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

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RATINGS: 1754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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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AlabastorJones' rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Tall creamy off white head, clear amber body, aroma is distinctly sweet and fruity apple juice, caramel, mild roast, maybe a hint of tobacco, flavor is bold, initial flavor is all malt, caramel, mild rye spice, husk, mild roast, leads into dark fruit, raisins, figs, huge malt flavors are balanced very well against some piney noble hop bitters, mild diacetyl, tasty stuff! Extremely well balanced


3.7
ALIBALI (2482) - 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 (154) - - 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 (456) - - OCT 15, 2017
Delicious. Tastes of toffee/caramel and dark fruits. Darkish amber in colour. Caramel on the nose.

4.2
djcampbell (354) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2017
Výborné pivo po všech stránkách. Příjemná chuť, karamelové aroma, silnější říz a jemná pěna.

4.5
josanguapo (1920) - SPAIN - OCT 9, 2017
From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Watching Stranger Things 1x05. Really, and dangerously drinkable. Superb feel and a nice brown sugar and toffee profile in both nose and mouth, with strong bitterness at end

3.6
jooilakon (277) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle 500 ml from Waitrose. Aromas of burnt malts, caramel and "earth" (not sure how to describe this better). Leaves a big beige white head and a beautiful chestnut dark red body. Taste is bitter and creamy with burnt malts and notes of caramel. Leaves a pleasant, bitter aftertaste. Good autumn ale.

4
mikske79 (1727) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2017
De geur is heel vol en rijk. Een mooie schuimkraag. Er is wat van koffie in de smaak terug te vinden. Valt goed mee

3.3
metalspice (1072) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2017
Brunt øl med fint skum. Forholdsvis søt med mye karamell og korn. Også lette florale og fruktige preg. Mye bra, men litt skarp.

3.9
blackisle (2811) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle 50cl. @home poured into a teku glass. Clear deep amber, frothy off-white head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma toasted malts, cocoa, caramel, dark fruits; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasty, caramel, chocolate, touch of treacle; roasty sweetbitter aftertaste, light fruity and chocolate notes; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; very nice, smooth and well-balanced.

3.8
martpez (330) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 Nice mix between sweet and dry. Lovely texture smooth going down. Very nice bottled conditioned strong ale. Doesn’t fall for the trap of being too sweet. Reveals further complexities. It’s really good actually. Perfectly balanced.


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