ReV2 (159) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, - DEC 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I first tasted this beer in 1995, or was it 1845? Can’t remember but it was long ago. I didn’t care much for the aftertaste at the time, coarse hops and very bitter.
Jump on several years and the local supermarket has an offer on too good to miss. Bottle conditioned, 6.3%, Fuller’s - ticks all he right boxes so I thought I’d give it another try.
Well, what a beer, glorious! Real ale in a bottle. Massive fruit & malt, perfectly balanced, some citrus, yeast & burnt toffee. There’s something about the aftertaste I’m not liking still but this dissipates slightly the older it gets. Nevertheless, this is an amazing brew by today’s standards and one I can’t imagine being without for so long ever again.
kevinator (1143) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flavorful and dry. Spicy and malty with a hint of bitterness. Nice peaceful copper color with weight and good carbonation. Refined beer.
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
veceo (710) - CROATIA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tomekboniek (149) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Tsekouratos (443) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MadRobin (2225) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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Derbeth (422) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour, frothy head with decent lacing. Intensive aroma of toffee, spicy finish. Medium bitterness. Good, but nothing spectacular.
Serapac (194) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown-red, medium off-white head. Minimum carbonation and lacing. Aroma malt, hints of honey. Medium body. Taste bitter-sweet, butterscotch, apricots.
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DraganC (21) - SLOVENIA - FEB 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nicely, very nice deep reddish colour. Not too foamy and very nice sweet fruitish taste.
tbonde (78) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.