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


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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (6452) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2010
500ml bottle from Alko

Bulky, metallic and mildly spiced ale. Pretty average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
Sorry Fuller´s, this beer is not bad at all, but compared with other Xmas beers it´s not on top of the list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
Bottled. Pours clear, deep amber, with a large, dense tan head and has a fairly good lacing. Taste is mildly bitter with a soft, lingering aftertaste. Palate is a tad thinner than expected, yet full bodied and softly carbonated. Aroma has spices, caramel, roasted malts. Overall a nice balance and warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2010
Pours beautiful ruby amber with small tanned head leaving nice lacing. Aroma of syrup, malts, caramel and hops. Nice hoppy mouthfeel. Flavor is spicy, malty, citric and piny hoppy. Fruity perry palate. Finishes acidy fruity turning into long lasting tart hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (4117) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Pours brown with a rather light head. Aroma is malts, nuts, caramel and some alcohol. Flavor is malts, hops and some nuts. Hoppier than expected. Quite nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
holdan (260) - USA - DEC 20, 2010
Ruby/amber with nice head. Aroma malt, spices. Taste bitter hop, malt, fruit, spices. Medium body. Finish long grape bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
grungejesus (51) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
caramel, floral, earthy, butterscotch, amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, Doftade mycket gott, dessvärre följde det inte med i smaken. Lovade mer än vad det höll. Men ett mycket gott öl med tydliga brittiska humletoner (chalenger ffa) blandad med caramellmalt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (1000) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2010
Clear amber/copper colour. Off-white head. Aroma is sweet of butterscotch, nuts, butter, caramel and malt. Taste is also butterscotch, nutty, dried fruits, malty and creamy with a tingle of hops. Ends quite dry. Not a very christmassy beer in the swedish sense (and why would it be?), but a warming and hearty one. The sweet notes gives me childhood feelings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tlind2 (1590) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
500 ml bottle. Copper color, off-white head. Fairly dry aroma with roasted malts. Dry, bitter flavor with nutty malts. Dry finish as well. Medium-full body, medium carbonation.Not particularly christmasy, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Dark amber beer. Thin head with creamy head. Caramelly aroma, fresh herbal hop. Clean maltiness, biscuits and a hint of fruity yaeast aromas. Finishes bitter and dry, slightly wood and nutty. Smooth texture, low carbonation. Slightly acidic and sticky.

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