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D-Day 50th Anniversary Ale
- George Gale & Company Ltd
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George Gale & Company Ltd
United Kingdom (England)
Style | ABV
English Strong Ale
Limited (brewed once).
No notes at this time.
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
275ml bottle 6,5% ABV
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Best Before: January 2000
Brewed in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.
Surprisingly the cork was still perfectly intact and there was even a small pop when it was extracted.
Appearance: D-Day Ale pours a rather murky red-brown colour with a back light showing red highlights and golden edges. A rough pour yields a a few small white bubbles - could this still be carbonated? The beer seems quite sticky and seems to cling to the glass.
Smell: Hmmm, this does not smell too bad! It is very oxidized, but not unpleasant. Notes include: Sweet citrus, moderately dark fruits, very overripe stone fruits, card board, old wood, and a sour note.
Taste: The flavour is very similar to the nose, but a little more sour and more unpleasant oxidation. Notes include: Light citrus, darker fruits, overripe stone fruits, wet cardboard, a hint of sherry, old hay and the sour quality. The finish is incredibly dry.
Mouthfeel: This is actually still carbonated - a very low level, but still carbonated. The body is light-medium and a little oily.
Overall: I am impressed at how well this bottle has held up, sure it is oxidized as hell, but I still found it quite pleasant.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2012 16:02:00 |
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