Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 1750   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (3182) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
500ml bottle @El Lķpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 6-04-2016.
BBD: 02-07-2017.
In short: malty complex ale.
Pours hazy cooper with frothy off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Nose is malty, licorice, caramel, bready, toffee. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is malty, sweet, little roasty, toffee. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2621) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2016
50cl bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitter and sweet tones. Citrus, caramel, malts, herbs and spices. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 7/28/08. My first beer from Fullers was a good one. Flavors of fruit, spices and sweet bread were wonderful with a rich maltiness, that was balanced by a slight bitter bite. It was a rich, flavorful and complex beer, very creamy and smooth. I wish I had another one, certainly worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (84) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
dark reddish brown color, fairly clean. Crown ivory-colored foam formation and good retention medium. complex aroma with notes of dried, candied fruits, raisins, nuts, sherry, chocolate and caramel, as if it were a Barley Wine. Aroma also surprised by the presence of hops, giving it a good dry touch inside the supremacy of malt. The palate also surprise hops with salty nuances and a strong base grain, roasted malt, caramel, dulce de leche with an excellent profile similar to almonds. The end is bitter and sherry. The body is sturdy but not heavy, quite oily, carbonation is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (630) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 12, 2016
Look: clear dark red. Aroma: bisquit, toffee, toasted bread, spicy hops. Taste: moderate to strong sweetness balanced with hoppy spicy bitterness. Flavour: toasted bread, toffee with chocolate. some overroasted bisquits. Bitter-sweet aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (583) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2016
The deScription "a rich beer" is certainly accurate. Itís really a "dessert" beer. Christmas cake, fruit cake, nuts, orange marmalade, orange juice, wood, sweet spice, caramel, toffee, hot cross buns, smoke, and on and on. Good for winter, a bit too much for a warm autumn evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - MAR 10, 2016
10-Mar-2016-0,5L Flasche. RŲtlich-mittelbraun, minimale TrŁbung, beiger Schaum. Aroma: Feige, Sherry, Karamell, Rosine. Antrunk: malzig, Karamell, Feige, gegen Ende ansteigende angenehme Bitterkeit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (86) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a hazy amber. Head is off white, dense and mostly lasting. Aroma is of earthy hops, orange marmalade, berries, caramel, biscuits, cooked butter and some light toasty notes. Flavour is a medium earthy hop bitterness with oranges, dried nectarines, berries (red), buttery caramel, biscuits (dry) and earthy/woody notes in the finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a good length finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
popoul (6) - - MAR 3, 2016 does not count
Aroma: Floral Aperance: Amber orange Head white minimal taste: Bitter medium heavy Overal not my beer of choice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (647) - PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 17A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch 183. AROMA: predominant malty and sweet aroma with moderate notes of toasty, caramel, slight bready/cookie and molasses with a faint roasted background. APPEARANCE: dark amber color and translucent. medium, light tanned head, creamy, with moderate retention. FLAVOR: malt flavor dominates with moderate to high, toasty, caramel. Medium-low to low earthy hop flavor with medium-high bitterness that lingers beyond an almost dry finish. Balance towards malt and no esters perceived. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. no astringency. slight alcohol warmth. no creaminess. OVERALL: a very nice British Strong Ale with a lot of malt presence but with a good supportive bitterness. As improvement, needs a little more body and esters.

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