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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1323) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle 50 cl @ west hervanta. Pours dark amber, small head. Malt, dark fruits in the aroma. Malty, slightly bitter, dark fruits in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7718) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle@Barrowboy and Banker, London Bridge - Copper/brown pour with good white head. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Sweet dark malts, nutty, toffee, caramel, choc, some dried dark fruit, slight spice, nice sweet/balance. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle at the Barrowboy and Banker, London Bridge. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Bonfire toffee, dark fruit and raisin aroma. Rich raisin flavour with sultana and chocolate. Long sweet finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15913) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 500ml ABM, Clear dark copper color, steady decent beige head. Nutty, caramelly nose. Medium-bodied. Licorice, nutty maltyness, caramel, a bit harsh bitterness and alcohol. Certainly some Fullers house flavors familiar from ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
Poured dark reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of yeasty malt, sark fruit. Medium body, flavour is sweet, spicy, dark fruit, raisins, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1839) - Koper, SLOVENIA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottled, 0.50l. Clear ruby brown color with large creamy tan-like head and normal visible carbonation. Aroma of heavy toasted malt, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, light herbal hops, mild alcohol and light yeast. Taste starts sweet and rich malty with lightly burnt sugars, following is refreshing rich fruity with presence of raisins and prunes, mouthfeel is very warming, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, oilsy texture and average carbonation in palate. Tasty winter warmer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2393) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear dark golden-brown amber colour, frothy off-white foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma is deep malt, yeasty, dried fruits. Taste is malty, toffee with a spicy hop tang and some dark fruit earthy and nutty notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, warming dry spicy hop finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle from the Union Tavern, London. Poured a clear, dark amber with a thin off white head. Alcohol on the aroma with sweet molasses and fruit cake. Thick, warming mouth feel. Flavours of spice, orange rind and dried fruit. Finishes with bitter resin, pine and cinnamon and wholemeal bread. Very nice, but XX Stout is still the best of the series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a clear burnished ruby, with a medium off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves decent lacing. Rich toffee and savoury malt notes, dried fruits and spicy hops make up the aroma. Spicy hops up front lead into savoury, nutty malt and buttered toast in the mid-palate. Dried fruits and spicy hops combine to give it a dry finish. This is a rich, savoury English strong ale, very satisfying indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmahut (1809) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 23, 2013
Ruby dark color body with quickly evading foam. Aroma is caramely, nutty with hints of high alcohols. Taste has harsh bitterness upfront with light sweetness. Body is full with high carbonation.

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