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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rok1024 (1272) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 22, 2013
Clear red amber appearance with medium and lasting head. Nutty and mild spicy aroma, semi sweet and bitter finish makes it very well rounded English Strong Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2182) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pale brown, a trifle insipid looking. Light aroma off wood, chocolate cherries, fleeting astringency. Sweet and warming, stays sweet all the way to the finish, where the bitter edges come up a bit. Fulfilling and very drinkable for the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2013
Sweet malt bomb. Classic English strong I guess... After my love affair with the 1848 I expected more hops and more all over really. I wouldnít call it thin, just totally malt driven, and a bit one-dimensional. Nice after dinner beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
bottle at home .... deep copper ... big tan head ... soft toffee malt ... sweet roast nose... bitter malts ... darkroast .. massive bitterness... i suspect they nailed this one... but i really really dont like it...toffee malts...creamymalts ... light metalic ... soft roast ... biter bitter... Big blackcurrant. Toffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. A very clear mahogeny color w/ a little off-white head. Aroma is a ton of malt! Some earthy spices as well, quite nice actually. Definitely some warmth in the mouth. This is a malt bomb as advertised. Caramel, warm spices, heavy, wet rye, some fruit sweetness - both dark and lighter fruits. Hardly any hops to balance all this malt. An okay brew, but nothing great, Iíd have to say. Too sweet. Not the freshest bottle either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - OCT 8, 2013
nocciola schiuma media discreta persistenza leggero frutato note maltate leggere tostatature etilico piuttosto bilanciata tra malto e luppolo frutta secca

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1554) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Copper color, off-white head. Slightly oaky aroma. Smooth, full flavor with juicy malts and pretty good balance for the ABV. Full body, medium carbonation. This is reminiscent of Fullerís Vintage Ales. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1391) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2013
clear chestnut color, off whit half finger of head. Good strips of lacing. nose is caramel, nuts, and malt. very rich nose. taste is pretty much in line with the nose. exception being some good balance with citrus from the hops. Adds a bit of a wooded character to the beer. Nice. Medium feel and carbonation. Just a slight bit heavy. Nice beer though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11042) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Sample at DōE 2013. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, hops, caramel and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
0,5l bottle from Flagship Alko. Pours deep chestnut with a low head. Aroma is rich malts with nuts. Flavor is malts, nuts, dark fruits and hops. Nice!

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