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


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RATINGS: 1744   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
britishalenerd (11) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
Aroma is very hard to detect...very faint cola notes is all I pick up. Light brown with a firm finger thick head. I get the fruit cake notes mentioned the Commercial Descrip. and in fact this is VERY bready. Mild spice in there as well. The cake/bread notes are extremely long lasting and start from the middle and stay well into the aftertaste. I like beers like this that have a feel good aftertaste that lingers a long while

BeardedAvenger (839) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle from Village Vintners, Pyrford. A fruity, berry laced aroma, with a boozy hit. Caramel brown. Frothy off-white head, which doesn’t last too long before shrinking. Initially sweet before a bitterness appears and gains in strength. Fruit, of the stewed variety. Berries. Spices. Caramel. Booze. Medium-heavy bodied. Oily. Average carbonation. Low key finish, with some warmth to it. Had this a few years ago and did n’ t like it, but now I can’t get enough of these warming boozy ales.

Flanfl (807) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 29, 2017
Clear copper body. Medium white head. Aroma of caramel, fudge, dried fruits. Flavours of sweet malt, caramel, fudge, dried fruits, nuts. Nutty caramely slightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ardeo (454) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 Bouteille 1/2 l. Ambr?e avec petite mousse. Fines dentelles. Superbe nez de fruits style prune ou raisin, toffee, caramel. Bouche fraiche sur les fruits, le candi, le caramel et un bel ?quilibre avec l’alcool. Amertume mod?r?e. Une beer vraiment bonne ? boire ou a partager sauf si on a vraiment soif. Le clavier s?lectionn? est "Belge" (point). J?ai la possibilit? d?ajouter "Belge" (virgule) ou "Fran?ais" (Belgique). Dois-je faire cela ? Should I do this?

Rubin77 (2244) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2017
F: big, tan, long lasting. C: coppery, clear. A: malty, sharp fruity, caramel, strawberry, cherries, light toffee. T: caramel malty, mellow fruity, cherries, nutty, raisins, bit of cocoa, light oily texture, decent bitterness on the palate, full body, low to medium carbonation, enjoyed, 0,5l bottle from Sainsbury’s supermarket, Camden, London.

colui72 (1056) - HONG KONG - MAY 31, 2017
Pours copper with a large off-white head, and some lacing. Aroma of ripe fruit, strong caramel, cake and spices. Taste gets the same, with all this sweetness of cake and caramel, ripe fruits not overly sweet and well balanced. Smooth, medium body, not over carbonated, medium dry finish. This is a classic and I’m happy that even after years and thousands of different beers I still enjoy it!

Gorgosh (500) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2017
Summan av alla laster är konstanta. Och tar man med den här 1845:an i beräkningarna är det säkrast att resten av livet präglas av celibat och långsamma bilar. Över huvud taget jävligt mustig på alla håll och kanter med kola-, choklad- och russinarom. Kraftigt rostad smak med en aning lakrits och frukt. Sällan har det känts så motiverat att avstå kubanska cigarrer och magdans.

NordicV (2357) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2017
Brun öl med ett beige skum. Doft av malt, mörkt socker, torkad frukt och alkoholsötma. I smaken tillkommer nötighet och humlebeska.

GhostS (398) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 18, 2017
Aroma - intense, sweet and floral, with lot of flowers, caramel and quince jam in the first plan, then honey and caramelized fruits with some delicate alcohol. Taste - very complex, with medium intensity and very well balanced, with lot of caramelized fruit jam, honey quince jam, then a soft bitterness and a bit of alcohol in the final/aftertaste. Very delicious and very pleasant.

tmdaines (89) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2017
A lovely premium ale. Nice burnt coffee notes on the palate, a beautiful aroma. Will definitely seek out more of Fuller’s in the future.

Davros IX (381) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A bitter "with the volume turned up." Hops, malt and alcohol all present in abundance, plus a slight, but welcome sweetness. Lovely mouth feel and a good lingering flavour. Very good, but quite rich.

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