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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle at home, purchased off of the website consumed Thursday 13th March 2014 Pours dark copper great clarity off-white head that soon ebbs away to a rim, mid carbonation. This is a malt forward beer both on nose and in mouth but there is a good lasting underlying bitterness, fruit that has been steeped in alcohol. Fairly straightforward and simplistic but its pleasant and I consider the £18 for 12 bottles damn good value. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjakk (695) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2014
Dark red bronse colour with creamy foam. Sherry, raisins malt in the aroma. Malt, raisins, toffee, with dry bitterness in the aftertaste, glue. High in carbon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4577) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Its got that rich dark copper cognac color with a 3/16" head for all you Brits and yanks out there and 5mm for the rest of the world. Fuck off, metric system! Impossible to rate a beer when fucksticks are smoking. Godddamn!!! Probabbly smells like toffee and kent goldings but I can’t fucking smell it over their aireborne ashtrays! Tastes like bitter, fizzy vanishing brew. Ok. Pretty decent, from what’s left of the atmosphere. I know its not fair! Blame the smokers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (3206) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2014
Flaska från SB hösten 2012 d v s ca 1,5 år gammal. Mörk bärnstensfärg, lågt skum som lämnar en hel del rester. Doft av krita, blomsteräng, kolaremmar och fruktkompott. Trevlig men också lite damig doft. När den blir varmare växer koladoften. Fruktig och blommig söt smak av päron, aprikoser, kolaremmar, mineraler, . Tydliga beska som behövs för balansen men också är lite kantig. På det hela taget en trevlig engelsk stong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
calm_dreamer (160) - GREECE - JAN 21, 2014
Deep amber body, medium palate and with a thin film of foam. Smells like caramel, dark fruits and tastes the same. Plums, raisins, berries, caramel and some hops that tie the flavors together. Bitter aftertaste of medium duration and low carbonation that brings up the aromas. Has some alcohol in the aroma at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (586) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 18, 2014
500 ml bottle shared. Poured a dark amber-red body with a beige head, not so thick or lasting. Aromas of dark fruits and caramel. A little alcohol present, especially at higher temperatures. taste was the same with alcohol dominating everything and some dark fruits, mainly plums and some resins. The aftertaste is "hoppy" and fruity and somewhat medium long. light-medium body with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
1st January 2014
Clear deep amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is sharply crisp. Minerals. Light malt with a little cream. Touch of bitter toffee. Over ripe orange and pithy fruit. Whisper of marmalade. Light touches of floralness and bitterness before a minerally crisp finish. Slightly over carbonated but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
It’s dark amber with a creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of sweet caramel, fruits and malt. The flavor is sweet with a light bitterness and notes of preserved fruits, malt, caramel, and the finish is slightly dry and a bit spicy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Appearance: Clear ruby with cm thick ivory head. Aroma: Bread dough/biscuit, note of dried fruit. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness and low sweetness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dried fruit, malty, astringent finish with a hint of caramel, pepper and alcohol warmth. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4869) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a small head and a medium body. Slightly fruity with a subtle presence of hops.Finnish is hoppy.Very easy to drink considering its reasonable strength.

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