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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 1774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly available bottled (bottle conditioned). Occasionally in cask.
Ingredients: Pale Malt (mix of Pipkin, Maris Otter and Halcyon), crystal and amber malt from Simpsons. Goldings hops.
First brewed in 1995 for the 150th anniversary of the brewery.
Winner of CAMRA Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain (1998-1999). 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
DavidWoodruff (621) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Amber with a beige head. Dark dried fruit aroma. Malt sweetness is balanced by hop bitterness and drying alcohol. Fruity and nutty. Gets better as it warms up.

3.8
ludos68 (56) - - MAR 13, 2017
Strong ale da bel colore bruno- ramato. Aromi dominati dal malto con una nota di frutta rossa. In bocca i sapori principali sono di caramello e pane tostato. Luppolatura presente solo nel finale donando un retrogusto piacevolmente amarognolo.

3.8
GTAEgeek (2218) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2017
0.5 L bottle. Pours clear, dark bronze color, with a small, fleeting, beige head. Toasted caramel aromas, with some smoke, syrup, plums, leather, and earth. Sweet and malty, with a sharp, sticky bitterness. Heavy body, smooth, and a little sticky. This is a malty, sticky, and aggressively hopped beer. Like a smoother and more friendly version of Arrogant Bastard.

3.3
Smithld1 (285) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Spicy, treacley. Very sweet. A bit appley. It’s not too bad. Doable but no stunner. I prefer esb

3.3
bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2017
500ml bbNov2017, merci BeardedAvenger for the trade. - Tightens the gap between fruitcake-malty UK strong ale and apricot-jenever Belgian tripel. Quite fumy with sweet abv esters for 6,3%, reminds me of a boozy baby Piraat with a tad more class. Sticky apricot jam and overcooked fruitcake flavoured. Becomes quite bitter with atea leaf and walnut peel astringency midway and all the way past the final sip.

4
ANZUShophunter (450) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2017
From bottle in tulip. Pours hazy amber with aroma of fruitbread and (yes) nutmeg. Rich malt-driven taste with almost woody spice undertones. Quite a tasty drop.

4.2
Onesimus (85) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Dark amber/Copper slightly hazy with one finger of off white head Nose has loads of malt, mixed spice and herbs. Mouthfeel is lush and smooth with moderate carbonation. Upfront is malty with hints of caramel and fruit cake mixed spice, quickly giving way to those lingering hops with herbs, nettles and hint of citrus pith. It's refreshing and satisfying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
MayumiH (1214) - - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear copper colour. On the bitter side. Spice on the nose. Caramel malts. Medium body. Very drinkable.

3.8
kustie (1186) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber color with off-white head. Aroma has wood, dark fruits, grass and malt. Taste is malty with long bitter and quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of dark fruits, malt, caramel, wood. Nice balance.

3.6
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Cask at fuller’s pub in London. rich full creamy body and full flavour. flowers and bread.


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