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Fuller’s Old Winter Ale (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
"A strong amber coloured ale, boasting a sweet, nutty flavour, with rich dark tones."
Ingredients: Pale malt and Crystal malt; Target, Challenger and Northdown hops.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (42) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
500 ml bottle, poured into a pint. It has a clear amber color. Forms a nice head that has very good retention and leaves nice lacing too. Smell is quite complex: sweet malt, a bit fruity and also some liquorice. Taste is a bit unexpected. The smell suggested a sweet brew but in fact it’s bitter, resembling an ESB but more complex. Body feels medium, crisp and dry. Good carbonation. I expected a sweeter beer with less carbonation but that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. It was a nice surprise and I enjoyed it very much.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (2848) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 21, 2014
Pours bronze with a decent beige head, aroma of cookies, caramel, grape wort, flavor of cookies, toasted bread, caramel, moderate bitterness, medium bodied, easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1047) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
Bottle@carolinevej. Mahogany clear. Tro finger head. Nutty malty notes. Intens malt flavours. Quite bitter. No hop aroma. Fine brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vonpolski (22) - Borup, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
A bit of a teaser. A beautiful deep copper colour with a impressive off-white head. Well carbonated. But the mixture of fruit, roasted malt, spises and hops is missing something in the balance between the sweet and bitterness. Not that it is a bad beer, but it have the potential for a exelent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2014
Medium off white head dark rich ruby pour mild carbonation aromas caramel nut honey toffee alcohol spice the flavours toffee grain malt caramel medium to strong bitter nut honey good taste the finish nice stuff good matiness bitter sweet balance a warming type ale for sure

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5705) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5131) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
50cl, English brew, from Melger’s Haarlem, complex brew, malty/bitter and slightly fruity/roasted, balanced, clear, rocky head, good Winter brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2004) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark amber. Toast and cookie dough aroma, sweet maltiness with soft bitter undertones in the mouth. Medium-bodied and chocolate finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (329) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
Beautiful deep copper with massive off-white head. Apple, light roasted malts, herbal hops and some spices. Light bodied, full carbonation. Taste is good balance between sweet and nice bitterness in the finish. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (622) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
Backlog. Tried a number of times on bottle. One of my favourite winter-seasonals. Fullers always delivers good beers, this isn’t an exception.


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