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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2008
(Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki, on 2008-09-25) Golden. Clear. Medium sized white long lasting head. Yeasty, seawatery and fruity nose. Quite light palate, dryish, litte carbonation. Yeast, bitterness, salt water, malts and bit of fustyness in taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5677) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (5637) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Hand pulled pint taken at the lovely íFaltering Fullbackí 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 itís 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2008
Cask at the brewery after a cellar training course in the pub attached. Alround rating: Pale biscuity sweet malts, floural and grassy hops. The bitterness is there but could do with more. Still a decent peppery session bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Cask. It pours dark golden with a small white head. Nose is some toffee, citrus, grains and hops. Taste is extremely refreshing with a decise hop kick to it. Medium bitterness with. Quite good and hoppy for a classic Bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5498) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016
June 2009 Cask at Lewes Arms, Lewes, during the RateBeer Harveys Brewery Tour Boring and unattractive with a green apple taste. Like drinking a regular bitter through a dirty sock. [2.2].
April 2016, Prince Consort, Netley. Green apple and soap. Not the most attractive beer Iíve drunk. [2.3]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (5455) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5298) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Cask at Artillery Arms Moorgate. Post-exam commiseration/celebration with classmates, so short review. Amber gold, still, clear. Aroma - toned down malts. Body is medium, smooth, carbonation low. Taste is almost entirely orange squash and apple. If I were blindfolded Iíd say that it is some sort of fruit cordial. Bitterness is mild. Thereís something a bit sickly about it but itís OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Cask @ random pub London. Rich copper with casky head. Nice balanced aroma is bready malts with hops on top. Quaffable palate. Long flavors with absolutely delicious toasty malt. A brilliant bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5100) - 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.


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