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


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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4972) - 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 (11900) - 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 (2861) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2010
Cask at Fuller’s Hock Cellar in Chiswick. Pours orange with a light hop and toasty malt aroma. Flavor is similar -- some toasted malt with light bitterness and some bready notes. Light body -- seems a bit thin. Very light carbonation. Very drinkable, but there are much more flavorful beers out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2010
this was pretty macro-esque. Sweet smelling, typical looking, slightly bready and slightly hoppy .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1466) - the hood Brentford, London,, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2010
(cask @ The Brewery Tap Brentford). Hmmmmm , Ive passed this up lots before , but have sampled it seveal times, but never rated it and usualy drink Chiswick or a Guest-Ale . Lots of toasty , zappy like caramel body...spicy , citric hops and some butteriness. A little H20 getting in the way of thingz. . Will re8.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100120]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2013 Re-rating - same rating values on all markers 22nd March 2013. Cask at the Basketmakers Arms, Brighton. Crystal clear amber with thin white lacing head. Pleasant malty slightly cheesy aroma. Sweetish fruits and malts in-mouth, with a slight salty touch. Late citrus leading to tangy finish, on lightly saline mouthfeel. Cask at the White Horse, Hertford on 3 September 2010. Clear amber with offwihte film of foam giving partial lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy and the main kick contains grassy hop and a briefly soapy taste, all rounded off by sweetish caramel malt notes. Bittersweet finish, citric and grassy but sweetness lingers on front of mouth; bitterness increases on back of mouth. Light, watery, cooling texture. Rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5537) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
Cask (Platform Tavern, Southampton) - Copper coloured. Tea and caramel in the aroma. Malty and fruity taste with caramel, dried fruit and some slightly hoppy elements.

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