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


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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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.

RobBestwick's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (824) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Kirkas, punertavanruskea olut pienehköllä, mutta kivan pysyvän vaahtoreunuksen omaavalla vaahdolla. Tuoksu maltaisen karamellinen, hieman pähkinäinen, humaloidun oloinen. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläinen ja keskiasteisesti hiilihapotettu. Maku alussa maltaisen karamellinen, mutta tuo pehmeä karamellisuus kääntyy nopeasti ruohoiseksi ja havuiseksi, kevyesti katkeran ja kuivan humaloiduksi sekä lopussa greippiseksi kokonaisuudeksi. Sanotaan näin, että ihan kiva, mutta vähän pliisua.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3749) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2016
Clear light brown, constant foam coming out of bottle. Thus lots of light brown lacing foam. Light caramel aroma, caramel notes in taste, light bitterness. Decent beer. (Velp 201606)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caribou43 (535) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 7, 2016
I bought this beer at the grain d’Orges, Crissier. I drank this beer at home. It is an average winter ale, the body is copper, regular carbonation, white and brown foam. The taste is well balanced: caramel, ginger bread, malt, hop and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3456) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle. Amber with an off white head. Smells of peach, lemon blossoms, biscuit. A bit boiled sweety. Smooth and quite full bodied with modest carbonation. Sweet with biscuity malt and some dried fruit, spices that creep up with moderate but insistent bitterness. Dryish finish with a little hint of alcohol (!) at the end. OK but not much character in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (786) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - APR 19, 2016
L: -pours a clear copper-red with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head -low to medium carbonation visible S: -strawberries,plums,raisins,dates,sli spicy,biscuity,fruitcake T: -spicy,slight coffee,plums,raisins,dates,grassy,nutty -medium to high bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light body -slight alcohol noticeable O: Good overall, but very light and hoppy for a Winter seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2016
This was quite the surprise. Very nice Strong English Ale, pours a brown glass of beer. Great aroma of nuts, caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nonshaugen (423) - Fetsund, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2016
50 cl bottle. Clear dark amber to mahogany coloured beer, tan head, nice carbonation. Aroma is malty, sweet and fruity. Mouthfeel is rich, malty and well carbonated. Taste is sweet and malty, with caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MGantzel (193) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
Fra fad: Denne ale har et klart brunt udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en maltet aroma og smager sødt af karamel og en bitterhed. Medium karbonering

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DroolYeast (964) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle @ home. Aroma of malts, caramel, some fruitiness. Clear red brown with off-white head, mostly diminishing. Taste is dry, moderate- bitter. Light+ body, dry feel, light carb., long dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1644) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a clear mahogany color with a big beige head. Aroma of caramel, apple cake, berries, sweet tea, leather and bread. The flavor is also a little sweet with toffee, bread, grass, leather and dried fruit. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, medium body and a balanced bitterness. A well-balanced and sweet English ale. A little careful though.

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