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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 1733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly available bottled (bottle conditioned). Occasionally in cask.
Ingredients: Pale Malt (mix of Pipkin, Maris Otter and Halcyon), crystal and amber malt from Simpsons. Goldings hops.
First brewed in 1995 for the 150th anniversary of the brewery.
Winner of CAMRA Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain (1998-1999). Described by Roger Protz as ía rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finishí.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Poured dark amber with an offwhite head that left a lacing on the glass. Clear malty aroma. Taste is somewhere between a scottish ale and an esb--strong bitter hop kick in the beginning but leveling out into a smooth malty finish. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2004
This poured a nut-brown color with lively carbonation and a creamy tan head. The aroma is of sweet roasted malts and dark fruits. Itís got a nice spicy malt flavor with mildly bitter hopping and somewhat of an alcohol presence. Nice dry sweet-sour finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2004
This beer had a best before date of 12-10-01 so I donít know if I had the most fresh of samples. But anyways, it poured a deep cloudy reddish color with a thick white head. The flavor was balanced with just a hint of metallic/acidic taste. I think this is due to the fact that the bottle might have been a bit old. I am going to try this again and re-rate/

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
Reddish brown color, thick white head. Aroma of fruit jam. Flavor of malt and fruit jam with a bitter finish. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Very good beer, so far Fullers beer are amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Bottle. Clear chestnut color with a full, creamy off-white head. Heavy, sweet roasty malts and a little smokiness in the aroma. Flavor is rich dark fruity maltiness, light hops and molasses in the finish. Medium body, gentle, tingly carbonation. Nice brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
bottle. sweet malty aroma with some caramel and dried fruit. mahogany in appearance with a small white head. very malty flavour. comforting smooth mouthfeel with a reasonable level of alcohol. an excellent english strong ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2004
Wow! The appearance is splendid! It pours an impressive foamy white head and the color is almost ruby! On the label, we can read: Strong Ale. Well the beer is really strong! Alcohol and hoppy bitterness invade the palate at each mouthfull. Then starts a very warming effect and a decent caramel effect. A very nice beer for fall!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1231) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2004
Amber body with tiny particulates and a beige head. Malty aroma not alot though.. Shrp citrusy bite great flavour... light bitters sweet oily palate great beer overal...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2271) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 20, 2004
Nice amber colour with a slightly off white head. A combination of earthy hops aroma, baked apples, nutmeg and cinnemon. Full bodied, with lots of different flavors ranging from sweet malt, to red grape, to butter, and perhaps just the slightest hint of coffee. All of the richness of this beer is well balanced by some nice bittering hops. Well done! Thanks radiomgb!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2004
Deep red with cream head, Sharp hops followed by long bitterness. Very strong flavours. I like this a lot. Bitterness in the finish is quite amazingly strong and long lasting. Palate clean after a smooth mediumly thick malt. Probably put this up with Ruddles as one of the ones worth buying at hideous import pricing due to the unique strengths.


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