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Fuller’s Old Winter Ale (Cask)

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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Old Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.
Available on cask during the winter of 2006/2007 for the first time for eight years.
This is a strong amber ale, boasting a sweet, nutty flavour, with rich dark tones from the crystal malts in the all-malt brew. Target hops give the beer its well balanced bitterness, whilst Challenger and Northdown varieties provide a wonderfully hoppy aroma.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (215) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Dark golden amber with creamy head. Not much aroma, a bit malty. Fruity with that dull minerally flavor characteristic of a British ale. Sweet without being sticky,but ending with a bit of moldy hay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Cask draft at Khyber Pass. Clear copper pour with a good amount of off-white foam on top. Lost of thick lace. Medium-dark caramel toffee malts. Some ascetic notes in the nose. Brown sugar caramels. Despite the preponderance of musty brown fruit, still feels fairly juicy. Tea. Dates. Figs. Over-ripe pomegranates. Dried peaches. Oak tannins. Nicely complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
Fat på Bishop Gustav. Smak och doft av humle, rostad malt, karamell, mörkt bröd, nötter, röda bär, smör, med choklad- och trätoner. Rund och len med fin citrusbeska.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (165) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
draught @ amager ølhus. Appearance: pours amber with good frothy white head and some lacing. aroma/taste: grain/bread, caramel, grass, berries, wood and floral notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: light but tasteful seasonal

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
Poured medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet berries and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter with a hint of nuts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3426) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
Draught @ Sherlock Holmes, Aarhus. Pours clear copper brown with small off-white head. Dusty aroma with notes of hops and yeast. Bitter and dusty flavour, with notes of yeast and hops. Lingering, bitter and dusty aftertaste. Well-balanced and enjoyable but nothing really mind-blowing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Cask at the White Horse, Parsons Green on 27 January 2007. Attractive dark coppery colour. Slightly woody aroma with some hints of caramel. Dry and lightly bitter on the palate. Woody edge again. Not a standout but solid enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (1662) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
Apple syrup in this one mostly, which is nice because I love that. Didn’t get a lot of nuts. I especially enjoyed it’s light alcohol percentage. Tap at the Winterbeerfestival in Hoogeveen, 2013.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (802) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
From the Cask at 4e Noordelijk Kerst en Winterbierenfestival Appearance Colour reddish brown with small off-white head. Aroma:Caramelised malts,and a bit of dark fruits and a hint of wood. Taste: Starts with Sweet caramelised malts and some dried fruit then goes over in amore nutty flavor befor finishing off with a slighlty more bitter hoppy finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Cask@Amager ølhus, Cph - copper brown pour with a small off-white head. Roasted caramel malts, some toffee, slight hop nuances, dried fruits. Decent brit winter ale.


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