Fullerís Past Masters 1931 Old Burton Extra (OBE)

Formerly brewed at Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
First seen as a one-off cask release at Ealing beer festival in July 2012. Released in bottles in August 2012.
The third beer in the Past Masters series was first brewed on Thursday, September 10th 1931. The origins of the Old Burton style have changed over the course of the 20th Century, but this version is brewed to the authentic recipe - a true recreation of a wonderful long-lost beer. A rich, golden ale with a big malt character and an incredible balance of sweetness and warmth on the palate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4901) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Dark amber-brown coloured with a sweet malty and red fruity flavour, almond and earthy notes with a peppery hop and sugary sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1388) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours a dark amber color. Beautiful and clear. Forms a small creamy and thin bubbled light beige head. Good retention and many small spotty lacings left in the glass S: Sweet caramel grains and flowery hopys, basically. Notes of dark fruits and alcohol T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet caramel malts upfront. Toffee, roasted malts, dark fruits and bready yeasts. Nice dry hoppy bitter end M: Medium body and medium to low carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste. Caramel malts and English hops O: Good drinkability. Not the best from Fullerís but still a enjoyable Ale [ BA Review @ 3/26/2013 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4158) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma: molasses, dark ripe fruits. Appearance: dark brown, medium, creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets, some alcohol, some bitterness in the long finish. Overall: nice English Strong Ale. Bottle at The Victoria, Lancaster Gate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grima (2386) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours dark ruby red with off-white head. Smells has sweet caramel, licorice and floral hops. Starts malty-bitter, caramelly, floral hoppy. Middle part has caramel and lots of bitter malts, paired with some flowery hops. Goes into a malty-grainy, caramelly finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14148) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle - Light biscuit malts and caramel. Hazy copper with a rich white head. Lots of rich toffee, dark fruit and brown sugar. Almost like a light barley wine. Quite nice and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours clear dark amber, thin off-white head. Aromas of raisins, dark sugar, toffee. Taste is burnt toast, toffee, Herbal bitterness at the end. Hides the strength well. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9624) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
(bottle) Hazy, dark amber colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Dark malty, moderately toasted malty taste with nutty notes, caramel, dried fruits (raisins) and a tinge of alcohol. Mildly sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Dark malt character with notes of dried fruits, caramel and hoppy spice in the background; sweet-bitter, toasty and mildly fruity finish with a touch of warming alcohol. Likeable and rounded brew but not as exciting as expected. 04.VII.14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8662) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours clear dark amber with a nice looking 1" creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty with some red ripe fruits. Taste is light sweet, malty with some meaty cherries, lingering berries, nice but one dimentional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11754) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
Dark ruby. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of dark caramel, port, plum jam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1133) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
Excellent big ABV with a nice head. Resins and some sweetness with astringent alcohol burn in the back ground. Overall nice for a wintery evening.

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