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


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RATINGS: 1621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Nutty, wood nose on a deep amber beer, with a good sized head. Flavor is kind of earthy, a slightly gritty taste, followed by grassy hop feel, but not too strong of a bite to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Spicy, a little hoppy, fruity and malty. It was exactly what I wanted it to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1363) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2004
The 1845 poured a copper-red with a thick, creamy, light-tan head that retained well with decent lacing. It has a yeasty, biscuit aroma with some fruitiness and some sherry-like alcohol notes. It's taste was initially toasted malt and caramel with some fruitiness, and then a late crisp, slighty bitter finish. It was pretty full-bodied and went down really smooth. Overall, the 1845 is a good beer, but I was expecting more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
A nice red color with a creamy tan head. The aroma is slightly malty and nutty, but fairly tame overall. A nice smooth beer with a good, mildly lingering hop bite on the end. The quality of the malts give it a nice toffee, roasted flavor. The balance of the initial malt hit with the ending hop flavor is really nice. Quality and a superb example of the style, but perhaps slightly overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Reddish orange appearance. Flavor is dark fruit, caramel, and cherries. The aroma indicates the same. A slight alcohol and spice taste. I was glad to share this with biermonk and Cheri for her #100 rating. A very nice beer indeed, yes indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Reddish appearance. Caramel, dark fruit with some spice and a bitter aftertaste, but not overbearing. Nice brew -- makes my 100th rating, got my speakers on, and I can't wait for the cheesy music...heck yes, I'm excited about reaching beer goddess status. I'll have my tiara now, please. I'll say a prayer for world peace (know what I'm sayin'?) Anyways <all choked up> thanks shag and biermonk for being with me to celebrate!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2004
This beer was so good. Really good. Deep orange in color. A nice aroma of malt and it was sort of fruity. Slightly cloudy. A well made beer. Very delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Slightly cloudy deep orange red. Aroma of malt and a licorice kind of fruity aroma. Flavor profile does a sort of "hops first" attack on the tongue, and then follows with a sweet, lingering maltiness that lasts nicely. This stuff is well made and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (534) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Hazy red color with a head of small whiteish bubbles that dissapeared to leave a small sheen of bubbles floating atop my beer. Dried fruit aroma mainly, thats all I could get from it. Spicy flavor at the beginning that turns to bitter, then to hops. Leaves a crisp finish and a slight bitter taste in my mouth. I like it. As a side note, when I opened the bottle it started to foam like crazy. I dont know if shook it while examining the bottle or what, but it was bizzare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Thick rich head and a deep reddish brown color. The hops and malt are well balanced. Simply a great beer.

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