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

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common

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5090) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
Cask at the Salutation, Hammersmith. Amber with a loose white head; aroma of lightly roasted malts with a faint whiff of Vimto; light and fruity flavour with some dry biscuit towards the end; then some gently assertive English hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5027) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (4845) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichardGretton (4405) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Cask@GBBF, 2009. Golden beer with a very weakly yeasty and malty aroma. The flavour is watery and mildly malty. Overall a poor weakly flavoured beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4043) - 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.

3
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (3859) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Cask at Kittys, Helsinki. Originally rated 24082012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops, malts and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3759) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Cask at Mad Bishop and Bear. Amber body with a slight head and buttery nose. Taste of bread, malts. A nice bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
On draught at Cochrane’s in Hong Kong. Pours a clear, light amber with a 2 inch frothy head. Bitter malty aroma. Body is full and has a nice bitter taste. Full and satisfying for such a light beer. Amazingly good sessionability while being full flavored yet light and still satisfying. One of the best English bitters I found on draught in Hong Kong.


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