Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 1737   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Bottled 2004. Very red through light, but still somewhat brown, hazy. Smallish white head, mild lacing. Complex and well balanced aroma! Fair hop aroma, yeasty, fruity; light malt aroma, predominantly caramel, light soy. Front is fairly sweet, top a sweetish mix and the finish bitter sweet. Aftertaste is bitter and roasty, like a stout, but balanced with a sugarcane sweet. Full bodied with wonderful, lively carbonation and a semi-dry finish(I like the mouthfeel very much). Noticable alcoholic bite before reaching ~room temperature. I enjoyed this more as it got warm. Overall: terrific beer, well balanced; moderate, pleasant flavors and a GREAT finish. Fairly easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Amazing amber/brown color. Doughy and spiced. Amazingly full body and bold taste without being bitter. This would be good for breakfast with its warm spice and bready taste. ;) I'm impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
This is a great plain ale, you really can't do better. It's eminently drinkable, with a pleasant aroma. When I first had this it made me smile because the taste seemed to contain equal parts of everything I liked about other ales. Not all that easy to find, but worth it. It's good cold too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2004
550ml bottle Poured a clear amber with a thick foamy head. Some English hops in the nose as well as some bready malt. Palate is a bit thin for my liking yet smooth. Flavor seemed fairly simple and nothing that I was hoping for. I really think the ESB is better than this one. Overall a decent English Ale, however nothing deserving of an exceptional rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
University of Texas Oange, with a slight tan head. Spicy vanilla and cinnamon aroma. There is a very appealing smoky, earthy sweetish flavor that leads into and meshes nicely with a piney, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2567) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Bottled> Nice. Medium foamy head, amber colored, alcohol nose with fruits. Malty bitter dry taste. A really nice one.

   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 (1614) - 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.

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