Merry olde beer

By JOSH SMITH  |  April 13, 2011

FULLER'S 1845 is a dark beer with some kick to it at 6.3% ABV. An English Strong Ale, 1845 is extremely well-constructed with grainy malts, fruity hops, musty yeast, and buttery diacetyl all playing nice together. GREENE KING'S OLDE SUFFOLK ENGLISH ALE is a blend of an aged Strong Ale and fresh Pale Ale, making it a rather unique Old Ale. Caramel and toffee malts are on display here, with some various dark fruit flavors peeking through.

 England has contributed much to the stout style as well. ST. PETER'S CREAM STOUT is heavier than most sweet stouts, with a syrupy texture and healthy dose of molasses. It's hard for any beer to measure up to YOUNG'S DOUBLE CHOCOLATE STOUT, with its velvety texture and enough chocolate to conjure up images of Baileys Irish Cream. Both Young's and Samuel Smith also brew an excellent OATMEAL STOUT, with unparalleled flavor and complexity. And don't forget the formidable SAMUEL SMITH IMPERIAL STOUT! Clearly, there are more than enough reasons to give some of these old styles a try once again.

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