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Gales Swing Low (Bottle)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Pasteurised bottle
Originally in celebration of Englands World Cup victory in 2003. Now brewed annually for the 6 Nations Competition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2012
Bottled (from the Fullers Brewery Shop, old rating). Deep golden colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, earth, herbs, some mild toffee and mild berries and resiny notes as well. Flavour is mild nuttyness along with sweet malts, toffee, berries and some slight wooden and resiny notes. Quite bitter finish and gets a bit metallic when it warms up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also with light notes of elderberries. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and light notes of metal. The body is thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Clear deep golden with a small, rough, off-white head. Somewhat unclean aroma of fruit and nuts. Light in body with flavours being primarily nuts and roasted malt with a whiff of caramel. The finish is dry. 260208

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
[Bottle, Tasting @ Papsoe] Clear amber with medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavor with caramel and hoppy notes. Ends light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
50 cL bottle, 3.8% version. Pours golden orange, clear and with a lacing white head. Light grainy and malt aroma. Flavour is light fruity. Bitter and light sweet caramel malt. Lingering fruity finish. Dry and citrus fruity finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with some hints of hops. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty finish with hints of caramel and hops in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2008
Bottled. A dark copper coloured beer with no head. The aroma has cardboard with a bit of sweet sticky malt. Pretty hoppy and bitter taste. Again, obvious pasteurization, but above average for this type of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2007
BOttle at home ... amber colour ... Light fruity quite hoppy nose ... grapefruity hoppy rounded flavour... wth a nice soft caramel malt finnish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2007
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pale amber with a slight white head. The aroma and flavour contained some caramel, but hops weren’t evident and the finish was bland and abrupt. Hopefully England will do better this evening than Fullers have managed with this beer, which was very disappointing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Amber with a white head. Couldn’t pick up much aroma. Possibly some malt as that is the predominant taste. Caramel at first, then a cardboardy background. Hardly any bitterness. Though from a bottle, it tastes like canned beer.

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