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Fuller’s Anniversary Ale / Special Edition ESB

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


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Cask: Special. Brewed to mark the 160th anniversary of the brewery. Originally released as Red Diamond. Bottle Conditioned for Fuller’s Fine Ale Club, and as Special Edition ESB for Michael Jackson’s 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gattinko (106) - Trnava, - MAR 8, 2016
Vôňa po lesných plodoch, pripomína sem tam aj víno, farba vyluhovaného ovocného čaju, chuť horkého detského šampanského

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramstein2611 (34) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a glass has a minimal head and a nice amber color. The aroma has fruity esters with a booziness. The overall taste starts with roasted malt flavor that moves to a boozy finish that isn't too overwhelming. Overall a good beer to be enjoyed on a cool evening to warm you up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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 (11533) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle as anniversary ale, picked up from the brewery a couple of years past it’s 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 (220) - 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. Haven’t had (m)any better ale’s then this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
SperkeleForce (791) - 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 (1405) - 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 (106) - 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.

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