Brewed by Fullerís
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 ía rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finishí.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jagdpanzer (18) - USA - MAY 9, 2003
Best English Ale I have eer had, very good Bottle Conditioning. Fruity in taste, good creamy head with a hint of licorice giveing it a bitter sweet taste. I wish i would have bought more. Very Very Impressive. If you like the strong bitter sweet Ales from England this is one to try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Bottled. Poured with a nice thick tan head. There were hints of caramel and butterscotch in the nose. (Now for the best part...the taste.) Absolutely delicious! It has this chewy, malty, caramel taste that makes my taste buds want to dance. Underlying this sweet taste are the hops, which become much more prevalent in the finish. Very well balanced and very flavorful! This is now one of my all time favorites.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Wow! What can I say about such an incredible ale? It poured medium reddish mahogany and glistened under a thick foamy two-finger tan head, which slowly ebbed to a nice floating skim and crisp lacing all the way up the glass. The aromas were a complex blend of sweet fruit, raisins, prunes, citrus, apple, berries, warm meadow, cinnamon, spice, molasses, ginger, malt, yeast and esters. The taste is huge -- a big slam of dark toasted malt hits you first, followed by BIG hoppy bitterness. These big elements are well-tempered by a sweet fruitiness, almost honey-like. Thereís just enough soft herbal character to make it interesting. It starts malty, goes all sweet and mushy in the middle, wakes you up with a whisper of yeast, then slaps you hard in the face with the magnificent hops for a head-shaking bitter finish, which fades to a lingering fruit aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and succulent with perfect carbonation. ABV is killer but this ale is so good you still want several more. TRY THIS ALE!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Pours a deeply hazed, amber caramel w/ a full creamy froth. Aromas of fruited flowers, caramel and leather. Big, viscous nectar w/ mellow residual effers, almost flat. Flavors are strong and rustic, including new leather, bitter caramel, toasted citrus rind, and tobacco. Finish is long and bittering. Overall: I was surprised and impressed. I love this stuff, awsome! Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Incredible. It pours a deep, clear reddish amber with a thick, dense light tan head that lasts ítill the end and leaves thick lacing in layers down the glass that stay well after the beer is gone. The aroma is strong and thickly aromatic, toffee malt, fruity and with citrusy hops. The taste is sweetish, a hint of caramel, fruit, very floral hops with a bite, a hint of sweet spice & cinnamon that lingers faintly in the aftertaste. It is wonderfully rich and complex while being incredibly balanced, drinkable, and smooth. Just about perfection in a bottle, I donít see that one could reasonably expect beer to be better under normal circumstances. I would drink this just about all the time if it were less expensive. This is what ale is supposed to be!! Itís even better than Youngís Special London, which is saying A LOT.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wickerman99 (4) - - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
one of fullers best beers...its based on an old receipe which is great to see and keeping to tradition...can intially seem sweet but onece you break your palate it realeases a world of taste

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Damn near perfect. I recently came upon 1845 after drinking ESB, and it is now one of my favorites. I bought two bottles and observed, due to bottle conditioning, they both had a very different character. Malty and smooth finish is extremely satisfying. A must try!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2001
A knock-out. Drinking the pint-plus bottle of Fullerís 1845 is like reading a great short story -- complexity, layers upon layers, gets better and better as it goes along.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2002
One of my favorite beers of all time. Its amazing complex and rich. There is nothing more I could ask for in a strong ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2002
Absolutely top notch! Pours with a good head, the liquid is deeply red in colour. This is one to be savoured. The balance is Just how I like it, not too much hoppy bitterness and plenty of malt. So overall a perfectly balanced ale with dry, fruity finish. I must put one away and let I develop fully....

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