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Gales Seafarers Ale / Best Bitter / English Ale (Cask)

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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: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (11395) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Cask at the old joint stock. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The aroma is soft, white bread, cracker, baked beans and a touch of acidity. The taste is smooth, bitter, cereal, touch of grapefruit, lemon rinse, white bread, cracker and earth with a dry finish. Light - medium body and soft carbonation. Simple golden bitter. Aroma ain’t great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NallePalle (421) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
Draught @ The Queen’s Head, Stockholm. Overall smooth, mild. Small bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turtles (1491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
Cask @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Clear dark golden, medium size white head. Mild malty aroma, white bread. Light watery mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Harsh floral bitter taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (19567) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Cask. Clear golden color, scant white edge head. Aroma of light white pepper. Taste is peppery lemon and straw.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPC1524 (83) - Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Amber pour with little to no head. Very crisp, clean and refreshing. Malty biscuit notes with low carbonation and a balanced bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6462) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2015
Appearance: Clear copper color with a thick off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, malty and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium (-) body. Tad sweet and a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Caramel, malty and mild fruity.
Overall impression: Dull boring ale.
Personal stats: On tap @ Old Bank of England in London, England

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8435) - 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 (19778) - 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 (4831) - 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 (1561) - Edmonton, 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?


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