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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Bottled, special.
1966 Strong Ale, the fourth in the series, is a bottle conditioned ale brewed to a strong ale recipe from 1966 when it was drunk during the celebration of England’s victory in the World Cup. This warming, dark ruby ale has a rich rounded flavour with notes of plum and a velvety warm caramel finish.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 31.01.2016
Aroma has nuts and some grassy tones. Flavour has toffee candy, some grassy hops, nuts and an unpleasant metallic savor. Also slightly stinging alcohol, that grows stronger and becomes even somewhat fusel-like at the end of the glass. Somewhat unbalanced and a bit messy. And quite straightforward for this ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1242) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours near clear amber with virtually no head. Aroma is quite malty, caramel, toffee, herbs, sweet, light toasted malts, hvidtøl and dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbo is soft+. Finish malty sweet and warming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 14, 2014
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark amber color. Sweet caramelly and resiny. Sweet soft caramel taste with some pine resin, nuts, toffee, prunes, raisins and warming alcohol. Bittersweet finish. Smooth palate. Tasty and well made beer although there is more caramel than I would like.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1484) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Bottle, 200th English rating. Pours amber with a nice, beige head that lasts a long while. Aroma is fairly light with caramel, some orange marmalade. Taste is Fuller’s orange marmalade, caramel, fairly light. The herbal hit in the finish is rather a surprise that sets this one apart from the other Fuller’s strong ales. Full with decent carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gurthnar (2173) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
Bottle.e Aroma is caramel, stale, very average. Slightly soapy, metallic. Clear deep amber colour. Taste is rather sweet, caramel, honeyish, with a very stale hoppiness. At least alcohol is hidden well. This failed to impress me in any way.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (5092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt in aroma. Caramel malt, some fruits, nuts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (793) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Flaska. Tmava medena farba s bielou peknou penou Vo voni citit slad, karamel a oriesky. V chuti opat slad, prilis vela karamelu, jemne ovocia a oriesky. Alkohol je dost vyrazny a dlho trvajuci.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (1790) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours dark golden color, white foamy head. Aroma is carmel, malty, plums. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plums, alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2014
It says ruby on the label and that’s a good reflection of the truth. Ruby to polished mahogany in colour with a skim of head and evident sparkle. Very rich aroma of plums, figs and steamed pudding. There’s some amber resinous quality and ripe autumnal fruits as well. It really is a complex aroma. A sweet, oily body and elegant flavours. Just a suggestion of bitterness but long finishing because of the mass of malty flavours. Indeed, malt is the superstar and begs for me to have more of this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at Malmö beer and whiskey festival. Sweet and malty with dried fruits caramel and some herbs.


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