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Fullerís Anniversary Ale / Special Edition ESB

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Cask: Special. Brewed to mark the 160th anniversary of the brewery. Originally released as Red Diamond. Bottle Conditioned for Fullerís Fine Ale Club, and as Special Edition ESB for Michael Jacksonís Rare Beer Club.

Ingredients: 91.5% Optic Malt, 3.5% Crystal Malt and 5% Flaked Maize; Goldings. Dry hopped with Goldings and matured for 3 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Henry80 (9) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2014 does not count
(Bottle 50 cl)A hazy orange beer with a thin disappearing orange head. Rather unusual aroma: very spicy on a malty caramel back ground. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, combined with a light spicyness. Medium body with a dry finish.Very good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7868) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle as anniversary ale, picked up from the brewery a couple of years past itís supposed best by date. The nose is varnish, caramel/ toffee, dark fruits, earth, toast, somewhat vinous, light oxidised notes. The taste is toast, earth, wood, caramel, varnish, tangy dark fruit, berry, fruit cake, wine and light alcohol presence with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Has an air of Gales Prize Old Ale about it. Rather nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Xstream (179) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 This is one heck of a good beer. Packed with sugary malts and hoppy bitters to get a well balanced tasty beer. Flavors of rye, fruit, raisin, nuts and caramel. Good full body without getting thick. Sugary texture and medium carbo kick. Havenít had (m)any better aleís then this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
SperkeleForce (660) - FINLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Pours dark copper with medium head. Notes of nuts, sweet, malts, citrus. Nice english ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Really nice taste and aroma, this is a good thing to drink. [short review due to it coming from my backlog]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1158) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
Beer@tasting. Head: white foam. Colour: clear, golden. Aroma: hops, bitter. Taste: bitter, sweet. Palate: mild, bitter sweet finish. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pours clear red/amber. Candied aroma and flavor with some baking spice. Slight sweetness on the palate. Very good, full, but not at all bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigirishphan (105) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Sweet molasses with a hint of hops. Smooth on the palate. Loved the presentation of the aroma, almost nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2499) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Amber pour with a sweet nose of raisin, molasses, caramel and hop. A nice bitter sweet flavor with a dry hoppy raisin, grape fruit finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7891) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle that Peter Fowler, Shoulder of Mutton kindly shared at tasting at his pub 28.04.11 Pours amber this has a great fruity tang, not sure of the age of this beer but it has been well looked after and is in remarkably good nick. Really easy to get on with this, soft in the mouth, good body, some hoppiness also still evident, lovely fruitiness, nice stuff, very nice stuff actually. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

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