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

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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


tseo's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tseo (153) - Athens, - JAN 2, 2013
Aroma: Malty and musty nose. A fine combination of aromas of caramel, orange and minerals. Mouthfeel: Medium body, very little carbonation. Taste: Bitter and toasty, accented by spicy hops. Hints of fruit and sweetness at the edges. Finish: Dry, bitter and spicy with some tartness. The best part, I think. Overall: This one is somewhat simple, but very satisfying, nonetheless.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kamikaze_A6M5 (12) - - JUL 4, 2015
Väri punertava ja tummanruskea. Lasi ei ehkä optimaalinen, sillä vaahtoa ei muodostu. Tuoksu miedon rusinainen. Yleinen olemus vie ajatukset saaristolaislimppuun jouluna. Paahteisen hunajainen maku, jossa mukana tuoksussa tullutta rusinaa, viikunaa ja kuivattua luumua. Runsas ja pehmeä, jälkimaku hieman ohut ja etäisesti imelä. Lopullinen vaikutelma täyteläinen, vivahteikas ja tyylikäs. (31.1.2015)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1465) - CROATIA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours dark amber, off-white head. Malty caramel, roasted, sweet, some bitterness in the end. Easy drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (179) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
This Old Ale has a bubbly foam, but this will diminish after some time. The scent is fruity with hints of black currant and other dried fruits. A little fresh grass and light caramel available in the aroma. The taste varies over dried berries, spices, cinnamon and caramel. Palate is little watery and the aftertaste is characterized by dry hop bitterness and a hint of pine needles. Quite tasty Old ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (376) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle @ friends/the boilermaker. Appearance: pours amber with good frothy white head and some lacing. aroma/taste: grain/bread, caramel, nuts, grass, berries, wood and floral notes. palette: medium aroma, medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: light but tasteful seasonal

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (238) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 25, 2015
Deep amber to ruby colored, medium strong creamy beige quite lasting head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, nuts, bit of spices, bit orange and floral. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, biscuit, toffee, some orange notes and spices. Dryish bittery biscuit-doughy finish. Low+ bitterness. Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation. Nice and easy flowing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5477) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Dark amber color with a thick tan head. Fruity, some spices and toffee aroma. Medium (+) body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Ok carbonation. Toffee, fruity and spicy notes in the flavor. Nice winter warmer.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Lots of tasty toffee, balanced anise, nuts and spice with some bitterness, this complex beer is certainly soothing and very charismatic. Rich brown old world appearance as well. If the ABV was juiced up to about 10 (or 11) % this would be world beater.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Copper body, medium tall tight beige head. Aroma has firm English hops with nutty and creamy notes. Full bodied, really smooth. Taste adds some fruit cake and more nuts. Smooth hops in the finish. Nothing fancy but a very solid ale from Fullers. "Strong" what? In my book strong beer starts from around 7% ABV where sometimes the alcoholic notes start to emerge. This is not only for winter, it’s suitable all year round. I would drink many of these even in the summer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (524) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 11, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Clear maple/orange with a modest tan head. Sweet caramel aroma with hints of toffee, nuts, dried fruits. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Sweet with low bitterness. Strong spicy character with a somewhat flat finish. Unsual and interesting, rich and warming,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gbe75 (100) - ICELAND - MAR 29, 2015
Nice beige head, malty and soft. Nicely coloured. Taste of caramel and coffee. Good beer.


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