour, half-finger head.

S - A sweet smell of caramel, toffee and the malts.

T - Citrus fruit, orange peel, a paired biscuit and maltiness, liquorice, with a fine, but not overpowering hoppy finish.

MF - Medium with low carbonation.

O- A well-balanced, fully flavoured offering from this brewer, a worthy beer indeed.

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Photo of shearer292
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - poured a dark amber with thick lasting white head, very carbonated which settled quite quickly.

Smell - light sweetness with traces of honey and citrus.

Taste - very easy and light with a biscuit taste, slight hints of fruit sweetness and as stated on the bottle there is a bitter orange finish, this lingers for a while but in a good way.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and coats the mouth well which i like and is very drinkable.

Overall - this is a very tasty beer, nothing complex or overpowering but delivers on flavour. and even though it seemed very carbonated when poured after drinking over half i had no excess gas or boating which seemed likely. would have again when looking for something smooth to relax.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle at 48 degrees into a pint glass.

A: It pours a hazy red-orange color with a finger of white head that lasts a while and laces okay for its low alcohol strength.

S: Sweet berries, strong breadiness, and buttery diacetyl.

T: Caramel, tangy apricot, berries, wet bread, and a bittering and dry finish.

M: It has medium body thickness and carbonation.

D: This is a solid drinking ale. However, I found humor in this being styled as "Enlish Strong Ale."

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Photo of kojevergas
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Hoegaarden pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on December 15th, 2010.

A: Pours a clear gold with a three finger, creamy head of fair retention. Generally appealing.

Sm: Fresh. Pleasant. Light. Malt, hops, barley. Standard fare. My broken nose detects no fruit. Bottle advertises an orange finish.

T: Cream on the open, well built body for an English ale. I do get the orange on the finish, but also lots of hoppy goodness. Very well done.

Mf: Some nice coarseness on the finish and also some dryness, making me want another refreshing sip. This is mouthfeel done proper, though the coarseness is overdone.

Dr: Very good. Very pricey.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is bready with some lighter fruit. The flavor is grain, grassy hops and earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but not to much going on.

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Photo of dgilks
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet, malty aroma with some yeast driven fruit character too. Pineapple and pear come through.

Pretty clear, orange-amber colour with a small, creamy off-white head.

Big malty flavour with some light caramel notes. A rich biscuity quality is nice too. A moderate bitterness helps balance it out but there is no hop flavour. Moderately estery.

Medium body with moderately-low carbonation. Smooth and suitable for the style.

A tasty, easy to drink English ale. Plenty of malt character and a good fruitiness.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle 5,2% abv

Appearance: Nice amber-gold colour with a dense 1-finger thick head (dissipates rather fast but leaves reasonable lace).

Smell: Wonderfully malty, backed up nicely by a floral hop aroma.

Taste: Initial malty sweetness, followed by perfect hop bitterness. There are all the flavours and complexities you expect from the hops, but not overpowering. A quality brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with good carbonation.

Drinkability: A very drinkable and well balanced beer. I will definitely purchase this one again.

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Photo of OzarkElmo
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle. Pours a medium, mostly clear amber with slight off-white head. Definite nose of fruits, honey and caramel malt. Very well done brew, well balanced with hops and malt presence, but neither overbearing. Lacing throughout. A very enjoyable beer with medium body. Not too sweet, not too fruity, not too dry - Just perfectly bitter for my taste. Very surprised at the great taste since this is from bottle and not cask. CHEERS to Thwaites!

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Photo of ADZA
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale see thru amber colour with average carbonation that leaves a fast vanishing one finger head with sporadic lacing here and there,it has big aromas of nice fruity hops,it has an average mouthfeel with a very dominant fruity hop driven taste that finishes quite sweet for the style with a barleywinish finish and no hint of alcohol whatsoever,a very easy beer to drink that wouldnt go out of my way for but wouldnt knock back if offered.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright gold-red with a loose white head that fades fast but laces. Nose of summer forest and ripe fruit. Fruit Pastille/Jujyfruit orange malts, burnt toast in the middle, tightens to juicy clementine hops. Dry after, sticky for the med-light body. Gets bigger as it warms.

More intricate than the average English strong ale, and the hops make it a good summer drinker to boot.

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Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours apricot/copper with 2 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Very good head retention & good lacing

S: Orchard fruit & leafy hops

T: Pears, apricot, & leafy hops up front. herbal hops, more apricot & pear as this warms, plus flinty dryness & a touch lemony hops as well. Finishes with herbal & grassy hops, fruittyness & a bit of citrus

MF: Light/medium body with low carbonation & pretty good balance

Great drinkability, I could stay on this for 3+ pints no problem. Not a great English Strong Ale but worth a try

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Photo of ProfessorHomer
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thwaites! Where has thoust been my whole life? Whilst not as wonderful as my beloved Flying Shuttle, this is one fine English Dark Ale. Recommended!

Brownish ale pors with a nice head and pretty lacing. Milder than some (Hobgoblin) English dark ales, it has finely balanced malts and hops, some hints of caramel and a orangy spice note. Heady creamy mouthfeel.

Professor Homer's second tasting of Thwaites and although he loved the Flying Shuttle more deeply, this sister ale is one fine-bodied and well-crafted beer.

And so now you know: Professor Homer may not love the English so much, but he sure does love their beers! Especially those from the Lake District of England approaching his beloved Scotland. Ah Scotland - home to men in skirts (kilts) and those fine winter wee heavies...

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Photo of tronester
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear tan/orange with a medium off-white head. Smell is a hint of malt. Taste is toasty malt, a hint of butter, definite British yeast strain. A hint of earthy hop flavor as well. Bitterness levels match up well. Mouthfeel is nice, high carbonation though. Drinkability is quite good, as it usually is with English Ales. Labeled as a strong ale, at 5.2% abv it is by British standards for cask ale, but in the US, its average gravity. Would drink again.

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Photo of stephens101
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a large dirty white head. A huge rush of carbonation keeps the head holding on for a while. Nice chunky, webbed lacing is left behind. Smells of bubble gum, hops and malts. Tastes much better than expected with some fruit a decent malt backbone and a little candy sweetness in the background. A very faint bitterness is also noticed. Medium bodied and goes down nicely and just a tad on the dry side. I'll admit, I'm not a big fan of British brews, but this one is just unique enough and tasty enough to win me over, and I have to wonder if its heritage might cost it some points.

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Double Century from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 33 ratings