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

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RATINGS: 1755   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’.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steinar (54) - rvk, - JAN 21, 2011
Pours amber born with a medium-small head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of caramel and perhaps hint of hops. Taste is malty sweet, some fruityness, caramel and biscuits with a small hint of bitterness into the dry finish. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Very fine beer, excellent strong taste.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daydesiang (58) - MALAYSIA - SEP 22, 2016
Deep bronze color. Smell of strong malt, toffee and dried fruits. Taste is similar with the smell strong malt with toffee and dried fruit. Some citrus maybe? A little citrus bitter, which is nice. Flat carbonation and medium bodied. Quite lovely 3.6 :)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aletcm (158) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 15, 2016
Cor cobre com espuma bege clara de boa formação e persistência. Aroma de caramelo e marmelada. Sabor de caramelo, malte, passas ao final. Médio amargor persistente no retrogosto. Muito boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (959) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is honey, fruit, bread, pecans. Taste is malty, bready, fruity...extremely smooth. Holds strong and keeps you sipping. Very smooth and complex. By far the best English beer I’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rei00 (55) - CHILE - SEP 8, 2016
Una English Strong Ale de color ámbar y abundante espuma. Presenta un aroma a Malta con un toque frutal. Su sabor presenta un comienzo dulce de suave caramelo y frutos secos que termina con un amargor persistente. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy deep amber pour with a thick creamy light tan head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, hint of nuts and some subtle dried fruit. Taste is much the same, slightly sweet toffee and caramel, a little nutty and slightly earthy, creamy texture with low carbonation, a nice balanced finish. Really nice for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yy0pp (1280) - - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle. Hazy amber color with offwhite head. Aroma - Dried fruit, bread, caramel. Taste - Medium bitterness, bread, caramel, toffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (155) - 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%

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1179) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (801) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
explosivedog (282) - 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


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