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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%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Pours translucent dark amber brown with a small, quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma of light toffee, malt, caramel. Flavor is super malty, caramel and English toffee, pears with a twinge of alcohol. Finish heavy on the toffee, citrus, and light hop bitterness with stays around for awhile. Solid mouth feel with active carbonation; not harsh, but defiantly dances on the tongue if held too long. Surprisingly rich with all the maltiness, but bitter end throws me off. Less balanced and more, I dunno, schizophrenic, but not in an extreme way. Enjoyable, but less hop in the Finish would have really made this one a winter beer of choice. Still, this is a very fine beer.


3.7
ptitlouis57 (35) - - FEB 18, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2018 Saveur bière. Robe ambrée, mousse blanc cassé. Nez : caramel, grillé, fruits. Bouche : idem, houblon. Final sur l’amertume contenue.

3.1
malibrat (188) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Trenutno najbolji Engleski Strong Ale na Rate Beeru. I jedino što mogu reći da je to zasada Englesko pivo sa najjačim tijelom i najpunijeg okusa. Puno se jače osjeti slad nego kod drugih Engleskih piva što me najviše iznenadilo tako da je pivo slatkastije. Vrlo dobro pivo i legnut će svima koji vole Hrvatske lagere.

3.2
Cokemonkey11 (1144) - - JAN 7, 2018
Bottle. Medium rosewood amber with no head. Scent is medium english bitter with some wood resin. Taste is soft, mature, english ale with loads of resin, and a fairly mild malt profile. Some bitterness. Some cereal properties. A bit harsh. Finish is lax. Very good. Overrated.

3.2
balloonbuffoon (803) - - JAN 2, 2018
16.9floz (500ml) bottle, BBD: 05.09.2016 (just a little aged...), $4, imperial glass. Pours out a dull copper-brown color with one finger of head. I do get a sense of fruit cake in the nose, buttery-caramel sweetbread with spices. Taste consists of semi-sweet toffee and a lightly burnt toast. The palate has lot vibrancy, but it is not damaged to be off putting. The body is medium-full with gentle carbonation. Tastes surprisingly decent despite the unwanted aging, from sitting a store shelf and then a box that appeared to destined for removal from inventory. I took a chance on this beer, because in my area Fuller's shipments have become sporadic and product offerings diminished. Sigh.

4
Beers0mniac (158) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Deep brown color with nice beige head. Intense smell of toffee, caramel, sweet fruits. Taste of sweet caramel malts, dark fruits, toffee, salty licorice. Finishes with dry hops. Overall very delicious, one of the best from fuller´s

4.5
deepdrinker (385) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2017 Superb example of strong English Ale. Deep red/ brown in appearance with a malt caramel and a sublime taste

3.7
ALIBALI (2889) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2017
Kräuterschwitze auf dem cakey EarthHopFundament oder Brown Ale & Autumn Sympathisant auf dem Holiday Season Trip? Beides!👍😎...Pint? Bottle...MARTINS WEINDEPOT Kiel.

3.7
tomandoaltura (363) - - NOV 6, 2017
Apariencia : cobrizo intenso translúcido (18 SRM aprox.); cabeza color marfil; regular retención; buen encaje Aroma : pan integral y malta caramelo; notas de membrillo y nueces; ligera malta tostada Boca : ligero sabor a malta tostada, nueces y tenue café; amargor medio (28 IBU); final semi-seco de notas frutales; cuerpo medio-completo; buena carbonatación

4
anfractuosity (493) - - OCT 15, 2017
Delicious. Tastes of toffee/caramel and dark fruits. Darkish amber in colour. Caramel on the nose.

4.2
djcampbell (432) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2017
Výborné pivo po všech stránkách. Příjemná chuť, karamelové aroma, silnější říz a jemná pěna.


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