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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
On cask at Top Pub, Brown Edge. Pours golden with a solid white head. Quite fruity with a pepper balance, a nice light chugging ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerheart65 (976) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2012
Mild aroma has cherry with nice hoppiness. Bit malty aroma also as this gets warmer. Bit hazy dark amber. Nice frothy head stays quite well. Taste is bit woodywith citrus in finish. Palate is thin, bit watery, sour. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2012
Draught @ Angleterre, Helsinki. Pours golden with a white head. Malty aroma with nuts and grass. Hoppy flavour with bread and grain. A dry, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Clear amber; faint malty aroma; malty, slightly grainy flavour, balanced with a light hop bitterness; a dry malty finish; a fresh and enjoyable session beer

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (3511) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Hand pulled pint taken at the lovely ’Faltering Fullback’ in North London; Oct 2011: UK pint sleeve glass, unmarked. The beer was a pale copper colour, clear and bright. The head a good showing of off-white bubbles which settled and stayed. A lot better looking than the bottled version I reviewed some years back. Good healthy aroma of hops and malts, no overpowering smell, just enough to let you know it’s a beer in your hand. Very easy to drink, I had three pints and wanted more, but the wife needed food. A really good blend of flavours, like the nose nothing powerful, just a subdued pleasantness all round.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
pours amber with a small white head. the aroma is light, and flowery with some biscuits. taste is nothing complex, some fruit, some sweetness, a bit thin. it was ok, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2011
First tasted this at the Bull Inn, Paisley in August 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thick white head. Strong aroma of soft toffee notes. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a robust digestive biscuit malt with a strong sweet flavour of Highland toffee full in the mouth. Slight prickle of dusty hops short in the aftertaste gives a slight earthy wet leaves note. Finish is sweet and malty with a hint of dry currants present in the mouth. An enjoyable session bitter

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Low-impact simple bitter. Standard copper color with a modest white head that quickly dissipates. The nose is light, a little floral with some biscuity malts present too. The taste is lightly sweet, with a watery, simple finish. Refreshing enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Cask in Surbiton Flyer. Light brown clear ale. Nose is nice citrous hop notes, bit of fruitiness and light grain. Taste is light, with a little fruit, little citrous and light cereal/grainy malt. Touch dry on finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at the GBBF 2011. Golden with a small white head. Fruity aroma with biscuit and bread, and a hint of diacetyl. Sweet malty flavour with fruity hops and medium bitterness


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