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


on tap

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RATINGS: 155   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (5844) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1568) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (6779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2343) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12569) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2258) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Cask, The University Arms, Sheffield, UK. Medium gold, cereal aroma with a faint citrus. Very standard flavour, balanced and drinkable but nothing noteworthy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Cask @ Wheatsheaf, Borough SE1. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CraftBeerNick (1763) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2011
Cask at The Bull in Sonning. August 2011. Nice light session beer, watery palate, fine for a lunch time pint

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
A - Caramel and roasted nuts A - Caramel gold, with a thin lacy head T - Light sweet, with lighter bitter P - Medium to thin and soft O - Needs more of everything

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