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Fullerís Past Masters Old Burton Extra (OBE)

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
First seen as a one-off cask release at Ealing beer festival in July 2012. Released in bottles in August 2012.
The third beer in the Past Masters series was first brewed on Thursday, September 10th 1931. The origins of the Old Burton style have changed over the course of the 20th Century, but this version is brewed to the authentic recipe - a true recreation of a wonderful long-lost beer. A rich, golden ale with a big malt character and an incredible balance of sweetness and warmth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma: molasses, dark ripe fruits. Appearance: dark brown, medium, creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets, some alcohol, some bitterness in the long finish. Overall: nice English Strong Ale. Bottle at The Victoria, Lancaster Gate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours dark ruby red with off-white head. Smells has sweet caramel, licorice and floral hops. Starts malty-bitter, caramelly, floral hoppy. Middle part has caramel and lots of bitter malts, paired with some flowery hops. Goes into a malty-grainy, caramelly finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12101) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle - Light biscuit malts and caramel. Hazy copper with a rich white head. Lots of rich toffee, dark fruit and brown sugar. Almost like a light barley wine. Quite nice and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours clear dark amber, thin off-white head. Aromas of raisins, dark sugar, toffee. Taste is burnt toast, toffee, Herbal bitterness at the end. Hides the strength well. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9267) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
(bottle) Hazy, dark amber colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Dark malty, moderately toasted malty taste with nutty notes, caramel, dried fruits (raisins) and a tinge of alcohol. Mildly sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Dark malt character with notes of dried fruits, caramel and hoppy spice in the background; sweet-bitter, toasty and mildly fruity finish with a touch of warming alcohol. Likeable and rounded brew but not as exciting as expected. 04.VII.14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7653) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours clear dark amber with a nice looking 1" creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty with some red ripe fruits. Taste is light sweet, malty with some meaty cherries, lingering berries, nice but one dimentional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11066) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
Dark ruby. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of dark caramel, port, plum jam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1099) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
Excellent big ABV with a nice head. Resins and some sweetness with astringent alcohol burn in the back ground. Overall nice for a wintery evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24853) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottled. Rubyish brown colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some mild bready and toffeeish notes along with a nice herbal, grassy and floral touch to it. Flavour is floral, grassy and herbal along with mild alcohol and some sweet malts as well. Very balanced and pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Old Stand, Mullingar [040614]
Chestnut brown, clear, big frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of fruity caramel, raisin, soft toffee, some alcohol
Taste of soft caramel, raisin and sultana fruits, some toffee, bit boozy for the abv but not disconcerting, nice but less complex than expected
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth, fairly swet, dab of alochol, Finish as main flavour with more warming alcohol
Overall - Only got a slight mineraly edge on the aroma initially which dissipates. Quite a pleasant warming smooth ale

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