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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zimbo (484) - - JAN 26, 2013
1931 eh? well, smells old enough. Musty. But super easy rocky foamy magnolia head. Lots of super drifting clinging head. Copper brown colour night golden sparkle. Full bodied. Blunt end. Very well made beer. Too bad it’s an exciting as old plain chocolate.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5908) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with lasting, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, red fruit, roasty malt, dark bread, dried fruit, a touch of chocolate and spicy hops. Malty, roasted taste with notes of caramel, red fruit, dark bread, figs, brown sugar, orange peel, a touch of chocolate and a balanced, spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty and quite well balanced for its strength. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jocavalieri (3) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 7, 2014 does not count
A cor é linda, a espuma tambem. Esperava um pouco mais, amarga mas aguada no final. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1442) - FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
A dark coppery beer with a quite big, long lasting and blond head. The nose of nuts, citrusfruits, wood and orange marmelade. Quite disorganized but also interesting aroma. Taste of nuts, wood, fresh citrusfruits, also some bread and marmelade. The taste is quite dry. Pleasant and smooth to drink with medium body, surprisingly light to drink. Good and balanced beer but not a magical. The good quality beer from Fuller’s, again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5705) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1057) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
500 mL bottle at the Mad Bishop and Bear in Paddington. Dark red-brown with fair head. Strong and pleasant malty beer, a bit like a strong German Helles but with extra bitterness and some Burton salts. Nice hop-malt combination in the aroma. A good English beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (12676) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7040) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjakk (246) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3320) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (1812) - 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.


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