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Brewed by Fuller’s
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 ’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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2537) - Velp, - FEB 10, 2013
Clear brown color with light brown foam head. Aroma is pleasant bitter with tones of nuts. Taste is strong bitter malty, some fruit in aftertaste. A really good beer, this is. (Velp 201302)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1139) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Flavorful and dry. Spicy and malty with a hint of bitterness. Nice peaceful copper color with weight and good carbonation. Refined beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, coffee and citrus. Taste is medium sweet leading to a citric finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (707) - CROATIA - MAR 13, 2015
Hazy deep amber color, big tan head. Aroma of caramel, wood, malt, red fruits. Taste is the same. Medium body, average carbonation. Very pleasant malty sweetness, not too sweet at all. Finish is slightly bitter. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekboniek (148) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Butelka. Barwa ciemny bursztyn, klarowna. Niewysoka kremowa piana, nietrwała, ładnie zrobi szło. Aromat trawy, kwiatów, ciemnych owoców (śliwka), karmel. W smaku m.in. orzechy, śliwka, rodzynki, gruszka. Goryczka wytrawna niewysoka lecz zauważalna pozostaje na długo. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Bardzo ciekawe piwo, fantastyczny balans smaków.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (440) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 5, 2015
Dark red color, clear, beige thin head. Aromas is caramel, bread, biscuit, some dark fruits, maybe cinnamon. Taste is sweet, like a fruit cake. Raisins, bread, nutmeg. Sweet aftertaste. Medium body with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2223) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Poured from 500ml bottle. Clear, orange-red-brown with a small khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of spices, fruitcake, plums, raisins, caramel and marmalade. Taste of, spices, toffee, plums, raisins, dark fruit, licorice, mild chocolate and nonspecific bitterness. Indeed, the bitterness gives a nice balance to the rich malty and fruity flavors. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (420) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Amber colour, frothy head with decent lacing. Intensive aroma of toffee, spicy finish. Medium bitterness. Good, but nothing spectacular.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (193) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Brown-red, medium off-white head. Minimum carbonation and lacing. Aroma malt, hints of honey. Medium body. Taste bitter-sweet, butterscotch, apricots. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DraganC (21) - SLOVENIA - FEB 24, 2015
Pours nicely, very nice deep reddish colour. Not too foamy and very nice sweet fruitish taste.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbonde (70) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle@home. Christmas present from my niece brought back from the UK...thanks Kristine:-). Brown ales and strong ales are basically not my favourite kinds of beer, but I must admit that this one gave me pleasure as a winter warmer. Lots of nicely balanced roasted malt, plum, raisin sweetness with spices. Very satisfying and filling. To be enjoyed slowly and not too cold. I have always rated Fullers highly as a brewery and this brew only adds to their reputation as far as I am concerned.


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