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


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 17, 2011
Cask@Beer Hunters
Clear amber color, small firm white head. Light body. Citrus, orange peels, fresh maltyness. Soft palate. Interesting, fruity flavors, but really watery finish. Standard Golden ale. Needs more powa!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5989) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2011
Cask, as George Gale Seafarers Ale, at the Euston Flyer, London. Deep golden colour, low head. Moderate fruity aroma, some nutty hints too. Soft mouthfeel. Moderate nutty flavour, moderate hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dchobbs (33) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2011
From what I remember, this was a pretty copper/goldish ale with a quickly disapating eggshell head. Aroma of caramel malt and not too much else, palate was relatively light/medium with a pretty soft finish as it came from the cask. Taste was not spectacular, but far from terrible. Had a taste of toast and oil with a bit of hoppiness. Swear I tasted saltwater as well in the aftertaste. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4979) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2011
Cask @ Angleterre, Helsinki. Poured hazy copper color with a soapy white head. Bready, fruity aroma. Flavor is slightly bitter and nutty, malty. Slightly bitter finish. Bit watery, still quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Mad Bishop & Bear, Paddington Station on 1 May 2009. Only scooped this because I was dying to empty my bladder on returning from Reading and didn’t want to pay the station toilet fees. Clean gold colour. Sweetish with a little caramel. Some soft bitterness on the finish. A quite plain, if fairly pale, bitter - palatable but not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask. A golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of matl and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and spices of some sort I can’t put a name to, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2010
Cask at Old Bank, Turku. Slightly hazy copper color. Biscuity and nutty aroma. Fruity-vinous, biscuity and bitter taste. Salty licorice and toasted malt in finish. Feels a bit watery but still quite nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2010
Cask at the Argyll Arms. Clear amber-honey pour with basically no head. Bready malt aroma with some caramel and toffee. Lightly sweet, malty and bready with dry, grassy bitterness. Light bodied with light carbonatio. Bitter, dry finish with plenty of bread. So so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2010
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Faint malt aroma. Grainy malt taste. Mid bitter finish. Absolutely standard generic English regional brewery bitter. And I quite liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3053) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
Cask at the Coach House, Chester. Poured an orange gold with a medium head. Aroma was orange pithy hops. Had an orange start and a fruity malt finish. Very thin and watery.

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