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

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19225) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear amber, small head. Caramelly nose with raspberry esters. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Salted fudge, wild strawberry. Quite bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma has got notes of pumpkin, honey and cinnamon. Taste has got notes of marzipan, butter and wet grass. Ends quite bitter and with a mall but distinct dryness. As others have pointed out: quite simillar to sherry. Still too young.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5354) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Brady, caramelly and fruity aroma, perhaps a touch of alcohol, some floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness. Not the best vintage, and may need some time to reach its full potential.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (396) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Appearance is dark copper with a medium-sized dense head on top. Aroma is malty with swees notes in the forefront; it has caramel, toffee, dried fruitiness and berries. Taste is very sweet and very malty. Being a real ale from a cask, the smooth, full and flat palate is what’s initially noticeable. Dried fruitiness, caramel and berries feature in the rich taste. Bittersweet finish. This is maybe slightly too sweet but displays still well the good sides of a real ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnoaksson (653) - , SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
Få ord patinerar en produkt i lyx och exklusivitet som "vintage". Kanske att det finns en undre gräns för vad denna statusmarkör tål - vintage burkskinka känns svårsålt, till exempel - men i Systemets nischsortiment är det förstås ett honnörsord som får varje ölkonnässör att ställa sig i givakt. Lägg på det till Fuller’s och du har en ordföljd mer åtråvärd än "Sesam öppna dig". Med allt det sagt är förväntningarna orealistiskt höga men årgång 2013 låter inga löften gå till spillo och ser till att glasen aldrig kan uppfattas som halvtomma. Fyll på tills det fyllnar.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1087) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
500ml bottle No. 086939 from Fullers online shop, rated 21Sep13. Pours a clear copper orange-amber colour, bubbly beige head that quickly dissipates away and aroma of malt, nutty & fruity. Taste is malty, some caramel, sweet dark fruity with a warming bitterness and earthy & alcohol notes. Slick oily mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 One third pint poured from cask at the Fuller’s Bar, Great British Beer Festival 2013 on the first day. A slight haze to a dark amber coloured body. A beige ring to the rim of the glass. Rather restrained aromas of earthy malts and herbal hops. Prominent taste of fruit cake with ingredients of different dried fruits, caramel, dark leaves, berries and warming alcohol. Bittersweet tail. Full bodied. Smooth, oily textured. A bit sherry-like. Very nice and it’s supposed to get even better in a few years’ time (London Olympia 13.08.2013).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1107) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Third of a pint of tap at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Clear copper red-orange, short-lived head. Nice fruity aroma. Dry, bitter, smooth with a fair bit of body. Doesn’t have the sparkle of previous vintages’ however. A touch vinous, fruity, pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a hazy dark ruby colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and a slightly sharp unripe fruit note. Flavours of dates, raisons, figs and molasses. Leaves with toffee, burnt sugar and some pine. Not bad, but it seems a bit of a shame to waste some of this by dispensing it too young in a cask.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16443) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Cask @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malmö. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit caramel aroma. Fruity malty dark fruit caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel dark fruit finish.


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