overall
98
100
style
Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1769   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10131) - Wigston, Leicestershire, - APR 3, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2004 Re-rate. I must have been drunk the first time...Syrupy and heavy - like a Scottish heavy. Sweet malts are complemented by a bitter burnt toffee flavour. Spicy hops are present that give this beer a warming feeling - and the alcohol helps.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1107) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (1000) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Cask at fuller’s pub in London. rich full creamy body and full flavour. flowers and bread.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4303) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle At Heathrow. Dark amber, slight haze, small bubbly head. Woody, malty aroma, fruitcake. Taste gets a bit tangy and spicy, caramel, brown bread. A bit of warmth from the ABV, quite evident here after a week of gentle bitters.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (428) - 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 (2336) - 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 (85) - 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 (2993) - 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 (162) - 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 (109) - 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.


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