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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: 374   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (2560) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
The beer starts thick, rich and fruity. Plums, dried cherries, oranges. These aroma get more intense to the mainpart where there is a dry malty body and moderate bitterness coming in. The aftertaste has lots of dried fruit, malty bitterness and hints of grain. Very rich and intense, hints of dark roasted malt, very dry.
A great intense fruity and dry Winter Ale!! Taste much more intense than only 5.3%!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Pours a clear amber beer with a massive soapy off white head on top. Aroma is rather faint, light malty and herbal, touch of caramel. Flavor is very herbal, loads is caramel and cloves. Light cinnamon in the finish. Full bodied, despite low abv. Very nice surprise from these British friends.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shain (47) - ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 Bottle, pours medium amber-brown, with a short and short lasting dense white head. Aroma of yeast, fermentation, wine and malt. Moth feel is watery with medium carbonation and string bitter tang. Flavor is sweet at first but quickly turn bitter with strong hop sourness and mellow sweet malt and caramel notes in the background. It?s OK, but slightly off balance. sSlightly heavy and a bit boring. Not fun to drink nor refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 25, 2014
Cervesa fosca amb molt aroma i gust a caramel i galetes. Cerveza oscura con mucho aroma y sabor a caramelo y galletas.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (51) - 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 (3372) - 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 (1160) - 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 (23) - 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 (3222) - 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 (7190) - 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.


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