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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average to large, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, light dried fruit, a bit like a thin BW. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121110]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (38618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is mild caramelish. Bitter, grassy and light toasted malty. Smooth malty, light fruity and bitter. Crisp hoppy and malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (32950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, butterscotch, caramel, and hops, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks joergen for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25196) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, cookies, grass and hops. Sweet and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white head. Odd slightly tart berry-like aroma. Rich body, caramel, yeast and dark fruits, a little roast and quite a vitamin finish. No real bitterness but a little late booze. 221012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24352) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22631) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2012
Bottled. Clear nut brown, small head. Caramelly nose. Salty and resiny with near full body and rounded mouthfeel. Very caramelly and bold with lightly warming mid bitter finish. Typical strong Fuller’s beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20830) - , 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (19772) - 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

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