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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 1545   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 ía rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finishí.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laidback (4) - - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
caramel, red, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly bitter, medium body, lively, average carbonation, medium body,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (6416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast, dried fruits, bread and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel, fruity and slightly bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smmaaren (177) - NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy copper with a small white head. Malty and alcoholic aroma. Taste is sweet and dry. Nice ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VITUSBEERHOUSE (214) - SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MAR 12, 2014
Buenisima,a la nariz malta y una mezcla de fragrancias de hierbas y algo muy sutil de cafe,al paladar medio bitter lupulo pronunciado malta hierbas y cafe,recomendada

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
Copper. A little bit of white head. Malt, alcohol, sugar nose. Caramel, malt, sugar, some alcohol, some herbal (bitter herbs) flavour. Bitter, some sweetness. Medium body, a bit below medium carbonation. Balanced, but not very interesting in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbhenry (87) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
A very cloudy ale, with a medium head, this medium-to-full bodied ale has a very complex malt taste, deep and rich, and it is fully hopped. Overall, this is an excellent ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
swensone (3) - - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
Pours dark copper--nearly brown and somewhat cloudy from bottle conditioning. Thick, sweet malty body with strong, fruity English yeast character. Alcohol bite is present, but expected. A wonderful ale for a cold night.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tony_gorilla (154) - Fiskum, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle from vinmonopolet enjoyed at home. Brown/red color. Not much smell. Taste is malty. Allround enjoyable ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LasseVPedersen (175) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, 50cl. Pours hazy, copper, red brown color with a fine, creamy beige head that leaves good lacing. Fruity, sweet malty aroma with notes of caramel, bread, butter, spices and liquice. Flavor starts out sweet and malty, with present of caramel, burnt sugar, toffee and dark fruits. Hobs, and light bitterness towards the end. Decent long finish with spices. Medium to full bodied, average carbonation, creamy, almost oily texture. Absolutely well worth its price tag.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours a hazy, deep copper colour, with a nice frothy cardboard colored head, that lasts long. On the nose there are fruity aromas, as well as nice caramel malt among other things. On the palate you can detect, the complex fruitiness, malts, caramel, toasted bread, and a nice slight sweetness. Another fullers masterpiece.


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