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

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RATINGS: 1741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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’.


BeerZack's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Smells like biscuits and honey with a bit of bran muffin with raisins as it warms. Taste is malty sweet with some toasty caramel, firm bitterness that lingers.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1077) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 21, 2016
the aroma is malty and fruity with hints of toffee, brown sugar, dried plum and milk chocolate... the taste is fruity and caramel with notes of toffee, bisquit, dried plum, nutmeg and some spicy herbs... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (241) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Kopparfärgad, klar. Maltig doft med hö och gräs. Smaken är maltig, knäckig och välbalanserad, Jag älskar strong ale och denna är utmärkt. Provning De Klomp 14/5 -06

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kobracai (96) - FINLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Loafy aroma, full-bodied. Burned surgar. Sweet licorice. And hops. Well-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (795) - GERMANY - JUL 9, 2016
Klares kupferfarben mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, süßlich, Röstaromen, Karamell, Nüsse, leicht fruchtig, süffig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (438) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Clear, dark brown colour and some tan lacing. Rich malty aroma, hops, spice. Rich in flavour, malty, a little bit bitter. Mouthfeel is soft, medium carbonation. Nice and rich ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DraftDodger (994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2016
Copenhagen 28/6 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. "1845" in nice curving letter on the label. Very gushing upon opening making a mess on my kitchen table. Pours reddish amber with huge off-white head. Settles as thin layer of foam with lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma of dark fermented fruit, alcohol, roasted malts, nuts and a little tartness. Light carbonation and oily palate. Taste is sweet and rich forllowed by sour notes. Aftertaste is tart and lightly acidic. Leaves a nutty taste in my mouth. A very fine specimen - which reminds me of an brown ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sccp1910 (161) - BRAZIL - JUN 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2016 Sabor e amargor marcante com notas dd café...cor marrom e encorpada. Foca entre uma bock e stout....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2612) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Dark orange to brown color. Persistent beige head. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Medium body. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, chocolate, hops, herbs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3771) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle. Amber, small to average mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty sweetish aroma, light caramel and faint roastiness with faint notes of dark fruit, light herbal hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty, lightly sweetish - sweetish with light - some caramel, faint fruitiness/dark fruits and light herbal hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light - some caramel, faint roastiness with faint fruitiness/dark fruits, light - some herbal hoppyness, faint alcohol. Nice strong ale. Bit too much caramel for me - not overly too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alvaro78 (219) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2016
Aromas a chocolate y caramelo Baje aspecto caoba con carbónatacion correcta En boca caramelo y chocolate con un final amargo suave ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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