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


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RATINGS: 1759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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Englander (21) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2007
Good strong hop smell that means business. Looks like a full bodied ale. Pours with a decent head. Strong, smooth malt flavour and after taste.

gerome (21) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2009
Pours a fairly transparent brown with a gorgeous frothy head and very nice lacing. Aroma of bitter malt, nut, and hop- subtle, but nice. Flavor is delicious- a tad bit thin, but really smooth. Excellent stuff.

alexjucla (20) - - MAY 17, 2011
Excellent, excellent beer. A very difficult beer to dislike, or even find fault with. Typical english ale malt profile, hops come through a little more, giving a grassy, herbal undertone to a carmel/toffee/spice charactered beer. The rich copper color is capped by a thick, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and spice. There is an interesting sweet aftertaste, that I can only describe as lingering sweet cream. Serious English character, serious taste, and a serious beer for serious beer drinkers. Not a beer to pass up.

sdabvl (20) - PERU - JUL 15, 2014
Aroma: caramelo y cafe. Apariencia: color ambar oscuro, pocas burbujas y poca espuma. Sabor: entre dulce y amargo. Paladar: cuerpo medio textura un poco cremosa con un final un poco amargo. En general: buena pero por el mismo precio se pueden encontrar mejores. Salud!!!

AmicusBeer (19) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2008
Think and redish in color. Pours with a nice head. Excellent ful bodied flavour. Sweet and malty. Slight amount of hops.

lindsey7638 (18) - , Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Pours a reddish amber with a tan head. Very hoppy in aroma and flavor. Not my favorite style but definitely a well brewed beer.

jagdpanzer (18) - USA - MAY 9, 2003
Best English Ale I have eer had, very good Bottle Conditioning. Fruity in taste, good creamy head with a hint of licorice giveing it a bitter sweet taste. I wish i would have bought more. Very Very Impressive. If you like the strong bitter sweet Ales from England this is one to try.

monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
This is a great plain ale, you really can't do better. It's eminently drinkable, with a pleasant aroma. When I first had this it made me smile because the taste seemed to contain equal parts of everything I liked about other ales. Not all that easy to find, but worth it. It's good cold too.

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