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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 1587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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 ’a rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finish’.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reid (1897) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2003
OK Im becomeing a Fuller's fanatic..so this is next in line. Comes in the great chunky Fuller's brown bottle..as always a simple but great label. This is a wonderful beer to look at,dark chestnut brown , when first poured a large slightly off-white head..that shrinks but always leaves a nice lace covering. LOvelly fresh chocolaty roasted malts..I detect some pleasant alcohol too..its pretty nice..some yeast. An exeptional tasteing brew .. the malts appear first but are not too sweet..smooth and dark chocolaty..later theres a buttery buiscuity taste then some nice alcohol warmth in the throat, to go with the surfacing hops! Very comfortable in the mouth not over bearing. A very very drinkable ale..nice stuff. I have become a real fan of bottle conditioned beers and Fuller's does them best

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2003
Amber color, not much head. Aroma is sour, reminds me of dough. Bitter flavor, but also a little sweet in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1924) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Deep color with a very large head when poured. Deep strong flavor with alcohol evident.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Malty aroma with hints of hops. The flavor is of biscuity malt and mild tea in the finish.Medium body that seems to thin on the swallow. This gives it a satisfing mouthfeel while allowing it to be very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2497) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2003
Amber color, thick head, good lacing. Toffee aroma with a light touch off liquorice. Medium bodied with a big and long bitterness. Great ale!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Bottle at Bishops Arms, Skövde. Amber color, very nice lasting beige head. Malty fruity aroma, grapes, pear, sweetish, candy notes, hop notes. Hop flavor, fruity, candy, roasted notes, grapes, some citrus. Sweetish finish with candy and hops. Very drinkable and balanced. Old rating from 2004. (3,1) Amber color, but not very much head. Very bitter, a little sour. Not thin, but it could have had a little more body. Quite an ordinary ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 31, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2003 Dark ruby orange color with huge thick head that left extreme amounts of lacing. Smells of malts and sweet fruits. tastes a little fruity, i think cherries with a nice malty finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 there's something noble about this beer. sweet malty peaty odor. you can tell there's alcohol in this from the smell. initially sweet and carmely, until the bubbles shoot a wonderfully complex mixture of hops and malts straight to the top of your brain. this beer tickled my head and made me smile and laugh alone in this dark room, like a mad man. dry bitter-sweet finish that coats the mouth enough to remind you of what a great beer you're drinking, in case you forget between sips.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2003
1 pt. 2.6 fl. oz. bottle pours a crystal clear deep amber red (garnet?) with a good off white head and lots of side and surface lace. The aroma is biscuity and with a hint of hops. The flavor is bread - like, sweet and malty, but finishes nice and hoppy dry. The palate is very nice and rich to balance with the good flavor. This is another fine Fuller product.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Beautiful looking beer, reddish brown, with an off white head. malty yeasty aroma, taste starts sweet with dough and hints of raisin, and moves quickly to a tight bitter finish that stays around a while. good beer


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