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


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RATINGS: 1646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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’.

AlabastorJones' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Tall creamy off white head, clear amber body, aroma is distinctly sweet and fruity apple juice, caramel, mild roast, maybe a hint of tobacco, flavor is bold, initial flavor is all malt, caramel, mild rye spice, husk, mild roast, leads into dark fruit, raisins, figs, huge malt flavors are balanced very well against some piney noble hop bitters, mild diacetyl, tasty stuff! Extremely well balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrGD (45) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle @Old Joint Stock. Appearance: deep amber colour with decent beige foam. Aroma: caramel, spices, wood, fruity notes. Taste: lots of malts, caramel, wood, red fruits, spices. Not too sweet. Medium body. This is surely one of the best beers Fuller’s has ever made!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rami_pl (310) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Butelka, warka do 09.05.2016, na szybko: jesli to jest najlepsze RB piwo w tym stylu, to ja nie lubie tego stylu chyba... karmelowe ciastko, nieprzyjemna, ziolowa nieco goryczka, jakas przyprawowosc tez wyczuwalna. Ciezkie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5305) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
caramel, bread nice sweet malty,golden, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice bitter and harmonic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobs_ols (323) - LATVIA - APR 13, 2015
Clear dark amber, strong beige head. Roasty, nutty caramel aroma, some raisin notes. Medium body, sweet and roastily bitter, notes of nuts, raisins, maybe sherry. Finishes roasty, notes of nutmeg and roastiness. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (634) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : amber with a small white head. Aroma : lots of spice, caramel, fruits, some citrus. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 8, 2015
Deep amber colour, big firm head. Aroma of caramel, oak, malts, fruits. Taste is the same. Aftertaste with little bitterness. Ok. beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexi91 (129) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: The Cambridge Arms (Bristol). Burnt woody taste with bitter tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1186) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1528) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (733) - 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.

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