Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 1741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

   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/

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1246) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2298) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 15, 2004
Aroma: Initial sweet honey, pepper, aromatic esters with British hopping. Medium-full bodied. Smooth, clean with very nice gentle hop mouthfeel. Smooth but with short sharp flavour bursts with each sip. Finishes dry. Very pleasant, maybe a bit to dry at end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
Very nice - gorgeous ruby/mahagony body with creamy tan head that minmizes quickly enough but maintains after that and leaves frothy lacing all the while. Bready and fruity and nutty and malty and buttery on the nose. Alcohol not completely hidden in this malty mouthful. Coats nicely with a medium mouthfeel, and then leaves very slowly with just a touch of bitterness to remind you that there are nice hops involved too. Really nice - I donít know if Iím being tainted in my appreciation by the fact that Iím taking a beer-break while doing some OT on a Thanksgiving Monday, but this is damn good stuff. Gotta get more while the seasonal release is still upon us.

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