Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7070) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle @ Jackl Towers. Deep chestnut pour with a medium off-white head. Quite attractive. The nose is pretty rich. Roasted grain and earthy leather. Supple toffee and hints of acidic red forest fruits. Light cardboard. The taste had a surprising spicyness to it. More roasted grain, burnt brown sugar. Building sweetness in the somewhat hot finish. Plenty of toffee and bear claw donut. Full body, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice cold weather beer. Already starting to oxidize, which is unfortunate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2014
(Bottle, 0.5 l, from Alko Arkadia, 20140508) The beer poured quite red and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, molasses, caramel and earth. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, toffee, molasses, grass, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. Despite the strong sweetness the end result was well balanced. Still not my style of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4557) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a dark amber-brown coloured beer with rich, sweet red fruity flavours a deep malty backbone, slight marmalade notes and a warming zesty, slight spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
500ml bottle. pours clear ruby colour with light beige head. aroma is slightly malty, yeasty with a little toffee or something sweet? taste isnít bad. expected a little more punch. alcohol is completely hidden making this very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
Pours a light red with an off white head. Smell is very sweet with a hint of acid. Taste is like treacle, in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from the Fullers brewery shop. Old school English ale. Mahogany/ chestnut brown, clear, off white head which dissipates completely. Nose is caramel, nutty, polished antique wood, some prune and dried fruit. Taste is dried fruit, prune, caramel, slight candy sugar, tangy ale fruity, nutty, alcohol. Itís got a robust fruitiness that grows on the palate as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (8084) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1264) - 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, hvidtÝl and dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbo is soft+. Finish malty sweet and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyvšskylš, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2543) - 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 Fullerís orange marmalade, caramel, fairly light. The herbal hit in the finish is rather a surprise that sets this one apart from the other Fullerís strong ales. Full with decent carbonation.

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