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

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, special.
1966 Strong Ale, the fourth in the series, is a bottle conditioned ale brewed to a strong ale recipe from 1966 when it was drunk during the celebration of England’s victory in the World Cup. This warming, dark ruby ale has a rich rounded flavour with notes of plum and a velvety warm caramel finish.

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4.2
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2014
It says ruby on the label and that’s a good reflection of the truth. Ruby to polished mahogany in colour with a skim of head and evident sparkle. Very rich aroma of plums, figs and steamed pudding. There’s some amber resinous quality and ripe autumnal fruits as well. It really is a complex aroma. A sweet, oily body and elegant flavours. Just a suggestion of bitterness but long finishing because of the mass of malty flavours. Indeed, malt is the superstar and begs for me to have more of this.

4.1
Grzesiek79 (4297) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 7, 2014
ladne opakowanie, to przede wszystkim stylowa etykieta nawiazujaca do owczesnego piwa. Stara receptura dajes sie tu zauwazyc przede wszystkim juz po pierwszym lyku. Piwo jest tresciwe gozkie i jakby lekko stechle pachnie zarowno mokra wilgotna scierka jak i podsuszonymi morelami. Kolor ciemno bursztynowy, piwo o skromnej pianie. Delikatnie wysycone. slodowosc uboga ale suszona trawa daje znac w koncowce pozostawiajac dlugi wytrawny finisz. Calkiem inne piwo niz wiekszosc ESA

4.1
BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
500ml bottle shared with the wife on 30th Aug 2014, drank in The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham. Really enjoyed this semi-sweet malty brew and re-living 1966 again (was too young to drink then though). Lovely colour and texture, deep, dark amber, off-white crown and a smooth feel throughout the drink. Malty molasses vie with a mixed bag of dark fruits in both the nose and taste, the alcohol well hidden within the flavours. A very good beer and one i would gladly have again and again.

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wozap (891) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Butelka do 31.Dec.2016 Czerwono-miedziane, piana średnia, dość trwała, a samo piwo długo pracuje w szkle. W aromacie słodowość, biszkopty, suszone owoce, wyraźne rodzynki i śliwki, nuta winna w stylu Malagi. W smaku słodycz ciasteczkowa i dojrzałe owoce. Wytrawne, nawet taniczne na finiszu, średnie nasycenie.

3.9
Seffle (464) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from Systemet. Nice mahoggany colour. Malty aroma with liquorize and roasted caramell. Rather sweet but fullbodied taste with caramell and coffee. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
wihlan (403) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Trevlig öl med något kryddig smak. Skön maltighet och lagom bäska. Fullers gör det igen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
bjakk (779) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2014
Golden red light yellow thick foam. Malt, raisins, metal in the aroma. Malt, toffee, hint of fruit, mild metallic bitterness with a hint of grapefruit. Medium body high in carbon.

3.9
CanCrusher (1074) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, amber-red colour with small, creamy, light brown, long lasting head. Fruity aroma of blueberries, plums, raspberries, also biscuits and caramel. Taste is medium bitter with jam note as well as some woody flavor. Finish is medium bitter with a touch of alcohol, that warms up a little. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. It’s good, but not as good as previous from Past Masters series...

3.9
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear deep amber, with an off-white head. Malty aroma, caramel, toffee, hops yeat, chestnut, orange peel, apricot. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2. Malty, spicy taste, caramel, hops, orange, apricot, chestnut, yeast, ash. Very well balanced. (2014-11-23)

3.9
Syfher (418) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle of 50cl, in a pint glass: room temperature. Great English strong ale, with powerfull aroma and taste. Got a nice palate tho, it’s a very good and enjoyable beer. Go try it !


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