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


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RATINGS: 1759   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 ’a rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finish’.

zippermouth's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, - MAR 24, 2005
this is a good beer. not a zippy one but a mature one that rolls around the mouth with dark herbal essence toffee and roll ups and the left overs of the dog that decayed in the corner last year. maybe not all that but still a good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
Blueshawk (398) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2016
- braune Farbe mit einem schönen Rotschimmer und leichter Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Rosinen, Nuss, Honig, Toffee, Orangenschalen, Brot, Aprikose und etwas Holz - die Carbonisierung ist mir eine Idee zu moussierend - der Antrunk überrascht angenehm durch die unerwartet bitteren Obertöne - Nuss, Bitterorange und eine malzige Honigsüße begleiten im Mittelteil diese Hopfenbitternis in gelungener Art und Weise - im Abgang noch eine dezent eingesetze Rauchnote und die Perfektion ist vollbracht Fazit: Ein komplexes und perfektes Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
midovark (576) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - OCT 22, 2016
0.5 l bottle. Deep copper color with long lasting, thin off-white head. Malt, bread, toffee, nuts and fruity notes in aroma. In taste it has pretty much the same notes, suplemented with some raisin. Quite long sweetish finish, combined with some bitter overtones, very soft carbonation and medium body. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (1005) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Delicate aroma honey nuts pours amber small off white head and lacing. Taste dry wood treacle warming alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2211) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 30, 2016
amber to mahogany colour, moderate sized dense off-white head; aroma of biscuit, caramel, plum jam, some raisins and orange zest notes; taste is the same with toasted notes; good English-style ale

   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 :)

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1001) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rei00 (66) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1140) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yy0pp (1314) - - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle. Hazy amber color with offwhite head. Aroma - Dried fruit, bread, caramel. Taste - Medium bitterness, bread, caramel, toffee.

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