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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Englandís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 Bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. A color of dark ruby with a medium-sized head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is malty and fruity, the former element featuring sweetish caramel and bread and the latter dried and dark fruitiness, especially raisin. Taste is medium sweet with drier bitter notes making a brief late cameo. This is definitely malts-oriented. Dark fruits, caramel and some sweetish bread and nuts appear. The palate is medium to full bodied and very smooth. Solid British quality all in all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle split with JF at a Sueís away mini tasting in the íSham, 11/03/14, from the brewery. Dark amber with a good sized off white head that thins to a covering. Nose is malt forward, caramel, dark stoned fruits, light spice, bitter orange, toffee apple, sugars. Taste comprises rich malt notes, biscuit crumble, sugars, toffee, light booze, dark fruit rip. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok stuff but a little 1D, not much depth.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4331) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Appearance: Clear nutty color with a big white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Malty and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet, and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Balanced round fruity and deep caramel malty. Toffee and plum.
Overall impression: Decent tasty ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in StrŲmstad, Sweden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (890) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Aroma: heavy caramel malts, alcohol. Appearance: dark brown, small to medium white head. Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: alcohol again, sweets intensify, massive malts, light bitter towards the end. Overall: nice English Strong Ale, however, the aroma and palate of alcohol is not very subtle. Bottle at Cat and Canary, Canary Wharf.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11129) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding. Pours nice, deep chestnut with a medium, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, toasted, grass, a touch of smoke. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet, brown sugar, dememera toastiness, light smoke, lots of heavy liqourice. Lingering quite bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1540) - Hšllefors, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Bottled. Pours amber with a big white head. Smells boiled vegetables, synthetic sugar and bread malty. Tastes strong bitter, boiled vegetables, bread malt, bubble with a burned hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2014
500ml bottle. Deep copper color. No head. Candy, malty, wild berries in aroma. Weak aroma. Hay, caramel, candy, roast in taste. Also something woody. Raw.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (296) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2014
Golden red light yellow thick foam. Malt, raisins, metal in the aroma. Malt, toffee, hint of fruit, mild metallic bitterness with a hint of grapefruit. Medium body high in carbon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbe75 (93) - ICELAND - FEB 14, 2014
From a bottle. Nice and beautiful dark color with thick white head. Not so much aroma in my opinion but the taste is smooth and malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2014
500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Strangely latvian aroma, in the grains, a little milky. Fairly simple palate, a little sweet, but crisp carbonation cuts through that. Those latvian malts are there in the taste too, but itís nice. Nice marmaladey retronasals, sweetish, but lots of sweet mixed peel. Finish is nice and resiny, but not too sticky at all. Sweetish, but not sugary. Very nicely balanced. Hoppy Has room for more aging, Iím sure - letís put a year on our other bottle.


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