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

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RATINGS: 1725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 ’a rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finish’.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5255) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Tea nose. Clear rust, firm and lasting medium tan head, nice lacing. Tea and copper, with toffee accents. Clay finish. Medium body, easy carbonation. Nice British character without being cloying and boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1242) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bready malt aroma, with dark fruity flavours, and a spicy booze finish. Still good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (605) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2015
from 500ml bottle this is a rich tasty beer full of caramel malty flavours with spicy hoppy fruitiness all coming through well very nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UjoKlobasa (358) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Brown hazy liquid. Lower carbonation. I have felt caramel and some cinnamon in aroma. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 6, 2015
Clear beautiful bright dark Amber with some golden hues. Aroma is fruity tea like hops with some medium crystal malts. Flavor is same earthy hops with a nice subtle toasted touch. Medium palate ,, very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevalainen (451) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Clear amber color with creamy beige head. Aroma is fruity, caramel and alcohol. Taste is medium bitter, dryish. Excellent in balance. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1060) - örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Klar, brun bärnstens färgad, ljust khaki lite orange skum. Doft: Malt, lätt lätt rostat, fruktkaka, lite jenka, äng. Smak: Malt, lite kaffe/rostat, äng, torr sockerkakskant, lite tuggummi, mörk nötkola.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duracell (28) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Pours a deep mahogany colour with a thick creamy head with medium retention. Raisins, dry fruits and a gentle herbal hoppiness. Generous fruit cake on the palate. Moderate sweetness which fades into a good amount hop English hops. Very smooth, finishes on the dry side. Simply excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle from Meny (Amager), Copenhagen - pours dark sienna red with big persistent beige head. Aroma and taste is sweet malts with some nutty and spicy nuances going on, caramel and toffee cakey sweetness, pretty decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5100) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
1/24/2009 3:50:24 PM Bottle in London. Dark red body. Hoppy nose. Taste of fruits, hops, chocolate. Quite strong and warming.


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