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Brewed by Fuller's
Style: English Strong Ale
Chiswick, England

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RATINGS: 1757   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered. Occasionally in cask.
First brewed in 1995 for the 150th anniversary of the brewery. Winner of CAMRA Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain (1998-1999).
Ingredients: Pale Malt (mix of Pipkin, Maris Otter and Halcyon), crystal and amber malt from Simpsons. Goldings hops.
Described by Roger Protz as ’a rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices and nutmeg from malt and hops resulting in a dry, fruity finish’.

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3.9
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 [bottle from sainsburys] pours an amber/brown colour. Nose has a complex malty character, layers of honey, toffee, bread and dark fruits are undercut with a restrained fruit yeastiness and a background hop presence. full bodied, sweet upfront, leading to a dry finish and a touch of bitterness.

3.7
Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Pours amber with no head. Lots of sweet malt, caramel, and fugar in the aroma. Flavor is all caramel with some nuttiness to it. Didn’t get any hop presence whatsoever.

3.9
Sigmund (8031) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Rerate, 500 ml bottle conditioned, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.3%. Reddish brown colour, moderate cream-coloured head. Aroma as in original rating. Lovely and initially sweet flavour with malty and fruity notes, spicy and distinctly hoppy dry finish and aftertaste. I’m upping it a point. Original rating: 500 ml bottle conditioned, trade with maeib. Orange to brown colour, decent peachy to beige head. As I’ve had many British ales with excellent aroma lately, I kind of expected the 1845 to be equally good. It’s not, but that doesn’t mean the aroma is bad either. Moderate fruitcake and caramel aroma on a hoppy background. The flavour is malty with some spices and decent hops, but not VERY complex. The ABV is evident, but alcohol does not dominate the flavour. Hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. A decent beer, but not the best I’ve had.

4
HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAY 28, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (500ml). Nice dark amber pour, "stately" is how I think of this beer. Good blend of bitterness and maltiness, spicy and lively too. Bottle-conditioned, each bottle is better than the last. When my 13 remaining bottles are gone I will be sad and hope for its return.

3.8
mjg74 (3205) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Pours a medium/dark amber color. Strong aroma. Sort of a roasted toffee sort of a thing going on. Maybe a little ginger or something. Nice full mouthfeel. Lots of roasted maltiness. Pretty much seems to be pure roastiness. I like it like that.

3.8
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2005 Bottle, Poured deep amber with off white head. I smelled some yeast and dark fruit, tasted caramel. Good. 7-16-05 rerate. I got a lot of wood in this , sherry and port.

4
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011 Bottled. Dark copper coloured, mediumsized beige foamy head. Nice fruitish malty aroma with caramellish hints. Also raisins are present in aroma. Fruitish malty taste, with uhge bitter hoppy finish. Very nice beer indeed. 8 3 8 4 15

[email protected] Hunters, Pori. Amber colour, small beige head, which leaves good lace. Aroma is fruity, biscuity, mildly earthy and also a bit caramelly. Flavour is bitter grassy hops, some earth, sweet maltyness and also quite fruity notes. Very balanced and nice. 8 4 8 4 16

5
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Wow! What can I say about such an incredible ale? It poured medium reddish mahogany and glistened under a thick foamy two-finger tan head, which slowly ebbed to a nice floating skim and crisp lacing all the way up the glass. The aromas were a complex blend of sweet fruit, raisins, prunes, citrus, apple, berries, warm meadow, cinnamon, spice, molasses, ginger, malt, yeast and esters. The taste is huge -- a big slam of dark toasted malt hits you first, followed by BIG hoppy bitterness. These big elements are well-tempered by a sweet fruitiness, almost honey-like. There’s just enough soft herbal character to make it interesting. It starts malty, goes all sweet and mushy in the middle, wakes you up with a whisper of yeast, then slaps you hard in the face with the magnificent hops for a head-shaking bitter finish, which fades to a lingering fruit aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and succulent with perfect carbonation. ABV is killer but this ale is so good you still want several more. TRY THIS ALE!

3.6
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2005
deep copper color with a light tan head. earthy malt aroma, rutabaga-like hoppy aroma too. flavor is dry malt and bitter hops, some sweetness from the malt depth but also earthy and root-vegetable like.

4.5
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2005
Beautiful ale. Deep brown-amber color with a rocky white head. Aroma of caramel malt and earthy hops. Rich toffee malt flavors open up, followed by the earthy hops and a pleasant, lingering medium bitterness. Full Bodied, low carbonation for a smooth creamy mouthfeel.


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