About the English Strong Ale

The English Strong Ale is traditionally bottled-conditioned and cellared. Most are rich in malt with late hops for bitterness, fruity esters, and warmth from moderate to high alcohol. Medium to full body with a chewy feel. Its color ranges from deep gold to dark brown with most being darker. Its malty backbone has flavors of caramel, toffee, and nut. Occasionally, a touch of chocolate. Esters provide dried and dark fruit flavors. The English Strong Ale sits in the space Strong Bitters, Brown Ales, and Porters but not as strong as the Barleywine.

Double Red Strong Ale, an English-style Strong Ale by Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc. offers toasted bread, caramel, and nut balanced by floral hops and tart berry.

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Atlantic-Style Vintage Ale is an English Strong Ale brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Fuller’s Brewery that blends dark fruits, hops in a boozy powerhouse.

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