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100
style
Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1765   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VITUSBEERHOUSE (216) - SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS, - MAR 12, 2014
Buenisima,a la nariz malta y una mezcla de fragrancias de hierbas y algo muy sutil de cafe,al paladar medio bitter lupulo pronunciado malta hierbas y cafe,recomendada


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (414) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2016
Red. Fruity esters and caramel malt unfold in this pretty and harmonious strong ale. The full and sweet (but balanced) taste ends with a solidly bitter and slightly hoppy finish. Full body. Overall, a great english strong ale. Tasty and very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (2315) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2016
Some chalk, little iron, little sweetness, very British. Love it that they call this 6.3 percent beer a strong ale. Gift from uckelman

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nikokaoja (36) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - NOV 22, 2016
22. 11. 2016, Ljubljana. Bottled (of course). Very large and resiliant amber head. Silky mouthful with sharp, distinguishable aromas. Many flavours combined. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2922) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2016
Flaska från Systembolaget Hansa. Så här ska en öl se ut. Ett fantastiskt gräddigt smutsvitt skum som ligger likt en gräddbulle ovanpå drycken, som är mörkt bärnstensfärgad. Väldigt snyggt. Dofter av rågbröd, nöt, malt och toffee. Smakinslag av nöt, karamell, citrus och druvor. Lätt syrlighet i avslutningen.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grumpelmies (41) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle. Amber copper coloured. Beautiful head. Aroma is nutty, malty and full of english hops. Maybe some vanilla. Taste: biscuit, fruity (orange?), honey, toffee, bready, caramell and slightly spicy. Nice long hoppy bitter finish. Low carbonation. Feels crisp and creamy at the same time. Complex enough for sipping but is also suited for a night of proper drinking. A very fine and satisfying ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malushky (104) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma of vanilla and coffe, smoked, alcohol distinguishable. Taste starts sweet, vanilla, hint of toffee, finish is coffee, bitter. Average carbonation, long finish, quite heavy to drink, pleasant. Good beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
Blueshawk (451) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2016
- braune Farbe mit einem schönen Rotschimmer und leichter Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Rosinen, Nuss, Honig, Toffee, Orangenschalen, Brot, Aprikose und etwas Holz - die Carbonisierung ist mir eine Idee zu moussierend - der Antrunk überrascht angenehm durch die unerwartet bitteren Obertöne - Nuss, Bitterorange und eine malzige Honigsüße begleiten im Mittelteil diese Hopfenbitternis in gelungener Art und Weise - im Abgang noch eine dezent eingesetze Rauchnote und die Perfektion ist vollbracht Fazit: Ein komplexes und perfektes Ale

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
midovark (612) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - OCT 22, 2016
0.5 l bottle. Deep copper color with long lasting, thin off-white head. Malt, bread, toffee, nuts and fruity notes in aroma. In taste it has pretty much the same notes, suplemented with some raisin. Quite long sweetish finish, combined with some bitter overtones, very soft carbonation and medium body. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (1076) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Delicate aroma honey nuts pours amber small off white head and lacing. Taste dry wood treacle warming alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2290) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 30, 2016
amber to mahogany colour, moderate sized dense off-white head; aroma of biscuit, caramel, plum jam, some raisins and orange zest notes; taste is the same with toasted notes; good English-style ale


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