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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 1639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gperrelli (2) - Campo Grande, BRAZIL - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 Very typical English pale ale beer. But Marked and Strong. Shows high personality and impregnated pub aroma like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours ruby, nose is sweet toffee,caramel, taste is peppery, sweet, berries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (301) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours hazy brown with minimal white head. Cognac aroma, a bit roasty, caramel, toffee. Well ballanced taste. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (439) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours amber with small head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, dark riped plums,Taste is medium sweet with some bitterness, burnt caramel, bit watery, apricot. Medium body.Summertime beer. Woth to try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Clear amber body with a beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of earth, wood and nuts. Flavour of orange marmalade, wood, toast and caramel biscuit. Medium body with an oily texture. Light carbonation prickle. A lovely beer, like a quality Bitter but with the aroma and flavour dialled up.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Caramels, nuts, toffees, a bit of dark fruity character. Really nice drinker on top of great flavors. Just a very, very, very good beer in all ways.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (2479) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Aroma malty, caramel, liggt roasted, typical English. Clear amber to brown colour. Moderately stable head. Taste is quite sweet, malty, caramel,light roasted. Some hoppiness, earthy. Moderate bitterness, but still much more sweet. That ratio lingers even into the finish. Overall good English strong.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to sarkynortherner. Brown thin head. Aroma is fruity caramel malts taste same well balanced some alcohol nice bitter finish. Decent body. Good stuff

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JKaranka (47) - Cardiff, WALES - NOV 6, 2014
Pours a nice amber / orange with a one inch white head. Smell is slightly metallic with caramel and English hops. The taste is surprisingly hoppy but in a smooth and gentle way: lots of orange marmalade mixing with the slight chocolate and caramel from the malts. Itís not particularly bitter but it has a tingly hop quality to it that gives way to caramel and malts. Very drinkable beer from Fullers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (419) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2014
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 21 OCT 15. Pours deep hazy dark reddish brown liquid, big frothy tan head, Aroma: strong candied fruits, raisins, vanilla, warming alcohol, Christmas sauerkraut soup with charcuterie, walnuts, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, dry, fruity, raisins, caramel, malty, Palate: medium body, creamy to oily texture, soft carbonation, long bitter sweet finish, Overall: very good one, aromas are much richer than taste, body is not so full, but texture is excellent. Perfect drinkability.


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