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Fuller’s Past Masters Old Burton Extra (OBE)

Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1516) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAY 22, 2014
average frothy offwhite head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick brownish-orange body. aroma: heavy malt, caramel, orange. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderate alcoholic finish. Saboroso dulçor maltado e com background de laranja. Alcoólica. Amargor lupulado. Elegância inglesa. Toques amadeirados no paladar. Ligeira acidez, também de laranja, surge como diferencial no estilo ESA, mas bem encaixada.140 s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3993) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a fast-settling beige head, nose is caramel malt with hints of butter and toast, and a spicy herby woody edge. Dry herbal bitterness over a sweet toffee body, strong warming alcohol bite, a little burnt marmalade (hey, it?s Fullers...) and a dry bitter-sweet finish. Yum. Re-rate 18 months on, less caramel and more oakiness, a little drier and somehow toastier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2490) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2014
Clear, dark copper. Small offwhite head. Fruity and malty aroma, some caramel. Flavour is malty and caramellysweetness. Soft mouthfeel and slightly bitter finish. Smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1665) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 1, 2014
red into brown, clear with an off white head. Some bread notes in the aroma, some malt. Nice balance, not too malty and not so sweet with still a hint of bitterness left in it. Balanced strong ale which follows the english style to the letter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7727) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with lasting, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, red fruit, roasty malt, dark bread, dried fruit, a touch of chocolate and spicy hops. Malty, roasted taste with notes of caramel, red fruit, dark bread, figs, brown sugar, orange peel, a touch of chocolate and a balanced, spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty and quite well balanced for its strength. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jocavalieri (3) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 7, 2014 does not count
A cor é linda, a espuma tambem. Esperava um pouco mais, amarga mas aguada no final. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2552) - Kaarina, FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
A dark coppery beer with a quite big, long lasting and blond head. The nose of nuts, citrusfruits, wood and orange marmelade. Quite disorganized but also interesting aroma. Taste of nuts, wood, fresh citrusfruits, also some bread and marmelade. The taste is quite dry. Pleasant and smooth to drink with medium body, surprisingly light to drink. Good and balanced beer but not a magical. The good quality beer from Fuller’s, again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15487) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1492) - ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
500 mL bottle at the Mad Bishop and Bear in Paddington. Dark red-brown with fair head. Strong and pleasant malty beer, a bit like a strong German Helles but with extra bitterness and some Burton salts. Nice hop-malt combination in the aroma. A good English beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury and drunk on the train to Ashford. Milk chocolate malty aroma. Strong but tasty sime figs and prunes. Good. Some peppery hop on the finish lasting bitterness. Really malty fruity like juicy figs and juicy raisins and sultanas. Lovely really. No real heat. Sweetish. I really like it. Smashing

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