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

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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


RobBestwick's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (637) - Calgary, Alberta, - DEC 12, 2007
Swee fruity and slightly nutty aroma. Pours with a deep bronze hue and creamy and big off white head. Highly hoppey flavour with raisin, cherry and nutty notes. Nice and syrupy wih some balancing bitterness in the finish. Very enjoyable winter ale.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1304) - 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 (480) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
6.12.2013. Karamellimaltainen mieto tuoksu, maussa myös sitä sekä rusinaa/pähkinää(?), sitrusta, jotain kypsää hedelmää(?), jälkimaussa hieman kuivahkoa humalan puraisua. Perushyvä, mutta yllätyksetön.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Keg at Sedona Charlottesville. Pours a clear red-brown with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, anise, cherries, stone fruits. The taste is earth, toffee, toasted malt, spice, anise, dry candied strawberry. Medium bodied, mild lingering spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1530) - ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2015
Clear amber beer, soapy beige head. Nose is malts, caramel and fruit notes, some warm toasty tones. Flavor is pretty malt forward, some toffee sweetness and toastiness. Medium hops in the finish. There’s something almost chewy about the malt in the finish. Very easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (439) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Bought from a growler bar. Pours a deep reddish brown with a thin cloud head. Nice lacing. The taste is nutty, bready with caramel and toffee and slight vanilla. Then you have a thick sweetness left behind but some added bitterness lingers the longest. Quite nice. Not as Vanilla oriented as North American Winter brews. will find again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenOver (145) - SLOVENIA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a darker ale colour, slight head that quickly dissapears. Smell is slightly hoppy, taste is very gentle with a super balanced sweet taste. A very nice beer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3105) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Clear brown amber nutty. Dark bready, old leather, earthy. Med bodied, bready, slight dry, brown malty. Ok.. Ish.

-- bb

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2015
Clean brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, grain, nuts, honey and spicy English hops, some metallic notes. Dry sweet taste with medium bitter finish and dry hoppy aftertaste. Light to medium body and soft carbonation. Quite drinkable.


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