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


on tap

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ralphdot (1003) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.8% cask at the Fish beer fest, amber colour with a good head, a very nice bitter, the first one to sell out at the beer festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1531) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3361) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
On tap at beer bistro. Clear amber, fluffy white head. Biscuity malts, big british hops, soft carb, and good mouthfeel. Medium bitterness, solid caramel, bready, biscuity malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (1999) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
Cask at the Prince of Wales North Farnborough. Lovely fruity aroma with a nice copper coloured body. The taste is spicy with fruity aftertaste. I rather liked this beeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
Golden-amber. Light fruity-spicy hop aroma. Soft, fruity with mild toasty caramel character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2010
Cask. The Mawson Arms (near the brewery). Dark golden colour with a white head. Easy drinking classic english bitter. Some citrus, flowers and grainy malt. Medium bitter with peppery hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1301) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Cask at The Bent Elbow. Clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma of blackcurrant and pepper. A creamy taste with bready malts and a highly bitter finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel (since it was on cask).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (796) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
Cask in the White Hart in Aldgate. A medium golden colour with white head. Standard but decent beer.

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