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

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RATINGS: 1661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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’.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Pours a deep amber, almost clear dark brown, with medium off-white head. Aroma very malty, dried fruit, decent hops, dry roasted nuts, and a bit of chocolate. Flavor matches well and comes together nicely to make for a very enjoyable brew. Very nice stuff.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
killroy (76) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wozap (307) - 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...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (453) - 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.

4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (86) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
From a cask at a british pub in NYC. Light smell of fruit and malt. Pours golden/brown mix. Light sweet caramel with some bitterness to help. The bitterness evolves the beer from a sweet treat with no backbone to something you can enjoy and savor. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berlinoise2go (664) - NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Ullevål Stadion), Oslo. Chestnut brown colour, slightly hazy. Half-inch off-white head that reduces to an uneven bubbly film with a narrow band of lacing. Aroma is malty and vegetal, with spiced cake and dried fruit, aged character. Medium body, soft carbonation, pleasant palate. Well-balanced, fairly sweet, malty taste with some fruity acidity and mild bitterness. Finish is malty and dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (187) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Mild sweetness with hints of orange and caramel. Deep copper appearance, smooth finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (220) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -pours a clear copper with a big,frothy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: caramel,orange & grapefruit peel,toffee,grassy,strawberry,slightly bready T: -Follows the nose plus a dark fruit (Raisins,Plums,Figs) character F: -medium carbonation,medium-full body -smooth O: Fantastic English strong ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (367) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
Tasting at Plonk. Mild sweetness, some toffee and caramel. Somewhat low carbonation - it is English, after all. I’d like to have more of this and rate it again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wischylini (168) - Grimstad, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a clear dark amber, with a small, but dense white head. The aromas are caramel, dried fruits, prunes, spices, wood, earthy, and sherry. The taste is very sweet, but the finish is dry. The beer is mildly effervescent, and the body is above medium full.


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