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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1837) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (2733) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
Hints of red berries in the aroma. Wonderful complex taste, some sweetness and plum, while a a round bitterness is lingering in the aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanCrusher (884) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle 0,50L. Clear amber-ruby-brown colour, with small, off-white, fully lasting, creamy head. Strong aroma of cherries, dark red fruits, malt, caramel, nuts. Full bodied, smooth beer. Taste is kinda mix of light sweet fruits and moderate bitter hops, while aftertaste turns into a heavy bitter hoppy taste and finished like that. Very good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4697) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
På Tap 1 mai-13: syrlig, kirsebæraktig. Frisk og god, riktig lækker og en kjærkommen kontrast til alle de mørke. Sprudlende god munnfylde med bæraktig ettersmak. En nytelse som må på innkjøpslista!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (12926) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber color. Heavy malty and hoppy nice aroma. Heavy bitter won derfull wellbalanced flavor between malts and hops. Long heavy bitter finish. creamy palate. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (16931) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2216) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of whipped eggs, fruit marmalade, some alcohol and spices (cinnamon, clove).
Appearance: The beer is clear copper brown, a small warm off-white head, little lacing, good curtains.
Taste: Starting sweet brown bread, brown sugar, bitter orange marmalade, apple peel.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, soft and smooth, small foamy bubbles, a big body and a long dry finish.
Overall: Very sessionable, in spite of high ABV. Also shows that they knew how to brew really good and strong ale, the 19th century Britts.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2012-10-10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4353) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle at Old Joint Stock, Brum. Very malty. A deceptively unbooming beer’, which starts from an ESB framework and leads to a warming hard handshaking concoction. I like it. It’s a powerful, but defiantly British beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3901) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Dark amber-brown coloured with a sweet malty and red fruity flavour, almond and earthy notes with a peppery hop and sugary sweet finish.

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