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Style: English Strong Ale
 
Style Information
English Strong Ale is a strong pale ale with ABV usually above 5%. The malt sweetness and fruity esters are far more obvious than the hop tones. The color should be pale amber to medium red-brown. Aroma should highlight the malt tones, with caramel and sweetness apparent. The taste should equally concentrate on the malts, with caramel and sweetness apparent as in the aroma. The feel should be medium to full bodied. ABV should range from 7% to 11%. IBUs should range from 30 to 65.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

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Snifter Typically used for serving brandy and cognac, a snifter is ideal for capturing the volatiles of aromatic beers, such as Belgian ales, India Pale Ales, barleywines and wheat wines. The shape helps... [more]

Top Consumed English Strong Ale
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Firestone 13 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.27
2. Firestone 12 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.21
3. Stag Series - Burton Ale by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.17
4. Firestone 11 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.15
5. Firestone 14 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.14
6. At Her Majesty's Pleasure by Pipeworks Brewing Company5
7. King Goblin by Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd3
8. Curse of Jack by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery3
9. Highland Cask 18 Year by Innis & Gunn3
10. Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo by Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)3

Top Reviews English Strong Ale
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Firestone 11 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.91
2. At Her Majesty's Pleasure by Pipeworks Brewing Company88
3. Stag Series - Burton Ale by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.88
4. Hamlet's Curse by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery86
5. Attila by Oakham Ales84
6. Firestone 12 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.84
7. Firestone 13 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.82
8. Vintage Ale by Capital Brewery80
9. Pride Of Milford Special Ale by Cooperstown Brewing Company80
10. Original Oak Aged Beer by Innis & Gunn78