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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Singleton Strong Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.3%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Singleton Strong Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.3%
Light bright gold color. Lively, attractive, herbal peppery boozy aromas and flavors of grilled root veggies and citrus, greens, and pepper dust with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a warming, stimulating, breezy praline, fig paste, and sweet corn pudding finish. A smooth, earthy, very sessionable strong ale.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & rich & heavy
Aroma Aroma: grilled root veggies and citrus, greens, and pepper dust
Taste Flavor: praline, fig paste, and sweet corn pudding
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Fish & Chips, Fish & Chips, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth, earthy, very sessionable strong ale.
The Producer

Top of the Hill Rest. & Brewery

The Producer
100 E. Franklin
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
USA
1 919-929-8676
Strong Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.