seymour (1136) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared from a big brown bottle into a few snifters. It poured a clear, light golden amber colour with moderate white foam and a little lace. Strong aromas of honey, flowers, faint citrus zest, husky grains, white crackers and golden biscuits, subtly earthy and resiny hops. Overall impression fairly tame, but a nice balance of basic malt sweetness, typical English hops bitterness, and a honey twist. Live bottle-conditioned Fullers ales are among my favourite beers of all time. This one was pasteurized, thus lacked those distinctive English ale attributes, but was still a very nice, easy-drinking summer beer. I bet a pint of the live cask-conditioned version after a long sweaty trek would be sublime.
Pyrmir (1453) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Nose is sweet; honey, bread and malt. Taste with honey, bready malts, faint caramel, wheat and some backing hops.
sandwalk3r (5) - - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey sweetness on top of traditional lager flavors. All around great beer.
For darkness be thy ally
WheatKing (744) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellow, white head. Higher carbonation than most English ales. Aroma is sweet malt, a bit of honey. Flavour is the same with some nice bittering hops. Well balanced brew, nothing wrong with it, I could drink this on tap no problem.
k0mpsa (463) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, sweetness, corn. Malty body, some honey sweetness, corn. Malty beer with honey.
andriesradu (198) - ROMANIA - MAY 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Pours golden color with a nice but fast diminishing head. Aroma has nothing special in it, just a little bit of sweetness, more liek a lager aroma. Flavour is sweet honey and malty. Nice beer, very refreshing.
koppertone (28) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow with slight head. Smells of corn. Taste of banana honey and caramel. Corn aftertaste but mild and pleasant.
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Reimer96 (620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with a frothy white head that lasts the entire pint. Aroma of corn, sweet malts, honey and faint grassy hops on the finish. Taste is sweet honey malts, grassy hops and a bit of dme. Overall this is a nice golden ale that’s full of flavor.
BeerGolem (505) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille 500 ml. Achetée à la SAQ. La robe est dorée-roange, tout-à-fait transparente, surmontée d’un bon collet mousseux blanc, qui disparaît assez vite. Peu impressionnante: des touches de malt, de levures, de pain grillé et, oui, enfin, du miel. C’est mieux en bouche, le miel reprend ses droits, mais ça demeure peu digne d’intérêt. Texture mielleuse, justement. Équilibre à améliorer. Bref, un gros bof...
Douberd (683) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5% ABV beer, poured into an english pint glass at home, from a 500 ml bottle.
First of all, I love the bottle, the orange and yellow of the label fit great with the brown bottle. On to the beer, which has a deep golden yellow colour, with two full fingers of white, soapy head on top. Good retention and light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is of malts mostly,then a bit of freshly cut grass. Not much difference from a lager, actually.
Taste also brings to mind a blond lager, lots of malts again, some hint of cookies/dough, but mostly notes of lightly stale bread, grass and hay.Quite sweet.
The mouthfeel is where you can sense the hops, as it is very dry, giving a light numb feeling on the palate. Medium thin body, light carbonation.
Overall, great summer beer with enough taste to make you choose this over a cheap macro lager, but other than that, not so much interesting, Fuller’s has better beers to pick up.