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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: 3.54/5   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.

Xstream's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (242) - - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2016 Geur is zoet. Bruine suiker, caramel, stroop, mout en wat zoet rijp fruit met een ietwat funky zuurtje. Body is smooth, nectar achtig als maple syrup, medium bubbelig. Herken nu ook iets nootachtigs. Finish is eerst soepel en dan licht droog met droog fruit, caramel en licht hopje. Drinkt makkelijk weg. Wel vrij rijk, dus geen sessie bier. Maar zo af en toe heerlijk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gattinko (113) - 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 (35) - 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 (12505) - 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 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 (1462) - 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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