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Gales Seafarers Ale / Best Bitter

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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Exported as George Gales Best Bitter
A new beer created from an old recipe in the Gales brewing book. Originally available as a seasonal in September, now a regular. A delightful beer full of spicy hop notes with a fruity maltiness.
Five pence from every pint of Seafarers Ale sold will be donated to Seafarers UK, a maritime charity.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Low but lasting fluffy white head. Clear dark brown body. Malt caramel fruit aroma. Dusty malt fruit flavor with relatively much hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Cask at the haymarket bar... Amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft toffee fruit nose.. Soft sweet toffee fruit

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2015
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - light green notes, flowers, lemon. Taste - more of the same. A light stalky note intrudes with a cardboard note abreast. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - this was part of three thirds and the other two were muchmore chilled which makes me think that this was the ffirst pour of the day and that it was sitting in the run overnight. It was still good though but it needs to be revisited

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfearnley (1282) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Draft to English pint glass Corn adjuncts, wheat, a touch of lemon. Clear light amber. Wheat, light grains, bread. Not disgusting. Is that a good thing?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1685) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma is wet grains and lemon. The taste is mild lemon bitter and malty. The texture is softer. It’s fine enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
From tap. Amber in color, malty and fruity in aroma. Taste is mainly malty with a bitter finish. Normal bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8793) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Cask/hand pulled at The Black Lion Inn, Norrköping, on April 10, 2015.
Golden to copper color, white head. Sweet, fruity scent and taste. Low CO2 mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit fruity aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is softly fruity and a little bit hoppy. Has a little bit of estery sweetness and a touch of crackery malt. There’s a little bit of berry flavour. Light bodied but pretty nice. Quaffable ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Cask hand pull New Inn Canterbury. Clear amber lasting white head. Great condition. Fullers taste. Some caramel. Decent. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8417) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Cask at Parcel Yard, Friday 13th March 2015 in company of Dad & Barry Looks superb beautiful orange with a filmy white head, looks stunning. Sadly the taste doesn’t quite match the appearance, it’s a reasonable bitter. Buzzy and clacky, middling bitterness, it’s got a fruity bite, ok. Cannot believe I hadn’t rated it yet. A6 A5 T6 P3 Ov12 3.2


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