Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The first beer in the Past Masters series we have chosen to recreate is XX, a strong ale which is perfect for bottle conditioning. Brewed at 7.5% ABV, with the original recipe first used on September 2, 1891, it is dark, rich and full flavoured, with a distinctly warming character. XX is deeply satisfying, and an unforgettable experience for those who love traditional English beer. Fullerís Past Masters XX Strong Ale will be available in 500ml bottles from the Fullerís Brewery Shop and in selected Fullerís pubs. You can also buy Past Masters online.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
deReiger (9) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2011 does not count
I donít what the other raters drank, but my bottle was close to perfect. The aroma, palate and taste were all delicious and in harmony. This is simply one of the best beers I have experienced. My only disappointment was that I had only one bottle of it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (4740) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2011
soap water aroma,fruit,copper color,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14095) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, hops and alcohol. Some alcohol in the finish as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle from Fullers Brewery Shop. A light copper colour with a medium head. The aroma is toasted malts with hints of caramel and winter fruit. The taste also comes over with plenty of toasted malt with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, and fruit, leading to a dry spicy finish, where the fruit note lingers. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is clearly Fullers, with a little extra - marmalade, light toasted malt, and a touch of grass - but also some peach, almond and dark sugar notes. Rather dry, fruity flavour with marmalade, dark sugar, citrus and grassy hops and a good bitter finish. I must admit I was excited about this one as I like the idea of historical beers - while also being realistic, and for good reason. Historical barley and recipe are being dominated by Fullers yeast and (I assume) the whole Fullers brewing process - and ends up close to something we have tasted before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13548) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle at Yesprís - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Roasted, caramel, toffee, toasted, ok malty, light hoppy, sharpness, grassy, light flowery, harbal, light raisins. Plain

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
Copper colour, very little to no head. To me it just tasted as spirit. Yes I know that its a strong beer but it just was not that enjoyable to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10308) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Small off white head. Aroma of sweetness, flowers, caramel. Spice, flowers, herbs and grass. medium bodied. Dry bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
@yespr tasting. thanks a lot. clear amber, smooth white head. faint aroma, i get some dusty flowers which is nice, but it is a bit faint for my poor nose. flavor is bitter, nutty, malty, actually very bitter.

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