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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1759   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 ’a rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finish’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (184) - RUSSIA - AUG 22, 2016
Отличны& очень красивы& эль, хороший аромат с нотками меда и луговых цветов и вкус и продолж& послевк& с горчинк& 500ml in bottle ABV: 6.3%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1204) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 11, 2016
0.5l bottle. Deep orange body with a decent size tan head. The aroma is quite fruity with notes of orange zest, plums, biscuit and caramel. Taste of caramel, raisins, orange zest, bread, roasted malts and floral hops. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (820) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Erittäin runsaasti vaahtoava, tummanruskean/kuparisen värinen olut. Hajussa siirappia. Jälkimaussa hieman kitkeryyttä/kuivan katkeraa. Karamellimainen ja kohtalaisen kevyt. Verrattavissa saman panimon ESB:hen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
explosivedog (367) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a dark chestnut colour with a persistent creamy head. Aroma is very powerful, with lots of spice, dried fruit and an alcoholic kick. Flavour is more subdued, with a smooth fruity body with a little spice drying out the finish.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luneylane (44) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - AUG 8, 2016
A bottle from Jason’s near NCCU in Muzha, drunk at home. Aroma: delicious, caramel. Appearance: beautiful dark mahogany, minimal head. Palate: full-bodied and thick, soft carbonation with a long finish. Taste: heavy, quite sweet, this is Christmas cake territory, very complex. As the Beer Hunter himself said ’perilously easy to drink’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baluchitherium (8) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016 does not count
A very full beer and extremely drinkable given the alcohol content. There is certainly a sense of drinking a christmas pudding here but it is all beautifully balanced. Fuller’s make some great beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle @ home, split two ways. Bronze clear pour with a generous head. Notes of toffee, toasted malts, nutty, some light syrup and sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (482) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Excellent English beer. Puts other "real ales" to shame. Big chunky caramel and toffee malts, sweet and subtlety bitter. Some spice, dried fruit, banana. Superb. Best traditional brewery in the UK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1201) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 21, 2016
the aroma is malty and fruity with hints of toffee, brown sugar, dried plum and milk chocolate... the taste is fruity and caramel with notes of toffee, bisquit, dried plum, nutmeg and some spicy herbs... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (308) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Kopparfärgad, klar. Maltig doft med hö och gräs. Smaken är maltig, knäckig och välbalanserad, Jag älskar strong ale och denna är utmärkt. Provning De Klomp 14/5 -06

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 176

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50