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


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RATINGS: 1667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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’.

britishalenerd's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
britishalenerd (11) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
Aroma is very hard to detect...very faint cola notes is all I pick up. Light brown with a firm finger thick head. I get the fruit cake notes mentioned the Commercial Descrip. and in fact this is VERY bready. Mild spice in there as well. The cake/bread notes are extremely long lasting and start from the middle and stay well into the aftertaste. I like beers like this that have a feel good aftertaste that lingers a long while

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (492) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2015
Süßer Geruch nach Schokolade, Karamell und Sahnetoffee. Geschmack vergleichsweise bitter, aber auch Schokoladennoten und Karamell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gueuze (618) - - AUG 3, 2015
Farbe braun. Geruch nach fruchtigem Hopfen und Bergamotte. Im Geschmack ausgewogen. Bitter zum Ende. Leicht seifig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotbrew (59) - - AUG 1, 2015
Rich malt, fruitcake, booze, really good example of the English strong ale style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nordic (277) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle 0,5. Caramel aroma. Well balanced taste, semi-sweet, caramel & malt notes. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (366) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2015
Beautiful deep copper colored, soapy small to medium off white head. Aroma is malty, sweet caramel, toffee and biscuit. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, malty, biscuit, toffee, some fruits (fruitcake), bit toasty, low to medium bitter herbal hops, dryish finish. Medium bodied, moderate- carbonation. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1290) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours maroon, with a cola coloured head. Aroma is caramel malts, with burned sugar and nits, as well as some spicy hops and clove. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is spicy hops, followed by roasted malts with burned sugar, iced coffee and notes of leather, oak, aniseed and nuts. Bitter coffee throughout the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
killroy (78) - BULGARIA - JUN 26, 2015
%00 ml bottle at home. Nice copper color with small head. Some caramel and toffy in the aroma. Malty taste with bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wozap (350) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Pite na koniec terminu przydatności. Lekki gaszing ,kolor miedziany, piana bujna, średniopęcherzykowa, lacing. Aromat suszone owoce, słodowe, biszkoptowe, śliwkowy likier. Smak to głównie słodowość. Finisz długi wytrawny, goryczka ziołowa lekko zaznaczona. Wysycenie wysokie, ale gładkie...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (485) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 21, 2015
500ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee. Rich taste of caramel, spices, oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwi_daz (51) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2015
loads of caramel, ,toasty ,bready goodness. Fruity, malty and dry, lovely ale.

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