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Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 217   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. Fuller’s Past Masters XX Strong Ale will be available in 500ml bottles from the Fuller’s Brewery Shop and in selected Fuller’s pubs. You can also buy Past Masters online.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (731) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
aatuu lasiin kuparinruskeana ja kirkkaana, vaahto on parin sormen levyinen ja tasaisesti katoava. Hieman rosoinen haju on pähkinäinen, karamellinen, puinen (kosteaa puuta), keksinen ja tietyllä tapaa mausteinen. Maku on makean pähkinäinen, karamellinen (etenkin jälkimaussa), puinen, keksinen ja hieman mainen. Suutuntuma on melko katkera ja melko täyteläinen. Katkeruus tuntuu jollain tavalla aika ronskilta ja epätasaiselta. Kokonaisuutena Arkadiasta tuotu pullo on melko maistuva, mutta hieman kulmikkaan oloinen vahva britti.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VastActiv (3072) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle 0.5l from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours are caramel, nuts, toffee, fruits, malts and hops. Very complex, great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle at the Duke of Wellington, Dunedin. Great yeasty beer. Aromas of caramel and cheese. Taste is sweet and sour, with very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at ÖÖWF 2012. Aroma: full and rich malt aroma, caramel, syrup, toffee.Taste: round and malty body, dried fruit, prunes, burnt sugar. Good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3238) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
Chestnut orange, esters, higher alcohols, sweet, pineapples, honey medium carb, alcohol burn

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
Bright orange in colour with thick creamy head. Spicy malt aroma, hint of honey. Roasty mouthfeel,warm tingly tongue. I would have drunk this back in the day, very nice session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2770) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
Fra flaske på DØE festivalen 2011: Deilig aroma av engelske humler med bl.a. gress og kanel. Mørk gylden farge og deilig smak av humler og litt karamell. Hurra for de som holder tradisjonene i hevd!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (541) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle pours amber with off white head. Aroma malty bready Taste is sweetish malty caramel with a light hop bitterness running through. Very warming but alcohol is well contained medium body. Decent English ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (231) - FINLAND - OCT 20, 2012
50cl bottle. Alcoholic nose, otherwise neutral. Hazy copper color. Balanced taste but leaves somewhat empty.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1353) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2012
50cl bottle. Hazy copper color with white head. Aroma of hops and little whiskey maybe, oak. Little malty taste, good body, hops. Basic, nothing impressing.


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